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Garth Brooks - River, The


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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#


THE RIVER
~~~~~~~~~
Words & Music by Garth Brooks and Victoria Shaw
notated by Greg Vaughn (ribtm@ttacs.ttu.edu) with help from
           Andrew Lowry (alowry@silver.ucs.indiana.edu)

INTRO (This is actually a slide guitar, but the E-shaped barres work)

    G     A G     A G     A G      A D
e+--3-----5\3-----5\3-----5\3------5\10--------------
B+--3-----5\3-----5\3-----5\3------5\10--------------
G+--4-----6\4-----6\4-----6\4------6\11--------------
D+--5-----7\5-----7\5-----7\5------7\12--------------
A+--5-----7\5-----7\5-----7\5------7\12--------------
E+--3-----5\3-----5\3-----5\3------5\10--------------


D                              *D          G/D        D    *D
You know a dream is like a river ever changin' as it flows.
        G                     D/F#         Em7             A
And the dreamer's just a vessel  that must follow where it goes.
          D            G/D         D  *D          Bm                   G
Trying to learn from what's behind you, and never knowing what's in store
             D    G/D        D *D        A                D      #D#
Makes each day a constant battle just to stay between the shores


CHORUS
           D    G/D  D    *D         G/D           D  *D
And I will sail my   vessel 'til the river runs dry.
       G               D/F#       Em7             A
Like a bird upon the wind,  these water's are my sky.
    Bm  A/C#  D        G/D  D    *D G
I'll never    reach my destination  if I never try.
           D    G/D  D    *D          A           D   #D#
So, I will sail my   vessel 'till the river runs dry.


2: Too many times we stand aside and let the water slip away
'Til what we put off 'til tomorrow has now become today.
So, don't you sit upon the shorline and say you're satisfied.
Choose to chance the rapids and dare to dance the tide.
   (To Chorus:)


BRIDGE
A/C#        Bm                  G          D         D/F#      G 
And there's bound to be rough waters and I know I'll take some falls.
             Em7             D/F#           G                        Asus
But with the Good Lord as my captain, I can make it through them all.


CHORUS (with key change)
            E    A/E  E              A/E          E
Yes, I will sail my vessel  'til the river runs dry.
       A                E/G#      F#m7           B
Like a bird upon the wind,  these water's are my sky.
    C#m  B/D# E        A/E  E      A
I'll never    reach my destination if I never try.
           E    A/E  E                B           E  F#m7  E/G#
So, I will sail my   vessel 'till the river runs dry.
A           E    A/E  E                B           A  B/A
Yes, I will sail my   vessel 'till the river runs dry.
A                B/A
  'til the river runs dry.

By *D I mean to hammer on from Dsus2 (xx0230) to D (xx0232) on the 1st string.
#D# is D-D-Dsus4-D-Dsus2-D



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