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Down To The River Tab

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See http://bencaplan.ca/ for more info on Ben Caplan

[Intro]
e|--------|--------|---x----|---x----|
B|--------|--------|---x----|---x----|
G|--------|--------|---x----|---x----|
D|--------|--------|---x----|---x----|
A|-1-1s3~-|-1-1s3--|---x----|---x----|
E|--------|--------|---x----|---x----|

[Riff]
e|-3------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
B|---4-6--|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
G|--------|--3-5---|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D|--------|--------|--3-5---|--------|--------|--------|--------|
A|--------|--------|--------|--3-6---|--------|-s6-5s3-|---3----|
E|--------|--------|--------|--------|--3-6---|--------|-6------|

[Verse/chorus]
(chords used)
    Cm        A#       D#       F        G        G#
e|---3----|---6----|---6----|---1----|---3----|---4----|
B|---4----|---6----|---8----|---1----|---3----|---4----|
G|---5----|---7----|---8----|---2----|---4----|---5----|
D|---5----|---8----|---8----|---3----|---5----|---6----|
A|---3----|---8----|---6----|---3----|---5----|---6----|
E|---x----|---6----|---x----|---1----|---3----|---4----|

I went down to the river
 flowing out unto the sea
 on my way to the ocean
 let the spirit swallow me.
 
Cm                     A#
I got low down in the water
          D#                    F
 I let the current guide my bones
Cm                        A#
 I’ve got nine kinds of trouble
          F
 I’m just trying to find my way home.

--Riff--

Cm                          A# 
Over twenty-some years of living
        D#                 F
 and a thousand wasted days
Cm                       A#
 I have loved a lot of women
      F
 Many times I’ve gone wrong ways
 

And I came down to the water
 For a dip. To cleanse my soul.
 They keep telling me that I’m just a babe
 But baby, why do I feel so old?
 
Cm                      F
This is the verge of a breakthrough
         D#                      G
 it’s a fine line that cannot be bent
Cm                      F
 and I felt like I river run dry
                       D#                      G  
but I don’t know where all of the rainwater went
 
And I believed we were all dead or dying
 but I see different in the blue light
 there is no such thing as a dawn or a dusk
 it is daylight until it is night
 
You’ve got to fight through the dimming
 You’ve got to run into the west
 You’ve go to rage against the dying of the light
 Live for the moment that’s left
 
G#
‘Cause there is no such thing as a dying man
Cm
 We’re alive ’till the moment we’re dead
G#
 and a drowning man is just a living man
G 
Who hasn’t run out of his last bit of breath.

G# - Cm - G# - G 
 
I went down to the river
 flowing out unto the sea
 on my way to the ocean
 let the spirit swallow me.
 
I got low down in the water
 I let the current guide my bones
 I’ve got nine kinds of trouble
 I’m just trying to find my way home.
 
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journeyous 21 Oct 05, 2012 07:49 PM

Thanks for this. Love this song and would love to play it though the difficulty level is a little beyond me right now. Def something I'm looking forward to playing though, and the tab is right on.

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Daisy135 40 Feb 19, 2013 06:23 AM

awesome... enjoy playing it :-) despite I dont have a beard

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Magnus2k 10 Aug 03, 2013 06:38 AM

perfect! :) would be awesome with the live riff too though

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