Across The River: Bruce Hornsby

Hornsby: Across The River l PianoDiana


Released in 1990 from the album, A Night on the Town, Bruce Hornsby picked up the

Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group. Here's one of his popular songs 

to learn. If you're anxious to try some other songs by this great artist, check out:





Chords & Lyrics to Across The River

Words & Music by B.R. Hornsby and John Hornsby

Key: D Major
Time: 4/4 Moderately Fast

Intro
D5 // F // Am7 // D5 // G/D // D5 // G/D //
D F Am7 D
She moved back around here thirty five weeks ago today 
G/D           D
Oh down the lane 
D                                                      F        Am7
At night she walks on the banks and remembers how she  
D                                       G/D
Dreamed of rowing away  
D
And how she left one day 
Am7                    G/D
She left with a driven look in her eyes  
D
Came back around with it still inside 
Am7        G/A
They said give it some time and you'll forget about it too 
Em11
We know they always do  
D
Well i know some fine day 
G/C       Am7        D/G  Em7        D
You will find your way across the river  
D               G/B
Row down slow 
Am7 D/G Em7
There's a long way to go  
D
Across the river 
She was proud and so strong
And she tried not to listen to idle talk
Downtown where she walked
They sit around and they say
That she came back with her tail between her legs
Like they always said she would
Well i hear it's better on the other side
They say you'll never do it so don't even try
Well you may be beaten downwith your closed mind
But don't try and make it mine
Well i know
Some fine day
You will find your way across the river
Row down slow
There's a long way to go
Across the river
Bb F Gadd2
your wild days are through is what they said
Bb F Gadd2
I dreamed she came, when i was down and
Em7
I walked where she led
Guitar Solo
D // G/B // G/C Am7 // D/G Em7 // D // D5 // F // Am7 //
D5 // G/D // D5 // G/D // D.S. al Coda
Standing on the shore
She looks to the west with a look of longing
To where the grass seems greener
There's a hard and distant prize
It probably won't happen but i think i'll try
Well even if it doesn't happen for me
It still beats hanging around here
Well i know Some fine day
You will find your way across the river
Row down slow
There's a long way to go
Across the river
Coda
D // G/B // G/C Am7 // D/G Em7 // D //
D5 // F // Am7 // D
©1990 WB Music Corp, Zappo Music and Basically Gasp Music

Chord Breakdown

Intro
D5 = D/ADA
F = F/ACF
Am7 = A/EGC
G/D = D/ DGB
Verse
D = D/DF#A
F = F/FAC
Am7 = A/CEA
G/D = D/BDG
Em11 = E/DGA
Chorus
D = D/ADF#
G/B = B/GBD
G/C = C/DGBD
Am7 = A/FAE
D/G = G/F#AD
Em7 = E/DGB
Bb = Bb/FBbD
F = F/CFA
Gadd2 = G/DGA
D5 = D/ADA
F = F/ACF
Am7 = A/EGC
D = DF#A

You can download the music, in Google Docs and play some of his other songs at riff station. Here's a great purchase for Hornsby fans:
Bruce Hornsby -- Anthology: Piano/Vocal/Chords

I think you'll find the riffs to many of the songs to be quite accurate. Give it a try!







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