Cry Me A River

(Sam's chords)

Words & Music:

Arthur Hamilton (1953)

Am  Amb9                Am9  Am7  A

Now----, you say you're lonely---,

Dm7         GM7         CM7  CM6  E7b9  E7

You cry the whole night through.

              A7(add9)        D9

Well, you can cry me a river, cry me a river

F7        E7    E+   Am  [back to opening Am lick]

I cried a river over you.

Now, you say you're sorry for being so untrue.

Well, you can cry me a river, cry me a river, I cried a river over you.

 

Am            E7              Dm        E7   Am        Dm7          E7

You drove me, nearly drove me out of my head while you never shed a tear.

Am             E7     Dm           E7

Remember?  I remember all that you said:

Am               Am+7         Am7              Am6          Bb9 E7

Told me love was too plebian, told me you were through with me, and,

 

Now, you say you love me.  Well, just to prove it's true,

You can cry me a river, cry me a river, I cried a river over you.

A7(add9)        D9               F7        E7         D9  C9  B9

Cry me a river, cry me a river.  I cried a river over you.

F7        E7         [final chord: Am9(5), B on high E, or the original Am lick]

I cried a river over you.

 

[Chordal arrangement for guitar by Sam Davis]

 

Verse chords are:

Am   = X 0 2 5 5 X [2 beats]

Amb9 = X 0 3 5 5 X [2 beats]

Am9  = X 0 4 5 5 X [2 beats]

Am7  = X 0 5 5 5 X [1 beat]   TO:   A7   = X 0 5 6 5 X [1 beat]

Dm7  = X 5 3 5 3 X [2 beats]

GM7  = 3 x 3 4 5 3 [2 beats]

 

CM7 = x 3 5 4 5 x [1 beat]    TO:   CM6 = x 3 5 2 5 x [1 beat]

E7b9 = x 2 3 1 3 x [1 beat]   TO:   E7 = x 2 2 1 3 x [1 beat]

[on low E string, do an eighth note pick-up]

 

A7(add 9) = 5 x 5 6 5 7 [4 beats]

D9 = x 5 4 5 5 x [4 beats]

 

F7  = 1 x 1 2 4 X

E7  = 0 x 0 1 3 0

E+7 = x x x 0 1 1[eighth notes with the vocal line to Am again]

 

Alternates:

x 0 x 1 sl. 2 p.o. 1 sl. 2 [2-0 on G string]

or to:

  x 0 3 1 [with 3 1 sl. To 4 2]

 

E7#9 = 0 x 0 1 3 3 or 0 x 0 1 1 3

 





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