The River Tab

by Anathallo

Artist: Anathallo
Song: The River
Album: Canopy Glow

Standard Tuning: [capo III]

Chords used:
: 000232
: 320003

Intro/verse tab w/chords: (some variation within verses)

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