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River Town

Performed By: LIVE
From the Album: "Birds of Pray"
Lyrics & Music Written By: Edward Kowalczyk

Comments, questions, corrections, requests welcome


Eb(D#) Tuning (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb eb) Low to High
              (D# G# C# F# A# d#) Low to High


Chords used in order of appearence
(Low to High):

C     | x 3 5 5 5 x

C5    | x 3 5 5 x x

A#5   | 6 8 8 x x x
*A#5  | x 1 3 3 x x

D5    | x 5 7 7 x x

G5    | 3 5 5 x x x

A5    | x 0 2 2 x x
*A5   | 5 7 7 x x x

Intro:

eb|--------------------|
Bb|--------3-----------|
Gb|-----2--------0--0--|
Db|--0-----------------|
Ab|-----------3--------|
Eb|--------------------|

(Repeat four times into verse 1)


Verse 1
Note: Intro part is played over verse until chord change
      Listen to the recording to get how its played


And from a tiny river town you came
With Mama's rockstar dreams in tow and Daddy's brains
But the rats they fought you, oh yeah, tooth and nail
With the way they rig this game, you had to fail

C5
    But that's all behind you now, boy


Pre-verse:
Note: Guitar 1 plays Intro part into verse 2
      Guitar 2 plays the following part into verse 2

eb|----5------------|
Bb|------6-5--6--5--|
Gb|--7--------------|
Db|-----------------|
Ab|-----------------|
Eb|-----------------|

(Repeat twice into verse 2)


Verse 2:
Note: Pre-verse part is played over verse 2 until chord change
      Listen to the recording to get how its played


And from a tiny river town you came
With nothin' up your sleeve but a dirty forearm and an ace
They drugged you through that slaughterhouse at will

C    
    You were the soldier without a kill

A#5
    You were the soldier without a kill


Chorus 1:
(Split into 2 parts. Part one is guitar 1 playing power chords
                     Part two is guitar 2 playing a lead part)


Part 1:

D5     C5      G5    C5(slide up to)   D5
Ohh... Ohh...  Oh... Who's gonna save your...

D5     C5      G5    C5(slide up to)   D5
Soul................ Who's gonna make your...

D5    C5   G5
Heart beat again?


Part 2:
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eb|---------------------------------------------------------
Bb|---------------------------------------------------------
Gb|--7--7--9--10--9--7--------------------------------------
Db|---------------------10--7--10--7~~~~--------------------
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------
    Soul                                   Who's gonna make your...
                                 
                                 *
eb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------10~~~~\\\\------------------|
Gb|--7--7--9--10--9--7--------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------10--12------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------|
    Heart     beat        again?

(* Hold this note into Verse 3)


Verse 3:
Note: Intro part is played over verse 3 until change to Pre-verse part
      Listen to the recording to get how its played


And from a tiny river town you came
Across the Rocky Mountains all in search of better days

(pre-verse)
   But paradise took you out and left the bill

C    
    You were the healer without the thrill

A#5
    You were the ecstasy without the pill


(Repeat Chorus 1)


Bridge:
Note: A muted harmonic is played once on each G5*
      Listen to the recording for the strumming patten of each chord


*A#5             F5            F5 (slide up to) G5  F5 G5*
    Who's gonna light up your dark?

*A#5            F5       F5 (slide up to) G5  F5 G5*
   Who's gonna save your soul?

*A#5            F5
    Who's gonna be there?

*A#5            F5            A5
    Who's gonna light up your dark?


Verse 4:
Note: Intro part is played over verse 3 until change to Pre-verse part
      Listen to the recording to get how its played


And from a tiny river town you came
With Momma's rockstar dreams in tow and Daddy's brains

(pre-verse)
You'd better turn back before the frost sets in

C
    These desert nights are for weathered men

A#5
    The ones who've already given in


(Repeat Chorus 1 w/add on)


Chorus add on:
(Split into 2 parts. Part one is guitar 1 playing power chords
                     Part two is guitar 2 playing a lead part)


Part 1:

C5(slide up to)   D5
Who's gonna save your...

D5     C5      G5    
Soul................ 


Part 2:

eb|---------------------------------------------------------
Bb|---------------------------------------------------------
Gb|--7--7--9--10--9--7--------------------------------------
Db|---------------------10--7--10--7~~~~--------------------
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------
    Soul


Outro:
(Listen to recording for strumming pattern)


F5                G5  *A5 (slide down)
Now that you've given in

F5                G5  *A5 (slide down)
Now that you've given in

F5                G5 
Now that you've given in


END ON
Note: Hold chord then slide down abruptly

eb|---------|
Bb|---------|
Gb|--7\\\\--|
Db|--7\\\\--|
Ab|--5\\\\--|
Eb|---------|



END
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