Jimmy Nail – Big River Ukulele Chords

Jimmy Nail Big River ukulele chords and strumming pattern are in this post! Start playing this Jimmy Nail song from the "Big River" album released in 1995 with your ukulele right now!

Key: C
Chords: [C], [F], [Am], [Em], [Dm], [G], [G7]
Strumming: D - DU - UDU (or D - D)
Difficulty: Moderate

Big River Ukulele Chords

[C]Walking on [F]cobble stone, [C]little bits of [F]skin and bone
[Am]Jumping on a [Em]tramcar for a [Dm]ride [G]
[C]I can [F]remember when, [C]I was just a [F]boy of ten,
[Am]Hanging ar[Em]ound the old quay [Dm]side [G]

[F]Now all the cap[C]stans and the [Am]cargo boats and [F]stevedores are gone
[Am]to where the [C]old ships go, but [Dm]memories
just [G7]like the seas live [C]on

[C]That was when coal [F]was king, [C]the river was a [F]living thing
[Am]and I was just a [Em]boy but it was [Dm]mine, [G7]the coaly [C]Tyne [F]

[G]For this was a [C]big [F]river
I want [Am]you all to [Em]know that I was [Dm]proud
[G]this was a [C]big [F]river but [Am]that was long a[Em]go,
that’s not [Dm]now, [G7], that’s not [C]now

[C] [F] [G] [G]

[C]My father was a [F]working man, [C]he earned our living [F]with his hands
[Am]he had to cross the [Em]river every [Dm]day [G]
[C]he picked up the [F]union card
[C]out of the [F]Neptune yard
[Am]mouths to [Em]feed and bills to [Dm]pay [G7] [F]
then came a [C]time for him to [Am]sail across the sea and [F]far away
finally [C]when that war was [Dm]won
they brought him [G7]home and home he [C]stayed

[C]and when his [F]days were done [C]under a [F]golden sun
[Am]they took him back to [Em]where he longed to [Dm]be
[G7]back to the sea [C] [F]

[G]For this was a [C]big [F]river
I [Am]want you all to [Em]know that I was [Dm]proud
[G]this was a [C]big [F]river but [Am]that was long a[Em]go,
that’s not [Dm]now [G], that’s not [C]now

[C]The Neptune was the [F]last to go, [C]I heard it on my [F]radio
[Am]then they played the [Em]latest number [Dm]one [G]
[C]But what do they [F]do all day?
[C]what are they [F]supposed to say?
[Am]what does a [Em]father tell his [Dm]son? [G7] [F]

if you be[C]lieve that there’s a [Am]bond between our future [F]and our past,
try to hold [C]on to what we have
[Dm]we build them [G7]strong we build to [C]last
‘cause this is a [F]mighty town
[C]built upon [F]solid ground
[Am]and everything they [Em]tried so hard to [Dm]kill
[G7]we will re[C]build

[G]For this was a [C]big [F]river
I [Am]want you all to [Em]know I’m so very [Dm]proud
[G]this is a [C]big big [F]river
[Am]and in my heart I [Em]know it will rise [Dm]again [G]
[G]the river will rise [C]again!!!



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Artist and Song:Jimmy Nail - Big River
Album:Big River
Year:1995
Chords:[C], [F], [Am], [Em], [Dm], [G], [G7]
Strumming:D - DU - UDU
Genre:Country, Soul

About Jimmy Nail - Big River Ukulele Chords & Strumming Pattern

"Big River" is a song by Country, Soul artist Jimmy Nail. It was released in 1995 on the album, titled "Big River". Big River is considered under Country, Soul genre.
  • The key of Jimmy Nail - Big River is C.
  • D - DU - UDU is the suggested strumming pattern for Big River. If it's not easy for you, you can try only down (D) strumming for playing "Big River".
  • The chords that we use for playing Big River on ukulele are: [C], [F], [Am], [Em], [Dm], [G], [G7].

What Are The Chords For Big River On Ukulele?

You will play the [C], [F], [Am], [Em], [Dm], [G], [G7] ukulele chords while playing Big River with your ukulele in the C key, original tone of the song.

How Do You Strum Big River On Ukulele?

Big River ukulele strumming pattern is D - DU - UDU. You can also try D (down) if the suggested pattern is hard for you.

Who Sings Big River?

Big River is performed by Jimmy Nail. It was first released on the album "Big River" in 1995.
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