SECTION 1: Dm-G-Dm-C-G Dm-G-Dm-C-G F-C F-C-Dm-G-F-C-G Dm-Ddim-F-C G (ending:Dm) DmYou come across G the Dm James River C-G Dm For a G needle and a Dm thread C-G Dm A snakeskin G vest for the Dm doctor C-G F A bottle of C aspirin for your Dm head G-Dm-G
Dm You come across G the Dm old lee bridge C-G Dm A-For a dollar G fifty in Dm change C-G Dm But would you G come across the Dm James River C-G F to be my C woman a-Dm-gain? G F to be my C woman a-G-gain?
SECTION 2: Dm-Ddim-F-C Dm-Ddim-F-C Dm-Ddim-F-C G
You go to work for Ms. Kitty For a decent rate of pay But would you come across the James River For this heart of gold? For this heart of gold?
REPEAT SECTION 2
You keep a pistol in your left boot A brush an' comb in your purse. But would you come across the James River To be my woman again? Oh yeah To be my woman again?