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Indigo Girls - Watershed tab

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WATERSHED (Emily Saliers)
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[Emily fingerpicks most of the song except for the bridge and possibly the
 last chorus; her guitar has the low E tuned down to D.  Amy strums all the
 chords, and I don't know if her guitar has the low E tuned down.]
[Do NOT rely on the chord names in the verse and chorus; refer to the tabla-
 ture for fingerings.  The strummed chords in the bridge are: Bm7(4)=x20230;
 E7=x20130; C(9)=x32033; G=x20033; A7=x02020; A7sus4=x02030.]
[As written, each chord is half a measure, except pairs of chords joined by
 hyphens are a half-measure _total_.]

D  D/C#  Em7/B  Em7/B    D  D/C#  Em7/B  Em7/B
[intro]

                  D   D/C#  Em7/B         Em7/B      D  D/C#  Em7/B  Em7/B
Thought I knew my mind          like the back of my hand

The gold and the rainbow, but nothing panned out as I planned
                  D    D/C#  Em7/B           Em7/B      C  Em7/B  A  A
The gold and the rainbow, but nothing panned out as I planned
              D7        D7sus4      D7          D7sus4    G   G/F#
They say only milk and honey's gonna make your soul satisfied
E               E              Gmaj7  Gmaj7
  Well I better learn how to swim
           Bb          C           D   D  A7sus4  A7
'Cause the crossing is chilly and wide

Twisted guardrail on the highway, broken glass on the cement
The ghost of someone's tragedy, how recklessly my time has been spent
They say that it's never too late, you don't get any younger
Well I better learn how to starve the emptiness
    Bb  C      D   D   A7sus - A13sus  A7sus - A13sus
And feed the hunger

           D     D  C/D              C/D         G  G/F#
Up on the watershed, standing at the fork in the road
A7        A#dim7          Bm   Bm/A
  You can stand there and agonize
          Gmaj7        E7/G#    A7   A13  A7no3  A7no3
Till your agony's your heaviest load
                          D    D         C/D     C/D       G   G/F#
You'll never fly as the crow flies, get used to a country mile
E             E           Gmaj7    Gmaj7         Bb6        Bbmaj7
  When you're learning to face the path at your pace, every choice is
           D     D   A7sus  A7
worth your while

And there's always retrospect to light a clearer path
Every five years/days or so I look back on my life and I have a good laugh
You start at the top, go full circle round, catch a breeze, take a spill
But ending up where I started again makes me wanna stand still

Up on the watershed, standing at the fork in the road
You can stand there and agonize, till your agony's your heaviest load
You'll never fly as the crow flies, get used to a country mile
When you're learning to face the path at your pace, every choice is
           D     D
worth your while

Bm7(4)    Bm7(4)  E7  E7
Stepping on a crack
C(9)      C(9)   G         G
Breaking up  and  looking back
      Bm7           Bm7                E7        E7 
Every tree limb overhead just seems to sit and wait
     C(9)           C(9)           G         A7   A7sus4  A7 [stop]
Till every step you take becomes a twist of fate

Up on the watershed, standing at the fork in the road
You can stand there and agonize, till your agony's your heaviest load
You'll never fly as the crow flies, get used to a country mile
When you're learning to face the path at your pace, every choice is
   worth your while

Up on the watershed, standing at the fork in the road
You can stand there and agonize, till your agony's your heaviest load
You'll never fly as the crow flies, get used to a country mile
When you're learning to face the path at your pace, every choice is
   worth your while

D   D/C#  Em7/B  Em7/B
[repeat and fade, same as intro]



TAB:

= is a hammer-on; ~ is a bend.

INTRO (and outro):

  D               D/C#             Em7/B
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B ----------3---------------3-----|----------3---------------3-----|
G ------2---------------2-------2-|------0-------0-------0---------|
D ----0-------0-------0-------0---|----0-------0-------0-----------|
A ----------------0=4-------------|0=2-----2-------0=2-----2-------|
D 0-------0---------------0-------|----------------------------3~--|

  D               D/C#             Em7/B
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B ----------3---------------3-----|----------3---------------3-----|
G ------2-------2-------2-------2-|------0-------0-------0-------0-|
D ----0-------0-------0-------0---|----0-------0-------0-------0---|
A ----------------0=4-----4-------|0=2-----2-------0=2-----2-------|
D 0-------0-----------------------|--------------------------------|
                                                    Thought I knew my

VERSE:

  D               D/C#             Em7/B
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B ----------3---------------3-----|----------3---------------3-----|
G ------2-------2-------2-------2-|------0-------0-------0-------0-|
D ----0-------0-------0-------0---|----0-------0-------0-------0---|
A ----------------0=4-----4-------|0=2-----2-------0=2-----2-------|
D 0-------0-----------------------|--------------------------------|
  mind                                         like the back of my

  D               D/C#             Em7/B
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B ----------3---------------3-----|----------3---------------3-----|
G ------2-------2-------2-------2-|------0-------0-------0-------0-|
D ----0-------0-------0-------0---|----0-------0-------0-------0---|
A ----------------0=4-----4-------|0=2-----2-------0=2-----2-------|
D 0-------0-----------------------|--------------------------------|
  hand                                         The  gold  and  the

