Big River - chords, tab and comments

At the bottom you'll find a link to the complete lyrics.

12th of November 1957, producer Jack Clement at Sun Studio, Memphis left the desk and handles to join the group Johnny Cash & the Tennessee Two recording this song. Luther Perkins' boogie-guitar, Marshall Grant's slappy bass and Clement's wild rhytm made a perfect mix, and the propulsive backing together with a mix as thick as a brick, made "Big River" a template for the "boom-chicka-boom" style of country music. I expect Dylan to have listened to this one: the quoting of towns and places has become a typical Dylan-phrase.
The story behind the "boom-chicka-boom" style I've summed up HERE.
E                                          G  E
now I taught the weeping willow how to cry
E                                         F#7        B7
and I showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky
          E                           E7              A7
and the tears that I cried for that woman are gonna flood you big river
      E                   B7           E  G  E
then I'm gonna sit right here until I die
E major
G major
F sharp 7th
B 7th
B 7th swap
E 7th
A 7th
Johnny Cash