Sweet Thames Flow Softly lyrics and chords

The chords to Sweet Thames Flow Softly are presented in the key of G. The lyrics were written by Ewan McColl. They tell the tale of a man who fell in love but was heartbroken when the relationship ended.

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G 
I met my love near  
D 
Woolwich Pier be
G 
neath the  
C 
big pier  
G 
standing
 
And  
G 
all the love I  
D 
felt for her it  
G 
passed all  
D 
under
G 
standing
 
Took her sailing  
C 
on the river,  
G 
flow 
 
 
D 
sweet 
 
 
G 
river 
 
 
D 
flow
G 
London town was  
C 
mine to give her,  
G 
sweet 
 
 
D 
Thames flow  
C 
soft
G 
ly
D 
Made the Thames in
D7 
to a crown,  
C 
flow 
 
 
G 
sweet 
 
 
D 
river 
 
flow
 
Made a brooch of  
D7 
Silver town,  
C 
Sweet 
 
 
G 
Thames flow  
D7 
soft
G 
ly

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From Shadwell dock to Nine Elms Reach
We cheek to cheek were dancing
Her necklace made of London Bridge
Her beauty was enchanting

Kissed her once again at Wopping
Flow sweet river flow
After that there was no stopping
Sweet Thames flows softly

Gave at Richmond Park a twist
Flow sweet river flow
Into a bracelet for her wrist
Sweet Thames flows softly

But now alas the tide has changed
My love she has gone from me
Winter’s frost has touched my heart
And put a blight upon me

Creeping fog is on the river
Flow sweet river flow
Sun and moon and stars gone with her
Sweet Thames flows softly

Swift the Thames flows to the sea
Flow sweet river flow
Bearing ships and part of me
Sweet Thames flow softly

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Sweet Thames Flow Softly lyrics and chords print version

[G]I met my love near [D]Woolwich Pier be[G]neath the [C]big pier [G]standing
And [G]all the love I [D]felt for her it [G]passed all [D]under[G]standing
Took her sailing [C]on the river, [G]flow [D]sweet [G]river [D]flow
[G]London town was [C]mine to give her, [G]sweet [D]Thames flow [C]soft[G]ly
[D]Made the Thames in[D7]to a crown, [C]flow [G]sweet [D]river flow
Made a brooch of [D7]Silver town, [C]Sweet [G]Thames flow [D7]soft[G]ly

From Shadwell dock to Nine Elms Reach
We cheek to cheek were dancing
Her necklace made of London Bridge
Her beauty was enchanting

Kissed her once again at Wopping
Flow sweet river flow
After that there was no stopping
Sweet Thames flows softly

Gave at Richmond Park a twist
Flow sweet river flow
Into a bracelet for her wrist
Sweet Thames flows softly

But now alas the tide has changed
My love she has gone from me
Winter’s frost has touched my heart
And put a blight upon me

Creeping fog is on the river
Flow sweet river flow
Sun and moon and stars gone with her
Sweet Thames flows softly

Swift the Thames flows to the sea
Flow sweet river flow
Bearing ships and part of me
Sweet Thames flow softly

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