Decemberists - Down By The Water Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
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D/F

variations
         
         
         
         
         
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No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

Em |0-2-2-0-0-0|

G |3-2-0-0-0-3|

D |x-x-0-2-3-2| or D/F |2-x-0-2-3-2| C |x-3-2-0-1-0| or C/G |3-3-2-0-1-0| The inverted chords are to taste. They fit (obviously) within the song's progression, and you can add them if you want to. I play the F# in the D major chord (really it's just a triad with doubled notes) with my thumb. I'm taking the lyrics from the unregistered chord sheet on this site for ease of use, but I'm changing the chords since, well, they were wrong. (Note on the intro, I made it like a lead sheet you'd see in a jazz band: The upward line is a bar line, the slashes are the same chords based on rhythm/spacing. The Em is played in the same rhythm as the chords before it, but the D major chord is played as two staccato quarter notes; you'll hear it in the song) Lines in parentheses are words I can't quite make out.

Intro

C Em C Em D

Verse

EmSee this ancient Griverbed DSee where all the Cfollies led EmDown by the water, (and) dDown by the old mainEm drag EmI was just someG towhead teen DFeelin' 'round for fingeCrs to get in-between EmDown by the water, doDwn by the old mainEm drag

Prechorus

EmThe season Drubs me Emwrong EmThe summerD swellsC anon

Chorus

EmSo knock me down,G tear me up DBut I would bear it all broken justC to fill my cup EmDown by the water andD down by the old mEmain drag

Break

C Em C Em D

Verse

EmSweet decsend this Grabble 'round the Dpretty little patter ofC a seaport town EmRolling in the water and rDolling down the old maiEmn drag EmAll dolled up inG gabardine DThe lash-flashing Leda of Cpier nineteen EmQueen of the water andD queen of the old mEmain drag

Prechorus

EmThe seasonD rubs me Emwrong EmThe summerD swellsC anon

Chorus

EmSo knock me down,G tear me up DBut I would bear it all broken justC to fill my cup EmDown by the water andD down by the old mEmain drag BREAK/SOLOS

C Em C Em D

Em G D C Em D

Prechorus

EmThe seasonD rubs me Emwrong EmThe summerD swellsC anon

Chorus

EmSo knock me down,G tear me up DBut I would bear it all broken justC to fill my cup EmDown by the water andD down by the old mEmain drag OUTRO/CODA EmDown by the water andD down by the old mEmain drag EmDown by the water andD down by the old mEmain drag Well, that's their latest song! Like I said, totally blew me away, hope you guys have fun with it.