Am
   Hold my hand
C                  G                    D
 Ooh, baby, it’s a long way down to the  bottom of the river
Am
   Hold my hand,
C                 G                D
Ooh, baby, it’s a long way down, a long way down


Am         C        G          D
If you get sleep or if you get none
     Am           C           G        D
-The cock’s gonna call in the morning, baby-
Am        C                 G       D
Check the cupboard for your daddy’s gun

-Red sun rises like an early warning-
Am               C             G          D
The Lord’s gonna come for your first born son

-His hair’s on fire and his heart is burning-
Am        C               G     D
Go to the river where the water runs

-Wash him deep where the tides are turning-

Interlude: Am

    C  G   D
And if you fall....
    C  G   D
And if you fall....


Am       
Hold my hand
C                  G                    D              
Ooh,  baby, it’s a long way down to the bottom of the river
Am       
Hold my hand,
C                 G                D
Ooh, baby, it’s a long way down, a long way down


The wolves will chase you by the pale moonlight
-Drunk and driven by a devil’s hunger-
Drive your son like a railroad spike
-Into the water, let it pull him under-
Don’t you lift him, let him drown alive
-The good Lord speaks like a rolling thunder-
Let that fever make the water rise
-And let the river run dry-


D
And I said


Hold my hand
Ooh, baby, it’s a long way down to the bottom of the river
Hold my hand,
Ooh, baby, it’s a long way down, a long way down
Hold my hand
Ooh, baby, it's a long way, a long long long way
Hold my hand
Ooh, baby, it's a long way down, a long way down
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