Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim chords


C F CThere's a house across the river but alas, I cannot swim
C G7And a garden of such beauty that the flowers seem to grin
C F CThere's a house across the river but alas, I cannot swim
C G7 CI'll live my life regretting that I never jumped in
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C F CThere's a boy across the river with short black curly hair
C G7He wants to be my lover and I want to be his peer
C F CThere's a boy across the river but alas, I cannot swim
C G7 CAnd I never will get to put my arms around him
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C F CThere's a life across the river that was meant for me
C G7Instead I live my life in constant misery
C F CThere's a life across the river but I do not see
C G7 CWhy I should please those who will never be pleased
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Am F AmThere is gold across the river but I don't want none
F CThere is gold across the river but I don't want none
Dm F CGold is fleeting, gold is fickle, gold is fun
Dm F CGold is fleeting, gold is fickle, gold is fun
C F CThere is gold across the river but I don't want none
C G7I 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 CSaying work more, earn more, live more, have more fun
F CSaying work more, earn more, live more, have more fun
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