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Dar Williams - The Ocean Chords

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The Ocean Chords

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Dar Williams
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                СAPO: 2nd Fret



INTRO: F  Dm7 Dm  G  C

       F                        Dm  
When I went to your town on the wide open shore
              G                        C            F
Oh, I must confess, I was drawn, I was drawn to the ocean
  C                Dm              
I thought it spoke to me, it said, 
         G             Am            F
"Look at us, we're not churches, not schools, 
    G              Am               F
Not skating ponds, swimming pools,
                         Dm
And we have lost people, haven't we though?"


    G                         C
Oh, that's what the ocean can know of a body
    F                          G   
And that's when I came back to town
                          Em
This town is a song about you
F              G   Am        F
You don't know how lucky you are
G              Am  F       G
You don't know how much I adore you
Am          F         G             Dm      G  C  
You are the welcoming back from the ocean


                   Dm  
I went back to the ocean today
        G                      C                        F
With my books and my papers, I went to the rocks by the ocean
        C               Dm       
But the weather changed quickly
        G                         Am        F
Oh, the ocean said, "What are you trying to find, 
        G              Am          F
I don't care, I'm not kind, I have bludgeoned your sailors, 
     Dm
I've spat out their keepsakes"


         G                   C
Oh, it's ashes to ashes, but always the ocean
        F                        G     
But the ocean can't come to this town
                          Em
This town is a song about you
F              G   Am        F
You don't know how lucky you are
G              Am  F       G
You don't know how much I adore you
Am          F         G             Dm      G  C     
You are the welcoming back from the ocean



INTERLUDE: F                   G        Am             F   Dm  G  C
           La la lee la la, le la la le la la la (3x)  la


        F                         G     
And the ones that can know you so well
                                  Em
Are the ones that can swallow you whole
F        G        Am        F
I have a good and I have an evil
G             Am         F             G
I thought the ocean, the ocean thought nothing
Am          F         G             Dm      G  C    F
You are the welcoming back from the ocean


         Am        Dm
I didn't go back today
  G                       C                    F
I wanted to show you that I was more land than water
  Am           Dm
I went to pick flowers
  G                            Am          F  
I brought them to you, look at me, look at them
           G           Am            F
With their salt up the stem, but you frowned 
                    Dm
When I smiled and I tried to arrange them


    G                          C
You said, "Let me tell you the song of this town"
           F                    G     
You said, "Everything closes at five.
                                   Em
After that, well, you just got the bars."
 F              G   Am           F
"You don't know how precious you are
G        Am              F            G
Walking around with your little shoes dangling
Am       F       G              Dm      
I am the one who lives with the ocean.
               G
"It's where we came from, you know."
                                 Em
"And sometimes I just want to go back.
F       G          Am               F
After a day, we'll drink 'til we're drowning
G           Am          F           G
Walk to the ocean, wade in with our work-boots
Am          F                  G          C
Wade in our work-boots, try to finish the job."


 F              G   Am           F
"You don't know how precious you are
G        Am      F              G
I am the one who lives with the ocean
Am             F             Am
You don't know how, I am the one
F              G    Am       Dm
You don't know how, I am the one"


INTERLUDE:    (## repeat about 15x - fade to end ##)
           F                   G        Am       
           La la lee la la, le la la le la la la             
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