drank like a river
words and music by david ryan adams, caitlin cary, and phil wandscher
barland music/texas browndog music/maggot brain music (bmi)


A                         G                               D
he was neely eyed when he returned to the town where he'd come from

A                              G           D
he's brown bagging it tonight, behind some tavern

A                                    G              D
somebody wrecked his life, and i bet you it was his darlin'

A                                    G              D
somebody wrecked his life, and i bet you it was his darlin'
 

D                  A              G
so he drank like a river when the wedding bells rang

D                A              G
watched from the steeple as the choir girls sang

D           A             G
died in the gutter on his feet and his hands

D                   A                D
same hands that had once touched her face

A-G-D-A
A-G-D-A

A                          G                        D
He was neely eyed,when he returned to the town he'd come from

A                                   G              D
he's hanging out drinking beer with his brother in-law

A                                 G                D
he was a drinker at night, in the morning he was unnerving

A                              G               D
he was a drinker full time the day he lost his darlin'
 

D                  A              G
so he drank like a river when the wedding bells rang

D                A              G
watched from the steeple as the choir girls sang

D           A             G
died in the gutter on his feet and his hands

     D              A                D
same hands that had once touched her face
 

D                  A              G
so he drank like a river when the wedding bells rang

D                A              G
watched from the steeple as the choir girls sang

D           A             G
died in the gutter on his feet and his hands

     D              A                D
same hands that had once touched her face
 


corrections?

*losering*