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Hold Back The River
Hold Back The River â€" James Bay         Standard tuning         Capo 3
Intro not relative to capo

[Intro]

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------8~~--|
B|-6----8--10----13--15-----13--10----13--15-----13--10---10--10-8-------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------10--9-----|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5----7--8-----12--13-----12--8-----12--13-----12--8---8--8------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------8---8---8-----|


[Verse]

(Just play the intro riff here)
Bm7      D          G     D
Tried to keep you close to me,
    G       D        A
But life got in between
Bm7       D         G      D
Tried to square not being there
     G        D                A
But think that I should have been


[Chorus]

G
Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
G
Hold back the river so I
D
Can stop for a minute and see where you hide
D
Hold back the river, hold back


[Pre-verse]

e|--------------|
B|-6----8--10---|
G|--------------|
D|--------------|
A|-5----7--8----|
E|--------------|


[Verse]
(Just play the intro riff)

Bm7    D     G        D
Once upon a different life
    G       D                A
We rode our bikes into the sky
    Bm7      D      G        D
But now we crawl against the tide
      G       D                A
Those distant days are flashing by


[Chorus]

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

Hold back the river so I
D                         
Can stop for a minute and be by your side
                      A
Hold back the river, hold back
G
Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes

Hold back the river so I
D
Can stop for a minute and see where you hide
                      A
Hold back the river, hold back

Bm7  D    G   D
Ooh oho, oho, oho,
 G   D    A   
Oho, oho, ohooh 


[Bridge]

D                                     G
Lonely water, lonely water won't you let us wander
Em
Let us hold each other
D                                     G
Lonely water, lonely water won't you let us wander
Em
Let us hold each other


[Chorus]

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

Hold back the river so I
D                         
Can stop for a minute and be by your side
                      A
Hold back the river, hold back
G
Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes

Hold back the river so I
D
Can stop for a minute and be by your side
                      A
Hold back the river, ooh


[Bridge]

D                                     G
Lonely water, lonely water won't you let us wander
Em
Let us hold each other
D                                     G
Lonely water, lonely water won't you let us wander
Em
Let us hold each other


[Outro]

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6----8--10----13--15-----13--10----13--15-----13--10---10--10-8-------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5----7--8-----12--13-----12--8-----12--13-----12--8---8--8------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------8-------| 
 
 
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