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Angus and Julia Stone - River (Tab)
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RIVER
Written by Joni Mitchell
This arrangement based on the release by Angus Stone

4 beats per chord (swing eighths)
` = 2 beats
(capo at fourth fret)

INTRO: (two times)
C  C  Am  Am

Em  Em  G  `G6  `G
                   It's

VERSE:
C                           C
Coming on Christmas they're cutting down trees they're
C                               C
Putting up reindeer and singing songs of joy and peace I
Am                Am                G    `G6  `G
Wish I had a river  I could skate a-way on       but
C                            C
It don't snow here y'know it stays pretty green I'm gonna
C                                     C
Make a lot of money then I'm going to quit this crazy scene I
Am                Am                G    `G6  `G
Wish I had a river  I could skate a-way on       I

BRIDGE:
F6                    G
Wish I had a river so long I'd
C               `Fsus2  `C/E  `Gsus4/D  `G  `  `
Teach my feet to fly_______________________     'cos I
                                            (rit)
REFRAIN: (a tempo)
`F6/9  `Gsus4  Am7   Am7
 Made   my ba- by cry  'cos I
`F6/9  `Gsus4  Am7   Am7
 Made   my ba- by cry  'cos I
`F6/9  `Gsus4  Am7   Am7
 Made   my ba- by cry  I
`F6/9    `Gsus4 
 Made her say goodbye

RE-INTRO:
C  C  Am  Am

Em  Em  G  `G6  `G
                   She

VERSE:
C                                C
Tried hard to help me y'know she put me at ease she
C                            C
Loved me all naughty made me weak at the knees oh I
Am                Am                G    `G6  `G
Wish I had a river  I could skate a-way on       I'm
C                     C
So hard to handle I'm selfish and I'm sad now I've gone
C                       C
Lost the best baby that I've ever had I
Am                Am                G    `G6  `G
Wish I had a river  I could skate a-way on       I

BRIDGE:
F6                    G
Wish I had a river so long I would
C              `Fsus2  `C/E  `Gsus4/D  `G  `  `
Teach my feet to  fly_____________________     'cos I
                                           (rit)
REFRAIN-TAG: (a tempo)
`F6/9  `Gsus4  Am7   Am7
 Made   my ba- by cry  'cos I
`F6/9  `Gsus4  Am7   Am7
 Made   my ba- by cry  'cos I
`F6/9  `Gsus4  Am7   Am7
 Made   my ba- by cry  I
`F6/9    `Gsus4      Am7  Am7
 Made her say goodbye       I
`F6/9    `Gsus4 
 Made her say goodbye

OUTRO:
C  C  Am  Am

Em  Em  G  `G6  `G  C
         (ritard)

================================================================================

CHORDS:
    C   Am  Em  G   G6  F6  Fsus2  C/E  Gsus4/D  F6/9  Gsus4  Am7
E|--0---0---0---3---3----------------------------(0)----(0)----0----|
B|--1---1---0---0---0---1-----1-----1-----1-------1------1-----1-(0)|
G|--0---2---0---0---0---2-----0-----0-----0-------0------0-----0----|
D|--2---2---2---0---2---0-----3-----2-----0-------0------0-----2----|
A|--3---0---2---2-------0--------------------------------------0----|
E|----------0---3---3---1-------------------------1------3----------|

Thumb frets 6th-string Fret-1
1st-string is never played but may be allowed to ring
String arrangement adds notes in parentheses:
 F6/9   maj7
 Gsus4  13
 Am7    9

FINGER-PICKING:
alternating bass-notes on each beat
upper harmony notes picked lightly on the and-beats
   C
   1 n a 2 n a 3 n a 4 n a  - eighth-note triplets for shuffle feel
E|-------------------------|    RIGHT-HAND
B|-----1-----1-----1-----1-|  -middle-finger
G|-----0-----0-----0-----0-|  -index-finger
D|-------0h2---------0h2---|  -thumb     h = hammer-on
A|-3-----------3-----------|  -thumb
E|-------------------------|  -thumb

Abbreviations in the TAB below:
   % = repeat previous bar
   . = hammer-on as detailed above
1 +2 = 1 n a 2 etc 

INTRO:
   C               Am              Em              G             G6    G
   1 +2 +3 +4 +    1 +2 +3 +4 +    1 +2 +3 +4 +    1 +2 +3 +4 +  1 +2 +3 +4 +
E|-------------|-|-------------|-|-------------|-|-------------|-------------|
B|---1--1--1--1| |---1--1--1--1| |---0--0--0--0| |---0--0--0--0|---0--0--0--0|
G|---0--0--0--0|%|---2--2--2--2|%|---0--0--0--0|%|---0--0--0--0|---0--0--0--0|
D|---.2-----2--| |---.2-----2--| |-------------| |-------------|---.2--0-----|
A|-3-----3-----|-|-0-----0-----|-|---.2-----2--|-|---.2-----2--|----------2--|
E|-------------|-|-------------|-|-0-----0-----|-|-3-----3-----|-3-----------|

VERSE:
   C                   Am              G             G6    G
   1 +2 +3 +4 +        1 +2 +3 +4 +    1 +2 +3 +4 +  1 +2 +3 +4 +
E|-------------|-|-|-|-------------|-|-------------|-------------|
B|---1--1--1--1| | | |---1--1--1--1| |---0--0--0--0|---0--0--0--0|
G|---0--0--0--0|%|%|%|---2--2--2--2|%|---0--0--0--0|---0--0--0--0|
D|---.2----.2--| | | |---.2-----2--| |-------------|---.2--0-----|
A|-3-----3-----|-|-|-|-0-----0-----|-|---.2-----2--|----------2--|
E|-------------|-|-|-|-------------|-|-3-----3-----|-3-----------|

BRIDGE:
   F6            G             C             Fsus2 C/E   Gsus4/D G
   1 +2 +3 +4 +  1 +2 +3 +4 +  1 +2 +3 +4 +  1     3       1     3      
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|------|
B|---1--1--1--1|---0--0--0--0|---1--1--1--1|-1-----1-----|-1-----0-----|------|
G|---2--2--2--2|---0--0--0--0|---0--0--0--0|-0-----0-----|-0-----0-----|------|
D|----0-----0--|----0-----0--|---.2-----2--|-3-----2-----|-0-----0-----|------|
A|-------------|-------------|-3-----3-----|-------------|-------------|------|
E|-1-----1-----|-3-----3-----|-------------|-------------|-------3-----|------|

REFRAIN:
   F6/9  Gsus4   Am7
   1 +2 +3 +4 +  1 +2 +3 +4 +
E|-------------|-------------|-|
B|---1--1--1--1|---1--1--1--1| |
G|---0--0--0--0|---0--0--0--0|%|
D|----0-----0--|----2----.2--| |
A|-------------|-0-----0-----|-|
E|-1-----3-----|-------------|-|


Waynus Of Uranus
April 2008
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