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Down By The River Chords

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Song: Down By The River
Artist: Dave Matthews


This is my first tab so i dont really know how to do this correctly, but im pretty sure 
is how dave plays it with tim on Radio City.

Em7                A
Be on my side, Ill be on your side, baby
Em7                 A
There is no reason for you to hide
Em7                 A
Its so hard for me staying here all alone
Em7                      A              C        Bm
When you could be taking me for a ride.

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When playing these chords, i tend to take hammer the third fret on the third string for 
and second fret fourth string for Em7

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Chorus
C                Bm                 C       Bm       
D
She could drag me over the rainbow, take me away
G     D      A  G
Down by the river
G   D      A  G
I shot my baby
G    D       A   G    A
Down by the river,  Dead


Em7              A
You take my hand, Ill take your hand
Em7              A
Together we may get away
Em7              A
This much madness is too much sorrow
Em7              A              C   Bm
Its impossible to make it today.

C                Bm                 C       Bm       
D
She could drag me over the rainbow, take me away
G     D      A  G
Down by the river
G   D      A  G
I shot my baby
G    D       A   G    A
Down by the river,  Dead


Em7              A
Be on my side, Ill be on your side, baby
Em7               A
There is no reason for you to hide
Em7              A
Its so hard for me staying here all alone
Em7              A
When you could be taking me for a ride.

C                Bm                 C       Bm       
D
She could drag me over the rainbow, take me away
G     D      A  G
Down by the river
G   D      A  G
I shot my baby
G    D       A   G    A
Down by the river,  Dead


Em7 (022030)
A   (X02220)
C   (X32010)
Bm  (X24432)
G   (320003)
D   (XX0232)

I dont know if this is letting me put the chords where i want to, but at least this is 
chord progression. Its a very easy and fun song to play. enjoy!
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ragefrk1 wrote on March 19 2008, 12:03 am

My only suggestion would be to change the last G in the G D A G progression during the chorus to a C. I'm not sure how Dave plays it. But in a solo version of this song it sounds a little better.

BTW I love this song!!!

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Lou_dog 71 wrote on December 27 2008, 12:19 am

great tab,
one thing though
try playing the "A" chord
like this

E-----0------------------------
B-----0-------------------------
G-----6-------------------------
D-----0-------------------------
A-----4-------------------------
E-----5-------------------------

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Lou_dog 71 wrote on December 27 2008, 12:19 am

great tab,
one thing though
try playing the "A" chord
like this

E-----0------------------------
B-----0-------------------------
G-----6-------------------------
D-----0-------------------------
A-----4-------------------------
E-----5-------------------------

thats how dave plays it sometimes
other then that 5 stars

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