The bridge washed out    (video)

 

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    The bridge washed out and I can't swim

                   A                   E       A

    and my baby's on the other side.

 

              A

1. When I awoke this a mornin' the rain was a pouring down,

   D                                                                                           A

    I was gonna wed the little river girl over the bridge across town.

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    Now I'm a runnin' up and down the river

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    and my nerves are driving me wild,

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    cause the bridge washed out, I can't swim

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    and my baby's on the other side.

 

             A

2. Oh, rain, oh, rain, stop fallin', dark clouds hurry from the sky,

              D

    the preacher and my bride are waitin'

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    and the weddin' bells are startin' to chime.

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    I can't kiss and hold her and it's drivin' me out of my mind,

                        A                          D

    cause the bridge washed out, I can't swim

                   A                   E       A

    and my baby's on the other side.

 

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3. Yeah, I got one foot in the water one foot solid on the ground,

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    I try to swim that ragin' ol' river but I know if I try I'd drown.

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    There's not a boat around me, they walked on out with the tide,

                    A                          D

    and the bridge washed out, I can't swim,

                   A                   E       A

    and my baby's on the other side.

 

 

 

 

 

                A

4. Yeah, rain, oh, rain, stop fallin', dark clouds hurry from the sky,

              D

    the preacher and my bride are waitin'

                                                               A

    and the weddin' bells are startin' to chime.

    A                                                                                   D

    I can't kiss and hold her and it's drivin' me out of my mind,

                        A                                D

    cause the bridge washed out and I can't swim

                   A                   E       A

    and my baby's on the other side.

                       A                                D

    I said, the bridge washed out and I can't swim

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    and my baby's on the other side.

 

    (Werner Mack)