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                             RIVER - AkronFamily
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Tabbed by: Erik
E-mail: erik.nmgn@gmail.com

Tuning: Standard (EADGBe)

What a killer tune! And that chorus, man, brilliant! I updated the other tab by Soupey,
it had some chords wrong and I added some basic tabs if you want to play it the way it
sounds on CD. It's not that useful when you're playing alone, so in the meantime just 
learn section A1, B and the chords to the bridge (denoted at section C and G) and you'll 
be fine!


[[+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
EDIT: after watching a youtube video, it turns out they play the instrumental chorus (B)
slightly different.
Capo on 3rd fret, then one flick-off to the 3rd fret become a lot easier. Be very aware of
the shape of the chords (written above the tab), they are the sensible way to hold your hand.
But of course, don't obey advice given on the internet and figure it our for yourself :)

B INSTRUMENTAL CHORUS
    Dm(x57765)  F(x87565)   (Bb)            (F)
  e|----------------------|---------6p5p3----------------|
  B|---------6-----------6|-------6--------5h6----6------|
  G|---------7----------5-|------7-------------5---5----.|
  D|-------7---7-------7--|-(7)-8---------------7-------.| (repeat lick once)
  A|-8-7-5-------5-7-8----|------------------------------|
  E|----------------------|------------------------------|
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++]]

but the below tab still holds.
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A1 INTRO/VERSE I (chords)
    F(x81010108)
    And you are no longer a river to me
    And you are no longer a river to me
                Bb(688766)               F
    Though your coursing remain eager to acquaint me
    And you are no longer a docile stream
    And you are no longer a docile stream
                Bb                       F
    Though your patience proves you into ease
A2 INTRO/VERSE I ('lead ')
  Fig. 1 (during the F-chord)
  e|-------|
  B|-------|
  G|-10-10-|  muted, with up-down stroke and repeated every 2nd and 4th count
  D|-------|
  A|-------|
  E|-------|

  Fig. 2 (during the Bb chord)
  e|-------|
  B|-11-11-|  muted, with up-down stroke and repeated every 2nd and 4th count
  G|-------|
  D|-------|
  A|-------|
  E|-------|

A3 INTRO/VERSE I ('extra')
    Silent during the first part, then:
    e|-----------------------8-10-8-----------|
    B|------------------------------10--------|
    G|---------------------------------10-----|
    D|----------------------------------------|
    A|----------------------------------------|
    E|----------------------------------------|
      And you are no longer a docile stream

    e|-------------------------------17----18-|
    B|----------------------------------------|
    G|-----------------------------17----19---|
    D|----------------------------------------|
    A|----------------------------------------|
    E|----------------------------------------|
      And you are no longer a docile stream

    e|--------------------------13---10-----8-|
    B|-----------------------13----------10---|
    G|----------------------------------------|
    D|----------------------------------------|
    A|----------------------------------------|
    E|----------------------------------------|
      Though your patience proves you into ease

B INSTRUMENTAL CHORUS
    Dm(x57765)  F(x87565)   (Bb)            (F)
  e|---5------------------|--------------------------------|
  B|---6-6--------6-------|--------11p10p8-----------------|
  G|-----7--------5-------|---7-10--------9-10------10----.|
  D|-7--------------------|-8------------------10-7----10-.| (repeat lick once)
  A|-5----------8---------|--------------------------------|
  E|----------------------|--------------------------------|

     (Bb)            (F)
  e|-------------------------------|
  B|--------11p10p8----------------|
  G|---7-10--------9-10------8/10--|
  D|-8------------------10-7-------|
  A|-------------------------------|
  E|-------------------------------|

C BRIDGE I (play muted and staccato)
    Dm                      F         Bb                 F
  e|--------------15-----------------|-15--15-15-13--------------------|
  B|--------------------13-15-13-----|--------------15-13--------------|
  G|-----------------------------14--|---14----------------------------|
  D|----15---------------------------|---------------------------------|
  A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
    And once this spark-met kindling, Forgets its gentle ambling

    Dm              F                 Bb           F
 /e|-15-15--13-----------------------|---------------------------------|
 |B|----------------15-13-15-13------|13-13----------------------------|
 |G|----------------------------12---|------14-12-14-------------------|
 |D|---------------------------------|---------------15----------------|
 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 +
 |e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |G|---------------1010--------------|---------------------------------|
 |D|---------10-12------1212-10------|---------------------------------|
 |A|-1010-12--------------------12---|1010-12-10-12-10-----------------|
 \E|---------------------------------|-----------------13-10--8--------|
    Becoming heat, becoming steam,    Becoming luminescent glee

    Dm              F                 Bb            F
 /e|-15-15--13-----------------------|15--1515-13----------------------|
 |B|----------------15-13-15-13------|------------15-13----------------|
 |G|----------------------------12---|--14-----------------------------|
 |D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 +
 |e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |B|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |G|-------------10------------------|---------------------------------|
 |D|-------10-12----12-10------------|------10-------------------------|
 |A|-10-12----------------12---------|10-12----12-10-------------------|
 \E|---------------------------------|---------------13-10-------------|
    Atoms splinter, sparkling,        Alive and nimble symmetry

