Take Me To The River – Al Green!

I’d like to dedicate this song, to little Jr Park,
a cousin of mine that has gone on and we’d like to kind of carry on in his name, by saying.

I don’t know why I love you like I do,
after all these changes that you put me through.
You stole my money and my cigarettes,
and I haven’t seen hide nor hair of you yet.

I wanna know,
won’t you tell me,
am I in love to stay?

Take me to the river,
and wash me down.
Won’t you cleanse my soul,
put my feet on the ground.

I don’t know why she treated me so bad,
;ook at all those things that we could have had.
Love is a notion that I can’t forget,
my sweet sixteen I will never regret.

I wanna know,
won’t you tell me,
am I in love to stay?

Hold me, love me, please me, tease me,
till I can’t, till I can’t, take no more.
Take me to the river.

I don’t know why I love you like I do,
after all the things that you put me through.
The sixteen candles burning on my wall,
turning me into the biggest fool of them all.

I wanna know,
oh won’t you tell me,
am I in love to stay?

I wanna know,
take me to the river.
I wanna know,
I want you to dip me in the water.
I wanna know,
won’t you wash me in the water.
Wash me in the water,
wash me in the water.
Won’t you wash me in the water,
feeling good.


Take Me To The River – Chords & Guitar Lessons

For anyone interested in how to write a fantastic chord progression, look no further! This blues/soul/gospel classic is one of Al Green’s finest compositions.

The question is: How do you combine all those strings, horns, keyboards, guitars, and bass lines into just a one acoustic guitar arrangement?

Go to Take Me To The River – Chords & Guitar Lessons.


Al Green – Biography

Al Green is an American gospel and soul singer who has enjoyed great popularity since the early 70s.

Among his hits, you’ll find Let’s Stay Together and Take Me To The River as well as covers of A Change Is Gonna Come, Unchained Melody, Light My Fire, and My Girl.

Go to Al Green – Biography.

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