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Riverwide

Sheryl Crow

 

Capo 2

 

Strum Guide

Main Strum: D   D U D U

            1 + 2 + 3 +


           D     C     A

DCA Strum: D     U   U D   D U D U 

           1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 +

 

Intro:  A (16)

 

A (4)

I spent a year in the mouth of a whale

            G              G/F#      A (2)

With a flame and a book of signs.

 A (2)                           Dsus2 (2)

You'll never know how hard I've failed

               G      G/F#      A (2)

Trying to make up for lost time.

 

A (4)

Once I believed in things unseen

            G      G/F#      A (2)

I was blinded by the dark.

A (2)           Dsus2 (2)

Out of the multitude to me

        G            G/F#      A (2)

He came and broke my heart.

 

                D              F           A (2)

When the dust in the field has flown,

                D              F           A (2)

And the youngest of hearts has grown,

                C#m             F           D (2)

And you doubt you will ever be free,

/ D -  C / A - - / 

Don't bail on me.

 

/ D -  C / A - - /  

 

A (4 measures)

 

A (4)

River is wide and oh so deep

            G             G/F#  A (2)

And it winds and winds around.

A (2)                           Dsus2 (2)

I dream we're happy in my sleep

               G            G/F#      A (2)

Floating down and down and down.

 

 

 

 

                D              F                   A (2)

And the tide rushes by where we stand,

                D              F                  A (2)

And the earth underneath turns to sand,

                C#m              F           D (2)

And we're waiting for someone to see,

/ D -  C / A - - / 

Don't bail on me.

 

/ D -  C / A - - / 

 

A (4 measures)

 

Instrumental Verse

 

A (4)

Tell ma I loved the man

            G      G/F#      A (2)

Even though I turned and ran.

A (2)                Dsus2 (2)

Lovely and fine I could have been

               G            G/F#         A (2)

Laying down in the palm of his hand.

               G            G/F#         A (2)

Laying down in the palm of his hand.

               G            G/F#         A (2)

Laying down in the palm of his hand.

               G            G/F#         A (2)

Staying down in the palm of his hand.

 

             D              F                 A (2)

In the morning you wait for the sun,

           D       F                   A (2)

And secretly hope it won't come,

      C#m             F               D (2)

But time washes everyone clean,

                    / D -  C / A - - / 

Honey now, don't bail on me.

 

/ D -  C / A - - / 

 

/ D -  C / A - - / 

Don't bail on me.

 

/ D -  C / A - - / 

 

/ D -  C / A - - / 

Don't bail on me.

 

/ D -  C / A - - /  (x3)


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.