    Dm              F                 Bb             F
 /e|-15-15--13-----------------------|---------------------------------|
 |B|----------------15-13-15-13------|13-13----------------------------|
 |G|----------------------------12---|------14-12-14-------------------|
 |D|---------------------------------|---------------15----------------|
 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 +
 |e|-----------------13--------------|---------------------------------|
 |B|---------1313-15----15--13-------|1313----1313---------------------|
 |G|-1212-14-------------------14----|-----14------14-12---------------|
 |D|---------------------------------|-------------------15-12---------|
 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 \E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
    And all along, this glistening,   Blankets we and everything

    Dm             F                  Bb                F
 /e|-15-15--13-----------------------|15--1515-13----------------------|
 |B|----------------15-13-15-13------|------------15-13----------------|
 |G|----------------------------12---|--14-----------------------------|
 |D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 +
 |e|-----------------13--------------|---------------------------------|
 |B|---------1313-15----15--13-------|--------13-----------------------|
 |G|-1212-14-------------------14----|1212-14----1414-1212-------------|
 |D|---------------------------------|---------------------1515-1313---|
 |A|---------------------------------|-------------------------------15|
 \E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
    Shadows dance triumphantly,       A wordless whisper sighs and pleas

    Dm              F                 Bb             F
 /e|-15-15--13-----------------------|---------------------------------|
 |B|----------------15-13-15-13------|13-13----------------------------|
 |G|----------------------------12---|------14-12-14-------------------|
 |D|---------------------------------|---------------15----------------|
 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 +
 |e|-----------------13--------------|---------------------------------|
 |B|---------1313-15----15--13-------|---------------------------------|
 |G|-1212-14-------------------14----|1212-14--1212-14-----------------|
 |D|---------------------------------|-----------------15--------------|
 |A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 \E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
    Little deaths envelope thee,      You and I and a flame make three

    [no guitar]
    You and I and a flame make three
    You and I and a flame make three

D VERSE II (chords) and/or use Fig. 1 and Fig. 2 (see A2).
    4 bars with an F-chord, then
    F
    And you are not glassy bay to me
    And you are not glassy bay to me
              Bb                            F
    Though my tired fleet abides in your gentle breeze
    And you are now vast and open sea
    And my mind travels you endlessly
            Bb                            F
    And you beckon, toss and toss and swallow me
  end on:
  e|-------------|
  B|-------------|
  G|-10-----10---|
  D|---10-----10-|
  A|-----12------|
  E|-------------|

E AMBIENT
    F
  e|-----------------|
  B|-------1---------|
  G|----0h2-----0h2--|
  D|-0h3-----0h3---3-|
  A|-----------------|
  E|-----------------|

  e|-22-20---18-17---| (repeat some)
  B|-----------------|
  G|-----------------|
  D|-----------------|
  A|-----------------|
  E|-----------------|

F INSTRUMENTAL CHORUS (repeat twice, and feel free to change and jam)
    Dm(x57765)  F(x87565)   (Bb)            (F)
 /e|---5----------5-------|--------------------------------|
 |B|---6----------6-------|--------11p10p8-----------------|
 |G|---7----------5-------|---7-10--------9-10------10----.|
 |D|--7---7-5----7--------|-8------------------10-7----10-.| (repeat lick once)
 |A|-5----------8---------|--------------------------------|
 |E|----------------------|--------------------------------|
 +
 |e|-10---------8------------------------------------------|
 |B|-------------------------------11-------10-------------|
 |G|-------------------------------------------------------|
 |D|-------------------------------------------------------|
 |A|-------------------------------------------------------|
 \E|-------------------------------------------------------|

     (Bb)      (F)
 /e|-10-8-8------------------------|
 |B|--------10-8-------------------|
 |G|-------------10-9--------------|
 |D|-------------------------------|
 |A|-------------------------------|
 |E|-------------------------------|
 +
 |e|-------------------------------|
 |B|------13~~---------------------|
 |G|-------------------------------|
 |D|-------------------------------|
 |A|-------------------------------|
 \E|-------------------------------|

G BRIDGE II (a combination of Fig. 1, Fig. 2, the whole BRDIGE I, so just chords given)
        Dm                  F
    And once this spark-met kindling
       Bb              F                 (repeat this chord-sequence to the end)
    Forgets its gentle ambling
    Becoming heat, becoming steam
    Becoming luminescent glee
    Atoms splinter, sparkling
    Alive and nimble symmetry
    And all along, this glistening
    Blankets we and everything
    Shadows dance triumphantly
    A wordless whisper sighs and pleas
    Little deaths envelope thee
    You and I and a flame makes three
    You and I and a flame make three
    You and I and a flame make three
    You and I and a flame make three
    You and I and a flame make three
    You and I and a flame make three
    You and I and a flame make three
    You and I and a flame make three
    You and I and a flame make three
    You and I and a flame make three
    You and I and a flame make three


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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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