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The Water 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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suny-smiley 93 Oct 06, 2016 10:53 AM

In a live video I saw of the song, Johnny is playing Dm instead of F in the Bridge. Maybe it's just a variation but I think it sounds better :)
Try it out!

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