River Waltz

Michael Timmins


3/4 time

[C] I'm going to find me a dying river
and strike a deal with her I'll say,
"I'll [F] fold you in two and I'll carry you away
to a [C] place where your headwaters will flow
clean through to your [G] mouth."
In [C] return I'll request a small sanctuary
by her [F] banks where we will live
with our small family
she will [C] water our garden
and clean the dirt from our [G] skin.
As the world [F] clamours at our door
we will [G] dance and not let them [C] in.

And if [C] one day we wake up to a bed dry as a bone
[F] find our river stolen find our sanctuary gone
we will [C] stand and take stock and be grateful
for what we've not [G] lost.
We will [C] pack up our bags, pack our small family
[F] head across the valley to where the aspen trees
[C] shiver as they ascend -
the green hills rising to [G] blue.
At the [F] edge of the chopping we will [G] turn
and bid fond [C] "adieu."

[F] All that I know to be [C] true
is the touch of your [G] hand on my skin.
[F] One look from you can so [C] easily soothe
all this [G] turmoil within.
As we [Dm] dance cheek to cheek
with our [Am] feet so completely [C]
locked in a time all our [G] own.
[Dm] I stop to speak
but [Am] you gently keep me
[C] moving in time to the [G] song.
And in a [F] voice that is [C] sloppy with [G] gin
you say, "let the world [C] spin."

I'm going to find me a dying river
and strike a deal with her I'll say,
"I'll [F] fold you in two and I'll carry you away
to a [C] place where your headwaters will flow
clean through to your [G] mouth."
In [C] return I'll request a small sanctuary
by her [F] banks where we will live
with our small family
she will [C] water our garden
and clean the dirt from our [G] skin.
As the world [F] clamours at our door
we will [G] dance and not let them [C] in.

[F] [G] [C] (this last C turns into 4/4 time and starts the opening of Bea's Song


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