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    Down by the Water

    The Decemberists

     

    Chord Guide

           32 1

    C:    x32010

           12

    Em:   022000

             132

    D:    xx0232

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

     

    Strum Guide

    Main Strum:

        >       >    

    D U D U D U D U    > = accent

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

    “Anon” strum

     

    D D D D D D D D

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

     

    Intro:  / C - - - / Em - - - / C - - - / Em - D - /

     

    Em                    G

    See this ancient riverbed

      D                       C

    See where all the follies led

    Em                          D                               Em (2)

    Down by the water, down by the old main drag

     

    Em                    G

    I was just some towhead teen

       D                                        C

    Feelin' 'round for fingers to get in-between

    Em                          D                               Em (2)

    Down by the water, down by the old main drag

     

    Pre-Chorus:

            Em      D            Em (2)

    The season rubs me wrong

            Em          D      C (2 w/anon strum)

    The summer swells anon

     

    Chorus:

                          Em                G

    So knock me down, tear me up

                        D                                C

    But I would bear it all broken just to fill my cup

      Em                              D                             Em (2)

    Down by the water and down by the old main drag

     

    Repeat Intro

     

    Em                        G

    Sweet descend this rabble 'round

           D                               C

    the pretty little patter of a seaport town

    Em                               D                                     Em (2)

    Rolling in the water and rolling down the old main drag

     

    Em                   G

    All dolled-up in gabardine

            D                           C

    The lash-flashing Leda of pier nineteen

    Em                                  D                            Em (2)

    Queen of the water and queen of the old main drag

     

    Pre-Chorus

    Chorus

     

    Solo:

    / C - - - / Em - - - / C - - - / Em - D - /

    / Em - - - / G - - - / D - - - / C - - - /

    / Em - - - / D - - - / Em - - - / - - - - /

     

    Pre-Chorus

    Chorus

     

      Em                              D                             Em (2)

    Down by the water and down by the old main drag

      Em                              D                             Em (2)

    Down by the water and down by the old main drag

     

    w/ritard:

      Em (hold)                     D (hold)                       Em (hold)

    Down by the water and down by the old main drag

     

     


    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.