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Dry The River - History Book Ukulele

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History Book Ukulele

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Dry The River
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                This is my interpretation, please correct me if i'm wrong at all, thanks :)
Transpose down 3 for Cmajor version, if your using a capo and want an easier version.


-- History Book - Dry the River --


Intro: 

Eb Gm Bb Bb - Eb Eb Bb F 
(on the third Eb you can slide up to F and then back to Ebmaj7)



Verse 1:

     Eb            Gm
Like faithful oxen through the chalk, 
     Bb                Gm
With dragging tails of history walk.
Eb               Gm              Bb      Bb
Soon confuse the compass and the cross.
Eb            Gm           Bb                 Bb           Eb   Eb Bb F
Carefully and cursively we fill our traveling diaries with loss.



Verse 2: same as before

   Eb            Gm
Beneath an angry Bible flood, 
    Bb              Gm
Did you and I first learn to love.
Eb             Gm             Bb      Bb
In my father's car we came to know.
     Eb             Gm                  Bb                Bb       Eb Eb Bb F
And shivered in our painted clothes and paired like every animal below.



Chorus:

               Gm
As heavy as a history book can be,
           Bb                   Eb   Bb   Dm
I will carry it with me, oh Lord.
                   Gm
And maybe when the bitterness has gone,
              Bb                             Eb   Bb  Dm
There'll be sweetness on our tongues once more.



Verse 3: Same as before

Eb            Gm
Barefoot in a rowing boat 
    Bb                   Gm
You loose your shoes and freeze your toes
    Eb            Gm            Bb      Bb
And say I wear my sorrow like a crown
    Eb               Gm                 Bb               Bb       
And throw your arms around my head, and see it there in gold and brown and
Eb  Eb Bb F
red



Chorus: Same as before

               Gm
As heavy as a history book can be,
           Bb                   Eb   Bb   Dm
I will carry it with me, oh Lord.
                   Gm
And maybe when the bitterness has gone,
              Bb                             Eb   Bb  Dm
There'll be sweetness on our tongues once more.



Bridge:

     Ab                          Eb          Bb
We'll soon forget our parents' names,
      Ab                          Eb          Bb
Like dogs will drive the wolves away.
        Ab                         Eb
And weep with fingertips opposed,
            Bb                    Ab           Bb        Ab
Like a church where nobody congregates.



Middle 8/Outro Verse:

Cm     Eb          Bb           Ab
   But sweetness sings in the pasture,
Cm     Eb       Bb           Ab
   We throw ourselves on the mercy of the earth.
Cm     Eb      Bb            Ab
   If sand and salt have the answer,
Cm          Eb     Bb          Ab
   Then the act itself will be louder than the word.


Cm     Eb              Bb         Ab
   And I'll be on your side, and I'll be on your side.
Cm     Eb          Bb           Ab

Cm     Eb              Bb         Ab
   And I'll be on your side, and I'll be on your side.
Cm     Eb          Bb           Ab



Cm Eb Bb Ab goes on for the rest of the song

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