RIVER OF HOPE - transcribed by Mike Bowman

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Intro :    Dm   Am   Dm   Am   Dm   Am  

Dm
HIGH ABOVE THE FOREST IN AN UNSEEN PLACE
                      Am  Dm         
WHERE THE CLOUDS WILL GATHER ON ANOTHER RACE
IN THE DUNGEON DEPTHS OF AN UNKNOWN CAVE
                                      Am  Dm     Am
THERE'S A STREAM THAT SPRINGS WITH A WORLD TO SAVE

AND IT GATHERS UP STRENGTH AS IT ROLLS ALONG    
AND IT GATHERS UP HOPE FOR EVERYONE
BUT IT RUNS TO PLAINS WHERE THE FARMLANDS WEEP
THROUGH THE BRAND NEW GARDENS WHERE RICH MEN SLEEP

Chorus Start
Dm                Am
I'M GOING TO FIND IT, I'M GOING TO PROVE IT
                      Dm
AND SHOW THE WHOLE DAMNED WORLD HOW TO USE IT
              Am
WHEN I FIND IT, WHEN I PROVE IT
                    Dm                  Am
I KNOW THAT SOME DAMNED FOOL IS GOING TO LOSE IT

F       Bb      F    C    F      Bb       C    F
IT'S THE RIVER OF HOPE           FROM THE POOL OF TEARS
         Bb           F    C    F        Bb          C          Dm     Am   Dm
IT'S THE RIVER OF HOPE           IT'S THE RIVER WE LOST FOR YEARS
Chorus End

PAST THE CHEMICAL PLANT WHERE THE JUNK FLOWS IN
BY THE NUCLEAR PROJECT WHERE THE CHILDREN SWIM
UNDER BRIDGES IN A CITY WHERE THE BODIES FLOAT
WHERE THE SUMMER SMELL KEEPS THE FLIES REMOTE

Chorus

THROUGH THE SWAMP OF A GHETTO WHERE THE MISSION WAS LOST
WHERE THE DOPE IS KING AND SILVER BOSS
PAST THE TRASH AND WRECKAGE FROM THE GARBAGE TRUCKS
PAST THE OIL SLICK WHERE THE JAIL BOAT DOCKS

TO A HOME IN SOME SEA AT THE NATIONS END
WHERE THE SUBMARINE IS FREEDOMS FRIEND
IF WE NEED THE RIVER LIKE WE DID BEFORE
THERE CAN BE NO NEED FOR IT LIVES NO MORE

Chorus

CHORD | E A D G B e
Dm    | 5 5 7 7 6 5
Am    | 5 7 7 5 5 5
F     | 1 3 3 2 1 1
C     | 3 3 5 5 5 3
Bb    | 1 1 3 3 3 1


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River Of Hope

Intro :    C    Dm   C    Dm   C    Dm   A    C    Dm   C

Dm
High above the forest in an unseen place
Where the clouds will gather on another race
In the dungeon depths of an unknown cave
                                      C    Dm  C  Dm  C  Dm  A  C  Dm
There's a stream that springs with a world to save

And it gathers up strength as it rolls along    
And it gathers up hope for everyone
But it runs to plains where the farmlands weep
Through the brand new gardens where rich men sleep

Chorus
Dm                C
I'm going to find it, I'm going to prove it
                      Dm
And show the whole damned world how to use it
              C
When I find it, when I prove it
                    Dm                  C
I know that some damned fool is going to lose it

F       Bb      F    C    F      Bb       C    F
It's the river of hope           From the pool of tears
         Bb           F    C    F        Bb          C          Dm     C    Dm
It's the river of hope           It's the river we lost for years

Past the chemical plant where the junk flows in
By the nuclear project where the children swim
Under bridges in a city where the bodies float
Where the summer smell keeps the flies remote

Through the swamp of a ghetto where the mission was lost
Where the dope is king and silver boss
Past the trash and wreckage from the garbage trucks
Past the oil slick where the jail boat docks

To a home in some sea at the nations end
Where the submarine is freedoms friend
If we need the river like we did before
There can be no need for it lives no more

CHORD | E A D G B e
A     | X 0 2 2 2 0
Bb    | X 1 3 3 3 1
C     | X 3 2 0 1 0
Dm    | X X 0 2 3 1
F     | X X 3 2 1 1