Alas I Cannot Swim

Laura Marling

 GCG
 there's a house over the river but alas i cannot swim
 GD
 and a garden of such beauty that the flowers seem to grin
 GCG
 there's a house over the river but alas i cannot swim
 GDG
 ill live my life regretting that i never jumped in

 CGCGCGG
 GCG
 there's a boy over the river with short black curly hair
 GD
 he wants to be my lover and i want to be his peer
 GCG
 there's a boy over the river but alas i cannot swim
 GDG
 i never will get to put my arms around him        

 CGCGCGG
 GCG
 there's a life up by the river that was meant for me
 GD
 instead i live my life in constant misery
 GCG
 there's a life across the river but i do not see
 GDG
 why i should please those who'll never be pleased

 CGCGCGG
 EmCEm
 there is gold across the river but i dont want none
 EmCG
 there is gold across the river but i dont want none
 EmCG
 gold is fleeting, gold is fickle, gold is fun
 EmDG
 gold is fleeting, gold is fickle, gold is fun
 GCG
 there is gold across the river but i dont want none
 GC
 i would rather be driving being held up by a golden gun
 GGCG
 saying work more, earn more, live more, have more fun
 GGCG
 saying work more, earn more, live more, have more fun
 GGCG
 saying work more, earn more, live more, have more fun

To end the song strum each chords once in this order: GGCG


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