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WATERSHED  Indigo Girls

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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] [inD/C#]tro] [Em7/B] [Em7/B] [D] [D/C#] [Em7/B] [Em7/B]
Thought I knew my [D]mind[D/C#]      [Em7/B]    like the b[Em7/B]ack of my h[D]and[D/C#] [Em7/B] [Em7/B]
The gold and the rainbow, but nothing panned out as I planned
The gold and the r[D]ainbo[D/C#]w, but[Em7/B] nothing panned [Em7/B]out as I pl[C]ann[Em7/B]ed[A] [A]
They say only [D7]milk and h[D7sus4]oney's gonna[D7] make your s[D7sus4]oul satisf[G]ied[G/F#]
[E]  Well I better [E]learn how to sw[Gmaj7]im[Gmaj7]
'Cause the [Bb]crossing is [C]chilly and w[D]ide[D] [A7sus4] [A7]
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
And [Bb]feed[C] the hu[D]nger[D] [A7sus] [-] [A13sus] [A7sus] [-] [A13sus]
Up on the w[D]atersh[D]ed,[C/D] standing at the [C/D]fork in the [G]roa[G/F#]d
[A7]  You can [A#dim7]stand there and [Bm]agoni[Bm/A]ze
Gmaj7 E7/G# A7 A13 A7no3 A7no3
Till your agony's your heaviest load
You'll never fly as the cr[D]ow fl[D]ies, get u[C/D]sed to a[C/D] country m[G]ile[G/F#]
[E]  When you're [E]learning to [Gmaj7]face the [Gmaj7]path at your p[Bb6]ace, every [Bbmaj7]choice is
worth your [D]while[D] [A7sus] [A7]
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
worth your [D]while[D]
[Bm7(4]Stepping o[Bm7(4]n a crac[E7]k[E7]
[C(9]Breaking u[C(9]p  and [G] looking b[G]ack
Every [Bm7(4]tree limb over[Bm7(4]head just seems to [E7]sit and wa[E7]it
     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] [repD/C#]eat an[Em7/B]d fade,[Em7/B] 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, schneider@pobox.com

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