MOONCHILD RIVER SONG - chords and comments


The late norwegian singer/songwriter Stein Ove Berg had for years fascinated me with his heartly, warm voice, striking melodies and unambitious lyrics often tied to his political engagement for labourers. When he released his 5th album "Egg" in 1980, I took for granted that the song called "Prøv å se meg som elva" was his own. When I finally decided to rewrite this song into english, I sure found it unnecessary ... it was written by Eric Andersen, who even played guitar on the recording ...
The song was first released in -75, on the album "Be True to You". Andersen is of half norwegian origin, and in -80 he moved to Norway, leaving Greenwich Village and a mixed musical career behind, but kept connections. He started cooperating with roots artists in Norway, among them Stein Ove Berg. He joined Jonas Fjeld and Rick Danko and formed "Danko/Fjeld/Andersen", releasing 1 album of unforgettable songs.
Eric is nowadays settled in the Netherlands, keeping on his good work. I apologize, Eric: the song *could* have been written by Berg, but you did. About *me* retranslating ... I'm glad I never came so far.
G         C            G               C        G          Am       D
take the quiet like a river  like the silver streams that sing for you
C                  G              C      G       Am      D
love will make it better and I'm sorry that you saw me blue
C                     G            C      G       Am    D
I'll tell you of the sunrise on a Texas plain so long ago
C                   G              C        G     Am        D
I looked into your sad eyes and I couldn't say I loved you so

       C                 G            D        D7       G
but I love you like the mountains  I love you like the sea
   C                  G   Em      Am               D
I love you like this highway that always comes for me
   C                 G           D    D7      Bm
I love you like the forest  the quiet of the trees
            Em             Cmaj7          C   Am7   D7     G
I love you darling like a river now that runs runs deep in me
G major
G
C major
C
C major seventh
Cmaj7
D major
D
D seventh
D7
A minor
Am
A minor seventh
Am7
B minor
Bm
E minor
Em
Eric Andersen