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The Sea Refuses No River | guitar tab
By Pete Townshend
>From all the best cowboys have chinese eyes, 1982
Written by Pete Townshend (c)1982 Eel Pie Publishing Ltd./Towser Tunes, Inc.

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Originally transcribed by Andy Dennis
==============                                                        
transcribed by                             Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com     rev3 1999-04-03          www.thewho.net/whotabs     
==============                                                        

C(no 3)    x35xxx
C6(A)      x322xx or x3221x (A implied by bass)
C/G.       3x2013
C          x32013
G          3x0033
Amaj7      5x665x
D(no 3)    x57xxx
F/A       (1)03211 (use thumb)
Gm         355333 (use thumb)
Gmaj7      3x5432 (use thumb) or 3x443x or 3x0032 (thumb) or x10 9 777
Emaj7      x7989x
Emaj7sus2  x7987x
Fmaj7     (1)x3210

[intro]

|C(no 3)  / |/  /  |C(no 3)  / |/  /  |

 [harmonica in]
|C(no 3)  / |/  /  |C6(A)/ |/  /  |C(no 3)  / |/  / |C6(A) / | Bb  F/A |

[verse]

|Gm                |              Gm    F/A
   I remember being richer than a king
   |Bb                     |        Bb  F/A
The minutes of the day were golden
|Gm                      |              Gm    F/A
   I recall that when the joint passed 'round
  |Bb                |
My body felt a little colder

|Bb            F/Bb    |Bb      F/Bb      |
   But now I'm like a sewer channel
|------------------13--|------------13----|
|11------------10------|11------10----10--|
|10------------10------|10------10--------|
|12------------10------|12------10--------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|

|Bb        F/Eb      |Bb       F/Eb |
   Running lime and scag

|Bb        F/Eb      |Bb         F/Eb |
   Let me get at the master panel

|F/Bb[5th fret]|Fmaj7 |     |
   Let me at my stack
|5-------------|5-----|-----|
|6-------------|5-----|-----|
|5-------------|5-----|-----|
|7-------------|7-----|-----|
|--------------|8-----|-----|
|--------------|------|-----|

[chorus]
   |G             |
The sea refuses no river
|Em                  |D       C        |G        C/G  |G      
   And right now this river's banks are blown
   |C/G           |       
The sea refuses no river 
       |C/G                 |Gmaj7              
Whether stinking and rank or red from the tank 
       |Am                      |C                       |D     |    |
Whether pure as a spring there's no damn thing stops this poem

|D             |      |
(poem)            (the)
|--------------|------|
|-----7---5----|3-----|
|--------------|------|
|---/7--\5--\4-|------|
|--------------|------|
|--------------|------|

   |Am            |      |F    
The sea refuses no river
        |                 |C(no3)|   |C6(A)|   |C(no3)|C6(A)  |Bb F/A |
And this river is homeward flowing

I have seen a trace of strain in other's eyes not spoken
I must admit that I enjoyed their pain, 
But this time it's me that's broken
I demand for you and his, this must be the time 
When we decide what freedom is, turn water into wine

[repeat chorus]
For the sea refuses no river
We're polluted now, but in our hearts still clean
The sea refuses no river
We tried not to age, but time had its rage
We're washed over stones from babes into clones of the mean
The sea refuses no river
Won't deny this sulphorous stream

[solo]
 Emaj7            Emaj7           Emaj7           Emaj7
|----------------|---------------|----------16---|17-16-17---17|
|---12----12-----|---12----12----|-12----12------|-------------|
|------14----13--|------14-------|----14---------|-------------|
|----------------|------------14-|---------------|-------------|
|----------------|---------------|---------------|-------------|
|----------------|---------------|---------------|-------------|

