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To Love Is To Bury  Cowboy Junkies

I bur[G]ied him down by the r[Am]iver
Cause t[C]hat's where he [C]lik[Em]ed [Am]to b[G]e
And e[G]very night when the m[Am]oon is high
I [C]go there and[C] we[Em]ep o[Am]penl[G]y
H[D]e and I were m[Am]arried
By this ri[C]ver 'neath this w[Em]illow tr[G]ee
And with G[D]od and friends wit[Am]nessing it
He pl[C]edged his [Am]life to me[G]
To me he was Earth
And I rooted in his soil
I to he was Sky vast and free
Of the burdens from which he toiled
Then one night a terrible fight
Words spoken better left unsaid
With his wedding vows ringing in my ears
He gave his life to me
They say to love is to bury
Those demons from which we all hide
But tonight by this river 'neath this willow tree
Becoming one of Earth and Sky
Da da da, da da da, da da da, etc...
Notes:
On that C/Em/Am/G thing that's all in one measure ("where he
liked to be"), I think it might just be a pair of C chords,
and I'm just hearing a walkdown from C down to G in the bass,
in other words:
C Em? Am? G
A ---3----2----0---------
E -------------------3---

On some of the Am's, I like to pick up my finger off of the
D string and put it right back down, again, something that I
don't think Michael's actually playing, but something that I
think sounds sort of cool in there. I picked up this trick
from REM's "Swan Swan H." (in 3/4 time -- maybe that's why I
think it sounds good).
Andrew Fung
afung@po.eecs.berkeley.edu

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