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The songsheet I've put together is in the same key as Joni Mitchell's recording, but I arranged and abridged it for ease of play, while trying to keep the integrity of the song intact. There are so many different chord nuances you could use in this song, so feel free to experiment! I've also added an easy version for beginners.
Written on piano, "River" has become a standard for artists in many music styles, and has become popular as Christmas music. Although never released as a single, “River” holds second place, after "Both Sides Now", among Mitchell's songs most recorded by other artists.