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Chord Req: I Know How The River Feels

Genie 01 Apr 03 - 02:38 PM
Sorcha 01 Apr 03 - 02:58 PM
Lane 01 Apr 03 - 03:18 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: I Know How The River Feels
From: Genie
Date: 01 Apr 03 - 02:38 PM

Looking for chords to a song (seems to be a c/w "ballad") called "I Know How The River Feels."

I have downloaded an MP3 of Clay Aiken singing the song on a demo, so I can transcribe the words from that. I probably can also figure out the chords, if no one knows the song and has the chords handy.

But I would like to know who wrote it and if it's been around a while or is new. Also, has it been recorded by anyone well known? (It sounds like the sort of thing Vince Gill might sing.)

The song has the same kind of feel and sentiment to it as "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face."

I'll appreciate any info you have about the song.

Genie


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Subject: Lyr Add: I KNOW HOW THE RIVER FEELS
From: Sorcha
Date: 01 Apr 03 - 02:58 PM

Found the lyrics, save yourself transcribing them.

I KNOW HOW THE RIVER FEELS
(Steven Dale Jones/Amy Powers)

They say for everyone, there's that certain one
Out there, somewhere
I'd been looking hard, searching every heart
Getting nowhere
Didn't know I was making my way to you

Now I know how the river feels
When it reaches the sea
And finally finds the place
It was always meant to be
Holding fast, home at last
Knowing the journey's through
Lying here with you
I know how the river feels

Miles of loneliness, now make perfect sense
Here beside you
Tears like water fall, it was worth it all
Just to find you
And yours are the last arms I'll run to

Now I know how the river feels
When it reaches the sea
And finally finds the place
It was always meant to be
Holding fast, home at last
Knowing the journey's through
Lying here with you
I know how the river feels

Holding fast, home at last
Knowing the journey's through
Lying here with you
I know how the river feels
Oh, I know how the river feels

Tab can be found here and somebody smarter than me can copy/paste with the chords.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: I Know How The River Feels
From: Lane
Date: 01 Apr 03 - 03:18 PM

Love those lyrics... thank you Genie, Sorcha.... I"m off to find a recording!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: I Know How The River Feels
From: Genie
Date: 01 Apr 03 - 05:30 PM

Lane, If you like, I'll send you an MP3 of Clay singing the song.
If you don't know who he is, he's the skinny kid that looks a bit like Bill Gates did in high school but who is blowing the audience away with his voice on "American Idol."

I don't know who originally did the song, but Clay's recording of it sends shivers up and down my spine.

PM me your e-dress if you'd like the MP3.

I would post a link to where I found the MP3, but I've lost the link.

And Sorcha, thanks for posting the lyrics. Are you sure that the chorus goes "...holding fast, home at last..." and not "...rolling fast ...?" I've listened to it over and over and sometimes it sounds like "holding" but more often it sounds like "rolling."


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: I Know How The River Feels
From: Sorcha
Date: 01 Apr 03 - 06:17 PM

Nope, not sure at all. Copy/paste job. Website said Diamond Rio.


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Subject: Lyric/Chord Add: I KNOW HOW THE RIVER FEELS
From: Genie
Date: 01 Apr 03 - 08:24 PM

Here are the lyrics as Clay Aiken sang them on the demo I mentioned above.  And here are the chords I figured out from listening to that version.  (The Fmaj7 and the Dm7 are optional;  you could stay on F.  And the Dm in the last line of the chorus could be an F.  The C to A7 transition in the 3rd line of the chorus should be a walk down, but I can't post my vertical arrows here.)

Genie

I Know How The River Feels  (Steven Dale Jones/Amy Powers)     
recorded by Diamond Rio


F                                                     Fmaj7       C    Am   Em    G  
They say for everyone there's that certain one out there somewhere.
F                                                 Dm7            C  Am  Em   G
I've been lookin' hard, searchin' every heart,   gettin'  nowhere.
 F                             G                         Am
Didn't know I was makin' my way to you.

F                                 C               F                                C
Now I know how the river feels     when it reaches the sea.
                F            C                 Am                  G
It finally finds the place it was always meant to be,
   F                 Fm               C                                 A7
Holdin' fast, home at last, knowin' the journey's through
         Dm                     G                            C
Lyin' here with you I know how the river feels.


F                                             Fmaj7              C    Am Em    G  
 Miles of loneliness now make perfect sense here  beside  you.
F                                            Am7              C   Am  Em  G
 Tears like water fall.  It was worth them all just  to  find you,
          C                 Am                    F    
And yours are the last arms I'll run to.

F         G7                  C                F                               C
Now I know how the river feels     when it reaches the sea.
                F            C              Am                     G
It finally finds the place it was always meant to be,
   F                C          Fm  C                                 A7
Holdin' fast, home at last, knowin' the journey's through.
          Dm                     G                          C
Lyin' here with you I know how the river feels.
   F                C         Fm    C                                 A7
Holdin' fast, home at last, knowin' the journey's through.
          F                        G                            C
Lyin' here with you I know how the river feels.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: I KNOW HOW THE RIVER FEELS
From: Genie
Date: 04 Apr 03 - 09:41 PM

After playing around with the song for a while, here's the chord pattern I finally settled on.    It works for me, but in several places there's more than one chord that will fit.  Depends a lot on the harmony you use.
I capo to the second or third fret.
*  The straight veritcal line ( | ) in the chord pattern below is supposed to be a walkdown arrow, but I can't get the arrows to come out in the posts, so you'll have to add the points to the arrows.

I Know How The River Feels  (Steven Dale Jones/Amy Powers)     
Recorded by Diamond Rio

At this site you can download a demo MP3 of the song by Clay Aiken.
Key:  G  (Verse and chorus both start on the #4 chord.)

C                                                   Cmaj7
They say for everyone there's that certain one
G         |*   Em     D
Out there somewhere.
C                                 Am7    
I've been lookin' hard, searchin' every heart,
G    |      Em  D
Gettin'  nowhere.
C                           D                           Em**
Didn't know I was makin' my way to you.

C                                G       |      Em          C                 G  |  Em
Now I know how the river feels     when it reaches the sea.
   G          C            G              Em                     D
It finally finds the place it was always meant to be,
  C                Cm                G                  |               E7
Holdin' fast, home at last, knowin' the journey's through
          Am                    D                            G
Lyin' here with you I know how the river feels.


C                                              Cmaj7           G    |   Em    D
 Miles of loneliness now make perfect sense here beside  you.
C                                          Am7               G   |   Em    D
 Tears like water fall.  It was worth 'em all just to find you,
           C               Em              (G)  C
And yours are the last arms I'll run to.

   D7                           G       |    Em          C                G  |  Em
Now I know how the river feels   when it reaches the sea.
   G         C             G              Em                     D
It finally finds the place it was always meant to be,
  C                Em       Cm   G                    ‚             E7
Holdin' fast, home at last, knowin' the journey's through
          Am                   D                             G
Lyin' here with you I know how the river feels.
  C                 G         Cm   G                  |               E7
Holdin' fast, home at last, knowin' the journey's through
          Am                    D                            G
Lyin' here with you I know how the river feels.


** Use either Em or C, depending on how you modulate the tune.


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