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The Ocean  Dar Williams

СAPO: 2nd Fret
When I [F]went to your town on the [Dm]wide open shore
Oh, I must con[G]fess, I was drawn, I was [C]drawn to the [F]ocean
I [C]thought it spoke [Dm]to me, it said,
"Look at [G]us, we're not [Am]churches, not [F]schools,
Not [G]skating ponds, [Am]swimming pools,[F]
And we have lost people, [Dm]haven't we though?"
Oh, [G]that's what the ocean can [C]know of a body
And [F]that's when I came back to [G]town
This town is a song about [Em]you
[F]You don't know [G]how [Am]lucky you [F]are
[G]You don't know [Am]how [F]much I a[G]dore you
[Am]You are the [F]welcoming [G]back from the [Dm]ocean[G] [C]
I went back to the [Dm]ocean today
With my [G]books and my papers, I [C]went to the rocks by the [F]ocean
But the [C]weather changed [Dm]quickly
Oh, the [G]ocean said, "What are you [Am]trying to [F]find,
I don't [G]care, I'm not k[Am]ind, I have [F]bludgeoned your sailors,
I've [Dm]spat out their keepsakes"
Oh, it's [G]ashes to ashes, but [C]always the ocean
But the [F]ocean can't come to this [G]town
This town is a song about [Em]you
[F]You don't know [G]how [Am]lucky you [F]are
[G]You don't know [Am]how [F]much I a[G]dore you
[Am]You are the [F]welcoming [G]back from the [Dm]ocean[G] [C]
La la lee la la, le la la le la la la (3x) la
And the [F]ones that can know you so [G]well
Are the ones that can swallow you [Em]whole
[F]I have a [G]good and [Am]I have an [F]evil
[G]I thought the [Am]ocean, the [F]ocean thought [G]nothing
[Am]You are the [F]welcoming [G]back from the [Dm]ocean[G] [C] [F]
I didn't [Am]go back to[Dm]day
I [G]wanted to show you that [C]I was more land than [F]water
I [Am]went to pick [Dm]flowers
I [G]brought them to you, look at [Am]me, look at [F]them
With their [G]salt up the [Am]stem, but you [F]frowned
When I smiled and I [Dm]tried to arrange them
You [G]said, "Let me tell you the [C]song of this town"
You said, "[F]Everything closes at [G]five.
After that, well, you just got the [Em]bars."
"[F]You don't know [G]how [Am]precious you [F]are
[G]Walking a[Am]round with your [F]little shoes [G]dangling
[Am]I am the [F]one who [G]lives with the [Dm]ocean.
"It's where we [G]came from, you know."
"And sometimes I just want to go [Em]back.
[F]After a [G]day, we'll [Am]drink 'til we're [F]drowning
[G]Walk to the [Am]ocean, wade [F]in with our [G]work-boots
[Am]Wade in our [F]work-boots, try to [G]finish the [C]job."
"[F]You don't know [G]how [Am]precious you [F]are
[G]I am the [Am]one who [F]lives with the [G]ocean
[Am]You don't know [F]how, I am the [Am]one
[F]You don't know [G]how, [Am]I am the [Dm]one"
INTERLUDE: (## repeat about 15x - fade to end ##)
[F]La la lee la la, le [G]la la le [Am]la la la

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