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Hold Back The River chords

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                             Hold Back The River - James Bay
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Tuning: EADGBe




[Intro]

e|----------------------8--10-------8-----------8--10-------8------|
B|--6------8--10-----------------------10----------------------10--|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------7--8--------7-----------7--8--------7------|
A|--5------7--8------------------------8-----------------------8---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------8--|
B|----10---10--8-----------------|
G|---------------------10--9-----|
D|-------------------------------|
A|--8----8-----------------------|
E|-------------8-------8---8-----|


[Verse]

e|----------------------8--10-------8-----------8--10-------8------|
B|--6------8--10-----------------------10----------------------10--|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------7--8--------7-----------7--8--------7------|
A|--5------7--8------------------------8-----------------------8---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------8--|
B|----10---10--8-----------------|
G|---------------------10--9-----|
D|-------------------------------|
A|--8----8-----------------------|  x2
E|-------------8-------8---8-----| 

Tried to keep you close to me,
But life got in between
Tried to square not being there
But think that I should have been

Bb
Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Bb
Hold back the river so I
F
Can stop for a minute and see where you hide
F
Hold back the river, hold back


[Verse]

e|----------------------8--10-------8-----------8--10-------8------|
B|--6------8--10-----------------------10----------------------10--|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------7--8--------7-----------7--8--------7------|
A|--5------7--8------------------------8-----------------------8---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------8--|
B|----10---10--8-----------------|
G|---------------------10--9-----|
D|-------------------------------|
A|--8----8-----------------------|
E|-------------8-------8---8-----| x2

Once upon a different, life
We rode our bikes into the sky
But now we crawl against the tide
Those distant days are flashing by


[Chorus]

Bb
Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Bb
Hold back the river so I
    F
Can stop for a minute and be by your side
F                    C
Hold back the river, hold back
Bb
Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Bb
Hold back the river so I
    F
Can stop for a minute and see where you hide
F                    C
Hold back the river, hold back


[Interlude]

e|----------------------8--10-------8-----------8--10-------8------|
B|--6------8--10-----------------------10----------------------10--|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------7--8--------7-----------7--8--------7------|
A|--5------7--8------------------------8-----------------------8---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------8--|
B|----10---10--8-----------------|
G|---------------------10--9-----|
D|-------------------------------|
A|--8----8-----------------------|
E|-------------8-------8---8-----|

Hold oho, oho, oho,
Oho, oho, oho, oho


[Bridge]

F             F                      Bb
Lonely water, lonely water won't you let us wander
Gm
Let us hold each other
F             F                      Bb
Lonely water, lonely water won't you let us wander
Gm
Let us hold each other


[Chorus]

Bb
Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Bb
Hold back the river so I
    F
Can stop for a minute and be by your side
F                    C
Hold back the river, hold back
Bb
Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Bb
Hold back the river so I
    F
Can stop for a minute and be by your side
F                    C
Hold back the river, oh


[Bridge]

F                                    Bb
Lonely water, lonely water won't you let us wander
Gm
Let us hold each other
F                                    Bb
Lonely water, lonely water won't you let us wander
Gm
Let us hold each other


[Outro]

e|----------------------8--10-------8-----------8--10-------8------|
B|--6------8--10-----------------------10----------------------10--|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------7--8--------7-----------7--8--------7------|
A|--5------7--8------------------------8-----------------------8---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------8--|
B|----10---10--8-----------------|
G|---------------------10--9-----|
D|-------------------------------|
A|--8----8-----------------------|
E|-------------8-------8---8-----|

            
            
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m0lly-n0bl3 10 May 13, 2015 10:51 AM

what notes are in the verse?

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guitarmichael74 105 Nov 01, 2015 10:04 AM

It's way easier when you play in E with Capo I.

Lyric mistakes:
2. verse: instead of "a dear friend, life" (???) it's "a different life"
instead of "we crawl" it's (probably) "we're caught"

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Richarddrummer 10 Dec 03, 2016 08:55 PM, edited on December 12 2016, 01:47 pm

An Excellent Note per Note Transcription Tab/Sheet music:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQK7Lo4OG-M

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