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Miserys The River Of The World  Tom Waits

The [Fm]higher that the monkey can climb, the [Cm]more he shows his tail
Call [Fm]no man happy till he dies, there's no [Cm]milk at the bottom of the pail
[Dm]God builds a church, the devil builds a chapel

like the thistles that are growing on the trunk of a tree

All the good in the world you can put inside a thimble

And still have room for you and me
If there's [Fm]one thing you can say about mankind
There's [Dm]nothing kind about man
You can [Fm]drive out nature with a pitch fork
But it [Cm]always comes roaring back again
[Fm]Misery's the river of the world
Misery's the river of the world

Misery's the river of the world


[Fm]   [Cm]   [Fm]   [Cm]   [Fm]   [Cm]   [Fm]                   
The [Fm]higher that the monkey can climb, the [Cm]more he shows his tail
Call [Fm]no man happy till he dies, there's no [Cm]milk at the bottom of the pail
God [Dm]tempers all the ruins for the new shorn lands
The [Am]devil knows the Bible like the back of his hand
All the [Fm]good in the world you can put inside a thimble
And [Cm]still have room for [C7]you and me
If there's [Fm]one thing you can say about mankind
There's [Cm]nothing kind about man
You can [Dm]drive out nature with a pitch fork
But it [Cm]always comes roaring back again
For [Fm]want of a bird the sky was lost, for [Cm]want of a nail the shoe was lost
For [Fm]want of a life a life was lost for [Cm]want of a toy a [C7]child was lost
And [Fm]misery's the river of the world
[Cm]Misery's the river of the world
Everybody [Fm]row, everybody row
[Cm]Misery's the river of the word
[Fm]Misery's the river of the world
[Cm]Misery's the river of the world
Everybody [Fm]row, everybody row
Everybody [Cm]row, everybody row
[Fm]Misery's the river of the world
[Am]Misery's the river of the world
Everybody [Fm]row, everybody row
Everybody [Am]row, everybody row
Everybody [Fm]row
[Am]Misery's the river of the world
[Fm]Misery's the river of the world
[Am]Misery's the river of the world
[Fm]Misery's the river of the world
Everybody [Am]row, everybody
Fm Am Fm Am Fm (fades)
Everybody row

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