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Alas I Cannot Swim
C                                     F              C
There's a house across the river but alas, I cannot swim
C                                     G7
And a garden of such beauty that the flowers seem to grin
           C                          F              C
There's a house across the river but alas, I cannot swim
C                                   G7           C
I'll live my life regretting that I never jumped in

F C F C F C C

C                                     F                C
There's a boy across the river with short black curly hair
C                              G7
He wants to be my lover and I want to be his peer
           C                         F             C
There's a boy across the river but alas, I cannot swim
C                               G7          C
And I never will get to put my arms around him

F C F C F C C

C                                         F        C
There's a life across the river that was meant for me
C                                    G7
Instead I live my life in constant misery
C                                      F      C
There's a life across the river but I do not see
C                                   G7        C
Why I should please those who will never be pleased

F C F C F C C

Am                                    F         Am
There is gold across the river but I don't want none
                                      F         C
There is gold across the river but I don't want none
          Dm               F               C
Gold is fleeting, gold is fickle, gold is fun
          Dm               F               C
Gold is fleeting, gold is fickle, gold is fun
C                                     F          C
There is gold across the river but I don't want none
C                                    G7
I would rather be tried than held up by a golden gun
        C                     F                    C           
Saying work more, earn more, live more, have more fun
                              F                    C
Saying work more, earn more, live more, have more fun
                              F                    C
Saying work more, earn more, live more, have more fun
 
 
Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind Alas I Cannot Swim:

Laura Beatrice Marling (born 1 February 1990), is a folk-pop singer-songwriter from Reading, Berkshire, England.

Marling has toured with a number of well-known indie artists in the UK including Jamie T, who personally invited her on tour with him last year after he attended her second-ever gig.

She performed at the 2007 O2 Wireless Festival and also performed at the first Underage Music Festival in August 2007 at Victoria Park, East London.

Her debut single came out on WayOutWest Records, with a new single coming out soon on Virgin Records. She appeared on The Rakes track "Suspicious Eyes", from the band's second album Ten New Messages and Mystery Jets track "Young Love" released 10 March, 2008.[1] from their second album. She often collaborates with indie band Noah and the Whale, and Charlie Fink, lead singer of Noah and the Whale, produced her debut album Alas, I Cannot Swim.[2]

She recently appeared on Later with Jools Holland where she performed the song "New Romantic". Marling's debut album Alas, I Cannot Swim was released on February 4, 2008.

Despite playing sold-out venues over the past few months, Laura has spoken of how she still finds larger venues scary.[3]

Marling was once refused access to one of her own performances, for being underage. She instead chose to perform on the street.[4]

She is currently the supporting artist at the Adam Green concerts in Europe and in New York.[1][2]

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