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Cuyahoga  R.E.M.

CUYAHOGA (Version 1)
There are two ways to play the intro riff. The more accurate way is to tune
your low E string down to D. If you want to be able to play normal chord
shapes, though, this way is better:
 
 G(3) --2------2----
 D(4) 0-----0-----0-
 A(5) --5-----5-5----- --2-------2----- --5-5---5-5-----
 E(6) 3-----3-----3--- 0-----0-------0- 3-----3-----3--- 

D G Em G (repeat throughout verse)
Let's put our heads together and start a new country up
Our father's father's father tried, erased the parts he didn't like
Let's try to fill it in, bank the quarry river, swim
We knee-skinned it you and me, we knee-skinned that river red
[Em]This is where we [Bm]walked, [Em]this is where we [F#m]swam
[Em]Take a picture he[Bm]re, [Em]take a souven[D]ir
D G Em G (repeat throughout verse)
This land is the land of ours, this river runs red over it
We knee-skinned it you and me, we knee-skinned that river red
And we gathered up our friends, bank the quarry river, swim
We knee-skinned it you and me, underneath the river bed
(see below...)
This is where we walked, this is where we swam
Take a picture here, take a souvenir
Cuyahoga D - Em -/G - Bm -/D D D D/ Asus4 A A2 A
 
 Cuyahoga, gone D - Em -/G - Bm -/D - Em -/G - - -

D G Em G (repeat throughout verse)
Let's put our heads together, start a new country up,
Underneath the river bed we burned the river down.
This is where they walked, swam, hunted, danced and sang,
Take a picture here, take a souvenir
Cuyahoga
Cuyahoga, gone
[Bm]Rewrite the book[F#m] and rule the page[G]s, saving face, secured in faith
[Bm]Bury, burn the wa[F#m]ste beh[G]ind you
(intro riff)
D G Em G (repeat throughout verse)
This land is the land of ours, this river runs red over it
We are not your allies, we can not defend
This is where they walked, this is where they swam
Take a picture here, take a souvenir
Cuyahoga D - Em -/G - Bm -/D D D D/ Asus4 A A2 A
 
 Cuyahoga, gone D - Em -/G - Bm -/D - Em -/G - - -

Cuyahoga D - Em -/G - Bm -/D D D D/ Asus4 A A2 A
 
 Cuyahoga, gone D - Em -/G - Bm -/D - Em -/G - - -

This is what to do for the "this is where we walked..." part:
[Em] [Bm] [Em] [F#m]  
 
 e(1) --just--jam----- 2-----2---------- --Em-again...--- 2-----2----------
 B(2) ------on-------- -----------3----- ---------------- -----------2-----
 G(3) --------Em------ -------------4--- ---------------- -------------2--- 

CUYAHOGA (Version 2)
DROP D (DADGBe)
/=slide
Intro:
[D] [G] [Em] [G]  
 
 e --------------------------------
 B --------------------------------
 G --------------------------------
 D --------------------------------
 A -0=-0=---5=-55---2=--2=--55-55--
 D 0--0--0=5--5--5s2--2=--25--5--5-
 1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-

[/] [/]  
Verse lick:
(damp 4th string runs with heel of picking hand)
[D] [G] [Em] [G]  
 
 e 2222=---3-----3---------------3-
 B 3333=---3---3---------------3---
 G 4442=---0------------2-0--------
 D 0000=4200-------2224=-4---------
 A 0000----x-------222-------------
 D 0000----3-------222-----3-------
 1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-

Let's put our . . .[/]
Let's try to . . .
Chorus Part A:
Em Bm Em F#m Em Bm Em D (BIG!)
 
 e -------2----2-0--------2----2----------2----2-0--------2--------
 B -------3---------------2------2--------3---------------3--------
 G -------4---------------2---------------4---------------2--------
 D -------4---------------2---------------4---------------0--------
 A 02=02002--------02=02004--------02=02002--------02=02000--------
 D 02=0200x--------02=02004--------02=02002--------02=02000--------
 1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-

This is where...
Verse = This land . . .
Verse = We gathered up . . .
Chorus Part A = This is where . . .
Chorus Part B: Aadd9
D Em G Bm D A A D Em G Bm D Em G (hold it)
 
 e 22--00--33--22--22-2-2-22-0000--22--00--33--22--22--00--33-------
 B 33--00--33--33--33-3-3-33-2202--33--00--33--33--33--00--33-------
 G 22--00--00--44--22-2-2-22-2222--22--00--00--44--22--00--00-------
 D 00--22--00--44--00-0-0-00-2222--00--22--00--44--00--22--00-------
 A 00--22--55--22------------0000--00--22--xx--22--00--22--55-------
 D 00--22--55--xx------------------00--22--55--xx--00--22--55-------
 -1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-

Cuyahoga . . .
Verse = Let's put . . .
Chorus A = This is where . . .
Chorus B = Cuyahoga . . .
Bridge: (remember G is 550033 low to high)
[Bm]Rew[/]ri[A]te[/] .[G] .[/] .[G] [/] [Bm]Bur[/]y [A]. [/]. [G].[/] [G]
Intro
Verse = This land is . . .
Chorus A = This is where . . .
Chorus B = Cuyahoga . . .
Last time through hold G an extra bar and finish with D
Lyrics:
Let's put our heads together and start a new country up
Our father's father's father tried, erased the parts he didn't like
Let's try to fill it in, bank the quarry river, swim
We knee-skinned it you and me, we knee-skinned that river red
This is where we walked, this is where we swam
Take a picture here, take a souvenir
This land is the land of ours, this river runs red over it
We knee-skinned it you and me, we knee-skinned that river red
And we gathered up our friends, bank the quarry river, swim
We knee-skinned it you and me, underneath the river bed
This is where we walked, this is where we swam
Take a picture here, take a souvenir
Cuyahoga
Cuyahoga, gone
Let's put our heads together, start a new country up,
Underneath the river bed we burned the river down.
This is where they walked, swam, hunted, danced and sang,
Take a picture here, take a souvenir
Cuyahoga
Cuyahoga, gone
Rewrite the book and rule the pages, saving face, secured in faith
Bury, burn the waste behind you
This land is the land of ours, this river runs red over it
We are not your allies, we can not defend
This is where they walked, this is where they swam
Take a picture here, take a souvenir
Cuyahoga
Cuyahoga, gone
Cuyahoga
Cuyahoga, gone

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