One Single River (Song For Canada)

Written by Ian Tyson & Peter Gzowski
Recorded by Bob Dylan and the Band in the Basement, summer 1967
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem

Capo 3rd fret (sounding key Bb major)


G

                               E
How come we can't talk to each other any more?
Am            D7               G
Why can't you see I'm changing too?
G                             E
 We've got by far too long to end it feeling wrong
Am                              D
And I still share too much with you
Em                          D
Just one great river always flowing to the sea
Em                       D
One single river rolling in eternity
G                             E
Two nations in this land that lies along its shore
Am            D             G
 But just one river rolling free.
How come you shut me out as if I wasn't there
What's this new bitterness you've found?
However wronged you were, however strong it hurt
It wasn't me who held you down.
One single river always flowing to the sea
One single river rolling in eternity
Two nations in this land that lies along its shore
But just one river rolling free.

[Instrumental verse + refrain]
Why can't you understand I'm glad you're standing proud
I know you made it on your own
But in this new pride you've earned, I thought you might have learned
That you don't have to stand alone
Lonely northern river always flowing to the sea
One single river rolling in eternity
Two nations in this land that lies along its shore
But just one river rolling free.