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Alas I Cannot Swim chords

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Put a capo on relative to the pitch of your voice. I found it was fitting on 3rd.


[Verse 1]
          G                            C            G
There's a house across the river, but alas I cannot swim
      G                              D
And a garden of such beauty that the flowers seem to grin
          G                            C            G
There's a house across the river, but alas I cannot swim
     G                              D            G
I'll live my life regretting that I never jumped in

C G C G C G G


[Verse 2]
          G                         C                 G
There's a boy across the river with short black curly hair
   G                           D
He wants to be my lover, and I want to be his peer
          G                          C            G
There's a boy across the river, but alas I cannot swim
  G                        D           G
I never will get to put my arms around him

C G C G C G G


[Verse 3]
          G                              C         G
There's a life across the river that was meant for me
  G                                D
Instead I live my life in constant misery
          G                            C      G
There's a life across the river, but I do not see
    G                              D        G
Why I should please those who will never be pleased?

C G C G C G G


[Bridge]
         Em                           C          Em
There is gold across the river, but I don't want none
         Em                           C          G
There is gold across the river, but I don't want none
        Em                C               G
Gold is fleeting, gold is fickle, gold is fun
        Em                D               G
Gold is fleeting, gold is fickle, gold is fun


[Outro Verse]
         G                            C          G
There is gold across the river, but I don't want none
        G                          C
I would rather be dry than held up by a golden gun
       G                     C                    G
Saying work more, earn more, live more, have more fun
       G                     C                    G
Saying work more, earn more, live more, have more fun
       G                     C                    G
Saying work more, earn more, live more, have more fun

G G C G
(to end the song strum each of these chords once)

            
            
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theoutlawjesse 10 Jan 01, 2010 07:55 AM

lyrics for last verse: "I would rather be dry than be held up by a golden gun"
"G" works for me.

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Guitargirlie*93 10 Mar 29, 2010 08:13 PM

Thanks so much for posting this I have been waiting for someone to tab it for so long!!!

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nantinkspink 12 Oct 16, 2010 04:50 PM

A lot of the places you put "over", she says "across"
But maybe there are different versions.

But this tab is great! Thanks.

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