Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues Chords

 
         
         
         
         
3
2
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
2
1
3
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
7 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1

10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
X
10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
         
         
         
         
X
2
3
7 fr
         
         
         
         
2
4
3
1
X
X
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
2 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

10 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
Capo on 3 fret

Intro

G G/C G G C G G/C G

Chorus

GLord, I'm goin' uptown to the CHarlem River to drown GDirty water's gonna cover me over anDd I'm not gonna make Ga sound

Verse 1

GI'm on a roll, mama, I gotta go, I gotta Cget there while I still can GTroubled days are behind me now and DI know they're gonna let me in [melody rises] GSo when you see me walkin' up the empty yard, Cjust a-singin' and a-clappin' my hands GTell my mama I love her, tell my father I tried, Dgive my money to my baby to GspenGd C G G/C G

Chorus

'cause Lord, I'm goin' uptown to the Harlem River to drown Dirty water's gonna cover me over and I'm not gonna make a sound

Verse 2

GGood times come and they go, Ceven a good man'll break GHe'll let his troubles bury him whole Deven though he knows what's at stake [melody rises] GSo I'm taking no chances, carrying over Cwhile I'm still good in His grace GI'm no fool, mama, I know the difference between Dtempting and choosing my GfateG C G G/C G

Chorus

'cause Lord, I'm goin' uptown to the Harlem River to drown Dirty water's gonna cover me over and I'm not gonna make a sound Lord, I'm goin' uptown to the Harlem River to drown Dirty water gonna cover me over and I'm not gonna make a sound [No chords, or just lightly only strummed on last chorus] Lord, I'm goin' uptown to the Harlem River to drown Dirty water gonna cover me over and I'm not gonna make a sound