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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the#
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 16:21:05 -0400
From: Andrew Rogers 
Subject: g/grass_roots/the_river_is_wide.crd

                          "The River Is Wide"
                           (Knight - Admire)

Like at least a couple other Grass Roots hits, someone else did this first -
in this case the Forum, whose 1967 semi-hit version I much prefer.

Intro:

	 F                         Eb/F            F
	 v  v  v  v    v  v  v  v    v  v  v  v    v  v  v  v
	-/-----------|-x--x--x--x--|-/-----------|-/--------X--
	               ^^^^^^^^^^ bass drum                 ^ snare

Verse 1:

	Bb         Eb/F    Bb        Eb/F
	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
	-/-----/-/---/---|-/-----/-/---/---

	 Bb    Eb/F  Bb      Eb/F  Bb       Eb/F Bb   Eb/F
	The sky was clear on that windy day
	 Bb            Eb/F Bb       Eb/F Bb          Eb/F Bb   Eb/F
	'Til the clear blue sky began to turn to gray
	Eb           /Bb   Eb             /Bb   Eb          /Bb  Eb    /Bb
	   The lightning flashed, the thunder roared above
	 F       /C  F       /C       F            /C  F
	Then fell a drop of rain to start our love

Chorus:

	                      Ebm7                   Ab
	[1: Let the river get wide], the river gets long, now
	[2: And the river gets wide]
	              Dbmaj7                    Bbm
	The water runs deep as our love gets strong now
	                   Ebm7                 Ab
	So baby, don't you fight and say you belong now
	1:   Fm7/Bb [hold 2 bars]
	2:   Fm7/Bb [hold 6 bars]
	3-5: Fm7-5/Cb  Bb
	   To me

Verse 2:

	Upon the roof we heard the gentle rain
	With the rhythm of our heartbeats, down it came
	As it hit each drop  our hearts could feel the pain
	No one on earth can stop a drop of rain

[repeat chorus 3X; fade 3rd time]


-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers

            
            
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