Bury me down by the river    (video)

 

    G - C - G (2x)

 

   G             C                 G

1. I wasn't born in the morning, no,

G                                C              D

    I must have been born in the night.

     G                    C                 B7         Em

    I've done my road, and I'll carry my load,

G                D              G      - D

    and all I own is my life.

 

   G             C              G

2. I wasn't born to be lucky, no,

G                                C                D

    'cause luck had no future with me.

     G                     C                 B7            Em

    I've done my wrong and I'll sing, sing, sing my song,

G                         D                          G      - D

    and stand beneath the hanging tree.

 

   G           C                G

Bury me down by the river,

G             C                    D

let all the townspeople see,

         G             C                B7              Em

their enemy's dead, let me lay, lay my head,

G                      D                          G

    just put me down and set me free.

 

   G             C             G

3. I wasn't born as a rich man, no.

G                       C          D

    a rich man I never, I never could be.

     G                     C                 B7            Em

    I've done my wrong and I'll sing, sing, sing my song,

G                         D                          G     D

    and stand beneath the hanging tree (everybody sing now!)

 

+  CHORUS     +  D   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   G           C                G

Bury me down by the river,

G             C                    D

let all the townspeople see,

         G             C                B7              Em

their enemy's dead, let me lay, lay my head,

G                      D                                C                  G

    just put me down - - - and set me free (set me free !)

 

(orig. = capo 2nd)   (Bee Gees)