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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.