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Hold Back The River chords

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 James Bay
 Hold Back The River



INTRO/VERSE:

e|---------------8---10----8----------8--10--8------------------------------------8--|
B|-6----8--10-----------------10-------------------10------10----10--8-8-8-----------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------10--9----|
D|---------------7----8----7----------7--8---7---------------------------------------|
A|-5----7--8------------------8--------------------8-----8----8----------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------8-------8--8----|


VERSE: use intro chords
Dm      F          Bb     F
Tried to keep you close to me,
    Bb       F        
But life got in between
Dm       F         Bb      F
Tried to square not being there
     Bb        F                C
But think that I should have been


Warm up chorus:
(one strum)
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


instrumental = First three notes of the intro agaiN

VERSE 2
Dm    F     Bb        F
Once upon a different life
    Bb       F                
We rode our bikes into the sky
    Dm      F      Bb        F
But now we crawl against the tide
      Bb       F                C
Those distant days are flashing by


CHORUS:
Bb
Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes

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

Hold back the river so I
F
Can stop for a minute and see where you hide
                      C
Hold back the river, hold back

Dm  F    Bb   F
Ooh oho, oho, oho,
 Bb   F    C   
Oho, oho, ohooh


BRIDGE:
(First time one strum)

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

CHORUS:
Bb
Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes

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

Hold back the river so I
F
Can stop for a minute and be by your side
                      C
Hold back the river, ooh


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------------------------------------8--|
B|-6----8--10-----------------10-------------------10------10----10--8-8-8-----------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------10--9----|
D|---------------7----8----7----------7--8---7---------------------------------------|
A|-5----7--8------------------8--------------------8-----8----8----------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------8-------8--8----|


            
            
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