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The River Tab

by Anathallo

Artist: Anathallo
Song: The River
Album: Canopy Glow


Standard Tuning: [capo III]

Chords used:
   EADGBe
: 000232
:000432
: 320003


Intro/verse tab w/chords: (some variation within verses)
                            
e|---2---2---2---2-----2---2----3---3---3---3-----3---3-|
B|---3-----3-----3-3-----3------0-----0-----0-0-----0---|
G|---4-----------4--------------0-----------0-----------|
D|-0-----------0----------------0-----------0-----------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------3-----------3-------------|


Intro: play intro tab x3 (or just play chords)


Verse 1 chords:
                      
High water carried her down stream
                      
She watched the water's living things
                       
She thought, it's not a mound with six planks of wood

The cardinal points to hold you up
*
Or a mountain where a shed self could


Verse 2 chords: (repeat x2)
                           
Feed the roots and honor the tongues of the animals
                      
Drift into the moss and bloat where the peat bog pulls


Interlude: play intro tab x3 (or just play chords)


Verse 3: (use verse 1 chords)
Rolled like a felled tree with arms as useless as such
Death's panic came, a calmness stayed, you couldn't do much
Just watch the water chip away at the bank eroding
Cut and crumbling through the spate


Verse 4 chords:
                     
It took a father, it covered his daughter
                   
Took her down, down, down
                       
With the glass bottles, books, a tire
                            
Collected hair tufts in the weeds
                                                    
Snagged and wrapped in the peats dammed and trapped


Chorus Chords: (repeat x3)
                       
You said, is this the ceremony?
                           
I don't know, well I don't mind

The way we all fall in and roll down
                                        
Pushed through the veins and trafficked byes
                                                        
And when your ears sit underhead is half submerged down below
                                                          
Pooling all accounts of peace while passed beneath the canopy glow
                           
canopy glow, canopy glow, canopy glow