Hold back the river    (video)

 

    Am - C    - F - C    - F - C - G

 

       Am       C             F          C          F         C         G

1. Tried to keep you close to me, but life got in between.

       Am           C           F         C             F          C                       G

    Tried to square not being there, but think that I should have been.

 

      C

    Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes, hold back the river so I

            Am

    can stop for a minute and see where you hide,

      C

   Hold back the river, hold back.     +  Am - C

 

    Am        C       F           C         F            C                     G

2. Once upon a different life we rode our bikes into the sky,

           Am         C         F             C               F          C                        G

    but now we crawl against the tide those distant days are flashing by.

 

   F

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes,

                                               C

hold back the river so I can stop for a minute and be by your side,

                                 G

hold back the river, hold back.

   F

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes,

                                               C

hold back the river so I can stop for a minute and see where you are,

                                 G

hold back the river, hold back.

 

     Am - C - F - C - F - C - G

+  Ooh oho .....

 

       C                                                        F

+   Lonely water, lonely water, won't you let us wander,

    Dm

    let us hold each other ?

     C                                                        F

    Lonely water, lonely water, won't you let us wander,

    Dm

    let us hold each other ?

 

   F

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes,

                                               C

hold back the river so I can stop for a minute and be by your side,

                                 G

hold back the river, hold back.

   F

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes,

                                               C

hold back the river so I can stop for a minute and be by your side,

                                 G

hold back the river, ooh !

 

       C                                                        F

+   Lonely water, lonely water, won't you let us wander,

    Dm

    let us hold each other ?

     C                                                         F

    Lonely water, lonely water, won't you let us wander,

    Dm

    let us hold each other ?

 

+  Am - C - F - C - F - C - G

 

 

(orig. = capo 5th)    (James Bay)