 Ema7sus2 Ema7sus2     Emaj7sus2           Emaj7sus2    (E...)
|16------|16^\^\^-16^\|^-16^-16^-16^------|------16-17-|19-----\
|--------|------------|----------------15/|17-17-------|--------
|--------|------------|-------------------|------------|--------
|--------|------------|-------------------|------------|--------
|--------|------------|-------------------|------------|--------
|--------|------------|-------------------|------------|--------

|E    B      E |  B      E^  B   | E    B      E  | B      E^   B |

|Emaj7        |          |A/E      |      |Emaj7sus2 |A/E   |
|-------------|---14\----|--13--12-|-13---|------|---|<(12)-|
|---16--14-16-|16-16\----|--13--14-|-13---|(12)--|---|------|
|---16--15-16-|16-16\----|---------|------|------|---|------|
|-------------|----------|---------|------|------|---|------|
|-------------|----------|---------|------|------|---|------|
|-------------|----------|---------|------|------|---|------|
                                                   *harm swell feedback

|         |Ema7s2 Emaj7s2|A/E  |      *   |E  B E | B  E B |
|---------|-----|--------|-----|----------|-------|
|---------|-----|--------|-----|----------|-------|
|---------|-----|--------|-----|----------|-------|
|-----4-4h|6----|----6-6-|7-/9-|11-----13-|14~\---|
|---------|-----|--------|-----|----------|-------|
|0h2~-----|-----|--------|-----|----------|-------|
                                     [*pick slide]

| E B E | B   C G |

|Am                   |             G |C                      |     G
 There was a fool in a dressing robe   riding out the twilight hour
|Am                   |          G |C                   |        
 Lonely and cold in an empty home   trying to assess his power

|C         G/C        |C         G/C     |C        G/C       |C  G/C |
   But now he's like a stream in flood,    swollen by the storm
|---------------15----|--------------15--|-------------------|-------|
|13--------12---------|13--------12----12|-------------------|-------|
|12--------12---------|12--------12------|-------%-----------|---%---|
|14--------12---------|14--------12------|-------------------|-------|
|---------------------|------------------|-------------------|-------|
|---------------------|------------------|-------------------|-------|
|                     |                  |
|---------------------|------------------|-------------------|-------|
|---------------------|------------------|-------------------|-------|
|5--------------------|------------------|5------------------|-------|
|---------------------|-----------5------|-------------------|-----5-|
|---------------------|------------------|-------------------|-------|
|---------------------|------------------|-------------------|-------|

|C           G/C       |C         G/C  |G/C            |Gmaj7  |  
  He doesn't care if he sheds his blood    Let him be reborn      
|----------------------|---------------|7--------------|7------|---
|----------------------|---------------|8--------------|7------|---
|----------%-----------|-------%-------|7--------------|7------|---
|----------------------|---------------|9--------------|9------|---
|----------------------|---------------|---------------|10-----|---
|----------------------|---------------|---------------|-------|---
|                      |               |
|----------------------|---------------|
|----------------------|---------------|
|5---------------------|---------------|
|----------------------|---------------|
|----------------------|---------------|
|----------------------|---------------|

   |A             |       
The sea refuses no river
 |F#m               |E     D(add2)|A      D/A     |A     |
Remember that when a beggar buys a round
                                  |-------9----7--|5--5--|
                                  |---------------|------|
                                  |----/9---\7--\6|-6----|
                                  |---------------|------|
                                  |---------------|------|
                                  |---------------|------|
   |D/A           |       
The sea refuses no river 
    |D/A                    |Amaj7                
When rain fills the gutters, no time for stutters
|Bm                   |D                       |E        |        
 This is our chance to sing and to dance and to clown
   |Bm                  |G/D                          |D(no3)   |  C F|
The sea refuses no river,    and rivers were sprung to drown

(D(no3))|         C  F   |
(drown)              (the)
|-------|----------------|
|-------|(7)-------------|
|----(7)|----------------|
|-------|----------------|
|-------|----------------|
|-------|----------------|
         ~(shake neck)

   |G             |
The sea refuses no river 
  |Em            |D       C      |G          G C/G|G
No pecking code respected for the damned
   |C/G           |      
The sea refuses no river
       |C/G                |Gmaj7              
Whether starving and ill or strung on some pill 
           |Am                       |C                       |D    |   
Just 'cause you own the land, there's no unique hand plugs the dam
   |Am            |     |F                        |C(no3rd)|   |C6(A)| |
The sea refuses no river, and the river is where I am

|C(no 3rd)| |C6(A)  |  |C(no 3rd) |  |C6(A)  |

   |Bb       F/A    |G
The river is where I am

=============
litgo@aol.com

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
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