By The River
Chords And Lyrics
On The Acoustic

By The River Chords And Lyrics Bob Seger Guitar Lesson

Welcome to this By The River chords and lyrics page you'll find my free pdf below, an acoustic demo, song lyrics, a clip of Bob Seger, some rhythm tips and a purchase link for the full tutorial lesson.

By The River
Chords And Lyrics

Demo Tips & Pdf

This track is on the 1995 "It's A Mystery" album which was Seger's last album until he returned to the music recording scene in 2006. The song was not released as a single.


  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 1st Fret = original key
  • Rhythm = use a root down root down up and repeat 
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, Em, D, C, D, B7, G7, C/G

By The River Lyrics

I was walkin' - by the river
I held my hand out - to feel the rain
Just a light rain - Almost a sun shower
Makin' all things - shine again

And I felt like I belonged - I felt so strong
As I walked on

There was rhythm - And there was order
There was a balance - There was a flow
There was patience - Indulgence
There was a power - I could not know

And I felt it all made sense
The innocence - The permanence

I took my young son - to the river - I held his hand out- to feel the rain

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