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The Water Acoustic Chords

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Intro:
C G C F
C G Am F


Verse:
 C         G             F
All that I have is a river
     Am                 E
The river is always my home
      C         F        Am           F
Lord, take me away for I just cannot stay
        C          G           Am
Or I'll sink in my skin and my bones


Chorus:
    C        G           C         F
The water sustains me without even trying
    C            G            Am
The water can't drown me, I'm done
        F      C
With my dyy...ing


 C         G             F
Please help me build a small boat
     Am                 E
One that’ll ride on the flow
       C            F
Where the river runs deep
       Am           F
And the larger fish creep
    C          G           Am
I’m glad of what keeps me afloat

    C        G           C         F
The water sustains me without even trying
    C            G            Am
The water can't drown me, I'm done
        F      C
With my dyy...ing

     C         G       F
Now deeper the water I sail
     Am                    E
And faster the current I’m in
      C           F
That each night brings the stars
        Am           F
And the song in my heart
      C             G           Am
Is a tune for the journeyman’s tale

    C        G           C         F
The water sustains me without even trying
    C            G            Am
The water can't drown me, I'm done
        F      C
With my dyy...ing

Bridge:
 E                            Am
Now the land that I knew is a dream
 E                                  Am
And the line on the distance grows faint
    C          F          C         F
So wide is my river, the horizon a sliver
     C          F          Am      F
The artist has run out of paint

           C           G             F
Where the blue of the sea meets the sky
        Am                       E
And the big yellow sun leads me home
    C          F
I’m everywhere now
    Am        F
The way is a vow
       C            G             Am
To the wind of each breath by and by

    C        G           C         F
The water sustains me without even trying
    C            G            Am
The water can't drown me, I'm done
        F      C
With my dyy...ing

Outro:
Played like the chorus)
C G C F C G Am F C x2
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Jeff.Smart wrote on August 20 2010, 06:24 am

Finally a proper tab for this with the correct lyrics, thank you very much! Just one very minor flaw: In the album version there's no chorus between the bridge ("Now the land that...") and the next verse ("Where the blue of the...") but otherwise perfect!

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shaneg95 wrote on January 8 2011, 11:02 am

Perfect, except for one bung chord..
this..
C G Am
Or I'll sink in my skin and my bones
Should be..
C G F
Or I'll sink in my skin and my bones

I'm getting that from this acoustic version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4QQ7HYYdWw

But it may be right on the recording..apart from that..
*****! :D

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popen_2 wrote on July 26 2012, 09:58 pm

According to the acoustic version...

C G Am
To the wind of each breath by and by

Should be:

C Am F
To the wind of each breath by and by

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