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    Find the River

    REM


    Verse Strum Pattern:

     

    D   D DUDU UD DU

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   X3

     

    D DU UD DU UDUDU

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

    Chorus Strum Pattern:

     

    D   D DUDU UD DU

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

    Intro:

     

    (Arpeggios)

    D  Em7add9  D  Em7add9

     

    (strum)

    D  Dm  Dsus2  Dsus4/G

    D  Dm  Dsus2

     

     

    Verse 1:

     

    D                          Dm

    Hey now, little speedyhead,

          Dsus2                   Dsus4/G

    The read on the speedmeter says

    D                         Dm           Dsus2 (x2)

    You have to go to task in the city

    D                                    Dm

    Where people drown and people serve

    Dsus2                   Dsus4/G

    Don’t be shy. your just deserve

    D                Dm           Dsus2 (x2)

    Is only just light years to go

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Chorus 1:

     

    G                             A  

    Me, my thoughts are flower strewn

    D                       Em

    Ocean storm, bayberry moon

    G                  A                      D (x2)

    I have got to leave to find my way

    G                           A

    Watch the road and memorize

    D                             Em

    This life that pass before my eyes

    G              A           

    Nothing is going my way

     

    D  Dm  Dsus2  Dsus4/G

    D  Dm  Dsus2

     

     

    Verse 2:

     

           D                 Dm

    The ocean is the river’s goal,

       Dsus2                   Dsus4/G

    A need to leave the water knows

                D                     Dm                 Dsus2 (x2)

    We’re closer now than light years to go

     

     

    Chorus 2:

     

    G                   A  

    I have got to find the river,

    D                       Em

    Bergamot and vetiver

    G                       A                      D (x2)

    Run through my head and fall away

    G                              A

    Leave the road and memorize

    D                             Em

    This life that pass before my eyes

    G              A          

    Nothing is going my way

     

     

    Repeat intro

    Verse 3:

     

                D                   Dm

    There’s no one left to take the lead,

          Dsus2             Dsus4/G

    But I tell you and you can see

                D                     Dm                 Dsus2 (x2)

    We’re closer now than light years to go

    D                         Dm

    Pick up here and chase the ride

          Dsus2             Dsus4/G

    The river empties to the tide

    D                 Dm      Dsus2 (x2)

    Fall into the ocean

     

     

    Chorus 3:

     

    G                   A  

    The river to the ocean goes,

         D                   Em

    A fortune for the undertow

    G                     A             D (x2)

    None of this is going my way

    G                        A  

    There is nothing left to throw

          D                   Em

    Of ginger, lemon, indigo,

    G                A                      D (x2)

    Coriander stem and rose of hay

    G                               A  

    Strength and courage overrides

          D                     Em

    The privileged and weary eyes

    G                A                      D (x2)

    Of river poet search naivete

    G                           A  

    Pick up here and chase the ride

          D                   Em

    The river empties to the tide

    G                A                    

    All of this is coming your way

     

    D (x4)


    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.