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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
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, [email protected]




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