  D               D/C#             Em7/B
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B ----------3---------------3-----|----------3---------------3-----|
G ------2-------2-------2-------2-|------0-------0-------0-------0-|
D ----0-------0-------0-------0---|----0-------0-------0-------0---|
A ----------------0=4-----4-------|0=2-----2-------0=2-----2-------|
D 0-------0-----------------------|--------------------------------|
  rain      -     bow,        but  nothing   panned   out   as   I'd 
[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/i/indigo-girls/8743.html ]
  C               Em7/B            A
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B ----------1---------------3-----|--2-------2---------------2-----|
G ------0-------0-------0-------0-|------2-------2-------2-------2-|
D ----2-------2-------0-------0---|----2-------2-------2-------2---|
A 3-------3-------2-------2-------|0-------0-------0-------0-------|
D --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  planned                                     They say   only 

  D7              D7sus4           D7              D7sus4
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|[These can
B ----------7-----7=8-------8-----|7---------7-----7=8-------8-----| also be
G ------5---------------5---------|------5---------------5---------| played
D ----7-------7-------7-------7---|----7-------7-------7-------7---| xx0212 &
A 5-------5-------5-------5-------|5-------5-------5-------5-------| xx0213!]
D --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  milk    and   honey's  gonna         make  your   soul   satis -

  G               G/F#             E
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B ----------3---------------3-----|----------0-------0-------0-----|
G ------0-------0-------0-------0-|------1-------1-------1---------|
D ----0-------0-------0-------0---|----2-------2-------2-------2---|
A --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D 5-------5-------4-------4-------|2-------2-------2-------2-------|
 -fied                                    Well I better learn how to

  Gmaj7                            Bb              C
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B ----------3-------3-------3-----|----------3-------5-------5-----|
G ------0-------0-------0---------|------3-------3-------5-------5-|
D ----4-------4-------4-------4---|----3-------3-------5-------5---|
A --------------------------------|1-------1-------3-------3-------|
D 5-------5-------5-------5-------|--------------------------------|
  swim                  'cause the crossing   is   chilly  and   wide

  D                                A7sus4          A7
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B ----------3-----------3---------|----------3-----2---------------|
G ------2-------020-----------0---|------0---------0---------------|
D ----0-------0-------4-----4-----|----2-------2---2---------------|
A --------------------------------|0-------0-------0---------------|
D 0-------0-----------------------|--------------------------------|
(...wide)

[First verse is the same, but ends with A7sus A13sus A7sus A13sus,
 strummed: x02033 x02032 x02030 x02032]

CHORUS:

  D                                C/D
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B ----------3-------3-------3-----|0=1-------1-------1-------1-----|
G ------2-------2-------2-------2-|------0-------0-------0-------0-|
D ----0-------0-------0-------0---|----0-------0-------0-------0---|
A --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D 0-------0-------0-------0-------|0-------0-------0-------0-------|
...watershed,                           standing at the fork in the

  G               G/F#             A7              A#dim7
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B ----------3-------3-------3-----|----------2---------------2-----|
G ------0-------0-------0-------0-|------0-------0-------0-------0-|
D ----0-------0-------0-------0---|----2-------2-------2-------2---|
A --------------------------------|0-------0-------1-------1-------|
D 5-------5-------4-------4-------|--------------------------------|
  road                                     You can stand there and

  Bm              Bm/A             Gmaj7           E7/G#
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B ----------3-------3-------3-----|----------0---------------0-----|
G ------4-------4-------4-------4-|------0-------0-------7-------7-|
D ----4-------4-------4-------4---|----4-------4-------6-------6---|
A 2-------2-------0-------0-------|--------------------------------|
D --------------------------------|5-------5-------6-------6-------|
  agonize                till your agony's  your   heav   -   iest

  A7              A13              A7no3
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B --2-------2-------3-------3-----|--5-------5-------5-------5-----|
G ------0-------0-------0-------0-|------0-------0-------0-------0-|
D ----2-------2-------4-------4---|----5-------5-------5-------5---|
A 0-------0-------0-------0-------|0-------0-------0-------0-------|
D --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  load                                      You'll never fly as the

  D                                C/D
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B ----------3-------3-------3-----(0)1-------1-------1-------1-----|
G ------2-------2-------2-------2-|------0-------0-------0-------0-|
D ----0-------0-------0-------0---|----0-------0-------0-------0---|
A --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D 0-------0-------0-------0-------|0-------0-------0-------0-------|
  crow          flies,     get   used     to   a   country     mile

  G               G/F#             E
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B ----------3---------------3-----|----------0-------0-------0-----|
G ------0-------0-------0-------0-|------1-------1-------1---------|
D ----0-------0-------0-------0---|----2-------2-------2-------2---|
A --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D 5-------5-------4-------4-------|2-------2-------2-------2-------|
(...mile)                                    When you're learning to

  Gmaj7                            Bb6             Bbmaj7
E --------------------------------|----------3-----5---------5-----|
B ----------3-------3-------3-----|------3---------------3---------|
G ------0-------0-------0---------|----3-------3-------3-------3---|
D ----4-------4-------4-------4---|3-------3-------3-------3-------|
A --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D 5-------5-------5-------5-------|--------------------------------|
  face          the path at your pace,    every choice is worth your

  D                                A7sus4          A7
E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B ----------3-----------3---------|----------3-----2---------------|
G ------2---------020---------0---|------0---------0---------------|
D ----0-------0-------4-----4-----|----2-------2---2---------------|
A --------------------------------|0-------0-------0---------------|
D 0-------0---------------0-------|--------------------------------|
  while                                             And there's always...



- Adam Schneider, schneider@pobox.com

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