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What The Water Gave Me ukulele

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    | Florence + The Machine |
    | What The Water Gave Me |
     ------------------------

>>>What The Water Gave Me" is the first song to be revealed by
>>>Florence And The Machine off their sophomore album, which
>>>is set for release later in November. The album will be
>>>composed of 13 tracks. The song was named after a painting
>>>by Frida Kahlo and the lyrics are inspired by the suicide of
>>>renown author, Virginia Woolf, who drowned herself in a river.

Anyways... enjoy!


Normal Tuning
Capo 1st
Tabs are not in relation to the Capo
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Since this is a song that has a few changes in every section
I'll be making paragraphs for every section if necessary)
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Chords: (after capo)
Bm
D
G
F#m
Em
A


Intro:
(Only bass)

Chords:     Bm     D     G     F#m
Bars:       4      4     2     2

Riff
E-------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------|
G--------3------3-/5---3--------------|
D---5------5-------------5------------|
A-------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------|


Verse 1:

Chords:     Bm     D     G     F#m
Bars:       4      4     2     2

Riff, repeated until "Take what the water gave me"
E--------------------|
B--------------------|
G------3--3/5--3-----|
D--5-(5)-------------|
A--------------------|
E--------------------|

You only hear the bass in the verses but
I'll show the chords with the lyrics in case of...

Bm
D          G    F#m
Time it took us

Bm              D
To where the water was

G               F#m      Bm
That's what the water gave me

D              G     F#m
And time goes quicker

Bm            D
Between the two of us

G      F#m            Bm
Oh, my love, don't forsake me

D                    Em
Take what the water gave me



Chorus:
(You still pretty much only hear the bass but
I usually play power-chords when the drums fade in)

        Em       Bm
Lay me down

        D      A
Let the only sound

       Em          Bm
Be the overflow

         D          A
Pockets full of stones

        Em       Bm
Lay me down

        D     A
Let the only sound

       Em  Bm  D     F#m
Be the ooooverflow


End Riff:
Shred these notes:
E-----21--21\---|
B--/20--20------|
G---------------|
D---------------|
A---------------|
E---------------|



Verse 2:
(The same as the 1st with the riff and all)

Bm
    D       G     F#m
And oh poor Atlas

            Bm               D
The world's a beast of a burden

             G      F#m   Bm
You've been holding on a long time

    D         G         F#m
And all this longing

        Bm          D
And the ships are left to rust

G               F#m    Em
That's what the water gave us



Chorus:

        Em       Bm
Lay me down

        D      A
Let the only sound

       Em          Bm
Be the overflow

         D          A
Pockets full of stones

        Em       Bm
Lay me down

        D     A
Let the only sound

       Em  Bm  D     F#m
Be the ooooverflow



Bridge:
(First 2 are open chords then
it's switched to power chords with PM)

                       Em
'Cause they took your loved ones

                        Bm
But returned them in exchange for you

                          G                A
But would you have it any other way?

          Em          G
Would you have it any other way?

           A              Em
You could have had it any other way



Verse 3:
(Instead of the usual guitar
riff there are quiet PMd chords)

Bm
                 D        G       F#m
'Cause she's a crueller mistress

        Bm       D
And the bargain must be made

   G              F#m     Bm
But oh, my love, don't forget me

    D                G         F#m    Em
But I let the water take me



Chorus:
(Still with the bass, maybe a couple of slides
and notice the change at the last line!!!)

       Em       Bm
Lay me down

        D      A
Let the only sound

       Em          Bm
Be the overflow

         D          A
Pockets full of stones

        Em       Bm
Lay me down

        D     A
Let the only sound

       Em  Bm  G     A
Be the ooooverflow




Chorus:
(This time with a change)

       Em       Bm
Lay me down

        D      A
Let the only sound

       G          Bm
Be the overflow

         D          A
Pockets full of stones

        Em       Bm
Lay me down

        D     A
Let the only sound

       G  Bm  D    D
Be the ooooverflow



Then just continue with the regular Chorus chords until it fades out…

Bonus:
(I tried figuring out the harp bit,
not sure though)
E-----------------------|
B---16-13---13-16-13----|
G-15------15------------|
D-----------------------|
A-----------------------|
E-----------------------|


Hope you enjoy this awesome song as much as I do,
Make sure to tune before you rate!

            
            
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alleviates 437 Aug 09, 2013 10:48 AM

Good chords but...where's the sense of guitar tabs in ukulele chords?

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alleviates 437 Mar 23, 2014 11:41 AM

Well my ukulele has only 4 strings and is tuned EACG...

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