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_.]

 DinD/C#D/C#Em7/BEm7/BDEm7/BEm7/B
  tro]       
 DD/C#Em7/BEm7/BDD/C#Em7/BEm7/B
Thought I knew my mind          like the back of my hand   
The gold and the rainbow, but nothing panned out as I planned
 DD/C#Em7/BEm7/BCEm7/BAA
The gold and the rainbow, but nothing panned out as I planned  
 D7D7sus4D7D7sus4GG/F#
They say only milk and honey's gonna make your soul satisfied 
 EEGmaj7Gmaj7
   Well I better learn how to swim 
 BbCDDA7sus4A7
'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
 BbCDDA7sus-A13susA7sus-A13sus
And feed the hunger       
 DDC/DC/DGG/F#
Up on the watershed, standing at the fork in the road
 A7A#dim7BmBm/A
   You can stand there and agonize
Gmaj7 E7/G# A7 A13 A7no3 A7no3
Till your agony's your heaviest load
 DDC/DC/DGG/F#
You'll never fly as the crow flies, get used to a country mile 
 EEGmaj7Gmaj7Bb6Bbmaj7
   When you're learning to face the path at your pace, every choice is
 DDA7susA7
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
 DD
worth your while 
 Bm7(4Bm7(4E7E7
 Stepping on a crack 
 C(9C(9GG
 Breaking up  and  looking back
 Bm7(4Bm7(4E7E7
Every tree limb overhead just seems to sit and wait
 stop
     C(9)           C(9)           G         A7   A7sus4  A7  
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
 DrepD/C#Em7/BEm7/B
  eat and fade, same as intro]
TAB:
= is a hammer-on; ~ is a bend.
INTRO (and outro):
 DD/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~--|

 DD/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:
 DD/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
 DD/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
 DD/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
 CEm7/BA
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
 D7D7sus4D7D7sus4
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 -
 GG/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
 Gmaj7BbC
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
 DA7sus4A7
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:
 DC/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
 GG/F#A7A#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
 BmBm/AGmaj7E7/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
 DC/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
 GG/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
 Gmaj7Bb6Bbmaj7
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
 DA7sus4A7
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


A A#dim7 A7 A7sus A7sus4 Bb Bb6 Bbmaj7 Bm Bm/A C C/D D D/C# D7 D7sus4 E E7 E7/G# Em7/B G G/F# Gmaj7
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