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From: hilco@sron.rug.nl (Hilco Bekenkamp)

I have seen a lot of differend versions on this song.  When I play it on
guitar listening to the CD, I play the following version. 

FIND THE RIVER 

INTRO:

(E) ------2-------2
(B) ----3-3-----3-3	play 2 times
(G) --2---2---0---0
(D) 0-----0-2-----2


D Dm Em A(7)
D Dm A(7)  /


Verse:

D               Dm
hey now little speedyhead
    Em               A
the read on the speedmeter says
    D             Dm            Em
you have to go to task in the city
      D                Dm
where people drown and people serve
Em                 A
don't be shy your just deserve
   D          Dm             Em
is only just light years to go


CHORUS:

G                   A
me, my thoughts are flower strewn
D               Em
ocean storm, bayberry moon
G             A                D
I have got to leave to find my way
G                  A
watch the road and memorize
     D                Em
this life that pass before my eyes
G          A        D
nothing is going my way.

Note: Last chord of chorus is first chord of verse

D Dm Em G
D Dm A  /

VERSE (as above):

the ocean is the rivers goal
a need to leave the water knows
we're closer now than light years to go.

CHORUS (as above):

I have got to find the river
bergamot and vetiver
run through my head and fall away
leave the road and memorize
this life that pass before my eyes
nothing is going my way.

Repeat INTRO

VERSE:

there's no one left to take the lead
but I tell you and you can see
we're closer now than light years to go.
pick up here and chase the ride
the river empties to the tide
fall into the ocean.

CHORUS:

the river to the ocean goes
a fortune for the undertow
none of this is going my way.
there is nothing left to throw
of ginger, lemon, indigo,
coriander stem and rose of hay.
strength and courage overrides
the privileged and weary eyes
of river poet search naivete.
pick up here and chase the ride
the river empties to the tide
all of this is coming your way.

End on D


greetings,

Hilco Bekenkamp
hilco@sron.rug.nl


From: Mike Hall 


Find The River
==============
By R.E.M.

Intro (TAB)
          {strum D once)      {strum D except finger 2nd fret on D 
            i.e.-xx0232          instead of G string} i.e.-xx2o32
 E |-------------|---------------------|-----
 B |-----3---------------------3-------------     
 G |---2---------------------0---------------    (repeat)
 D |-0---------------------2-----------------
 A |-----------------------------------------
 E |-----------------------------------------

  D      -xxo232     Em  -o22ooo
  Dm     -xxo231     A   -xo222o
  A7sus4 -xo2o3o     G   -32ooo3
  Dsus   -xxo233     
-------------------------------------
Intro:  D      Dm     A7sus4   Dsus 
        D      Dm     A7sus4
 
 D                Dm           A7sus4              Dsus
Hey now little speedy head the read on the speedometer says
    D             Dm          A7sus4
you have to go the task in the city
    D                 Dm
Where people drown and people serve
A7sus4               Dsus           D        Dm          A7sus4
Don't be shy, your just deserve is only just light years to go

  G                     A              D                   Em
Me my thoughts are flowers strewn, an ocean storm may bury them
  G             A              D    (Dsus)
I have got to leave to find my way
  G                   A            D                   Em
Watch the road and memorize this life that passed before my eyes
    G          A         D
and nothing is going my way

     D              Dm            A7sus4               Dsus     
The ocean is the river's goal, the need to leave the water knows
     D              Dm            A7sus4
We're closer now, but light years to go

   G           A                D            Em  
I have got to find the river, bergamot and bed of rose
  G            A            D
Run through my head and far away
  G               A              D               Em
Leave the road and memorize this life that passed before my eyes
  G            A        D
and nothing is going my way
There's no one left to take the lead
But I'll tell you and you can see
We're closer now and light years to go

    (repeat chorus chords for these last 4 verses)

Pick up here and chase the ride
River empties to the tide, fall into the ocean
River to the ocean goes a fortune for the undertow
None of this is going my way

There is nothing left to grow
but Ginger, mint and indigo
Coriander stem and rows of hay

Strength and courage overrides
The privileged and weary eyes
River poets search naivete

Pick up here and chase the ride
The river empties to the tide
All of this is coming your way


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 //   University of Georgia  //                 --Jimmy Buffett        //
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