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If I Had A Boat Chords

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James Vincent McMorrow - If I Had a Boat
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Key of G
Ear-transcribed on ukulele by Neil Killer.
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INTRO:
G               Em7          G
Golden, golden, golden river run
G                Em7              G
To the East then drop beneath the sun
    G                Em7         G
And as the moon lies low and overhead
      (D)  Em7
We're lost

Em7 - D - G - D
Em7 - G - Em7...

VERSE 1:
Em7                      G
Burn slow, burning up the back wall
Em7                           G
Long roads, where the city meets the sky
Em7                          G
Most days, most days stay the sole same
Em7                                  G
Please stay, for this fear it will not die

CHORUS:
           C               G
If I had a boat, I would sail to you
               D              Em
Hold you in my arms, ask you to be true
             C                 G
Once I had a dream, it died long before
                D             Em          (Em)
Now I'm pointed north, hoping for the shore

VERSE 2:
Em7                        G
Down low, down amongst the thorn rows
Em7                                    G
Weeds grow, through the lilies and the vine
Em7                           G
Birds play, try to find their own way
Em7                               G
Soft clay, on your feet and under mine

CHORUS:
           C               G
If I had a boat, I would sail to you
               D              Em
Hold you in my arms, ask you to be true
             C                 G
Once I had a dream, it died long before
                D             Em          (Em7)
Now I'm pointed north, hoping for the shore

BRIDGE:
                 C
Splitting at the seams
               G
Heaving at the brace
                D
Sheets all billowing
                    Em7
The breaking of the day
            C
Sea is not my friend
           G
And everyone conspires
           D
Still I choose to swim
            Em7
Slip beneath the tide

             C
Once I had a dream
             G
Once I had a hope
               D
That was yesterday
             Em7
Not so long ago
                C
This is not the end
                 G
This is just the world
               D
Such a foolish thing
               Em7
Such an honest girl

CHORUS:
           C               G
If I had a boat, I would sail to you
               D              Em7
Hold you in my arms, ask you to be true
             C                 G
Once I had a dream, it died long before
                D             Em7
Now I'm pointed north, hoping for the shore
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CaughtByNessie wrote on June 19 2011, 08:43 am

How do you hold the Em7?

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silencekiller wrote on June 19 2011, 11:42 am

An Em7 is 0202 on ukulele and 010000 on guitar. One of the simplest chords you could possibly play on either instrument.

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Sparkling Lace wrote on July 1 2012, 11:34 am

For an alternate Em7, try 022030

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