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Keeper of the Mountain  The Flatlanders

Intro
(The intro is 2 bars: the B7 chord is played for only one beat at the end of bar 1.)
(Bar 2 is a 1 strum cut. Variations of this pattern are repeated throughout the song.)
[E] [B7] [E]  
Verse 1
I remember y[E]ou? [A] a-telling[E] me?[C#m]
Don't clutch a [G#m]rose?, [A] don't mourn the s[B]unset?.[B]
And I supp[E]ose if I h[A]ear? the river [E]moaning?
It's j[A]ust the way I'm f[E]eeling,?
The [A]river's not comp[E]laining oh [A]no, oh no no [E]no?[E]
Verse 2
And the very next d[E]ay[A]
we woke bef[E]ore the dawn?.[C#m]
We found our way?[G#m] [A]
By the rambling [B]river?.[B]
And we had no d[E]ream?[A]
We just l[E]ived one?
[A]I the keeper of the m[E]ountain?
y[A]ou the morning f[E]lower, uh-h[A]uh, uh-huh uh-h[E]uh?[(A)] [E]
Chorus
There was no [F#m]reason to [B7]go?
And I [E]never claimed to k[A]now?
And t[E]hese (and t[A]hese)?
these ain't t[E]eardrops (these ain't t[A]eardrops)?
That ain't the r[E]iver (ain't the r[A]iver)?
Just a m[E]oaning (just a moaning)?
The [A]river's not comp[E]laining oh [A]no, oh no oh [E]no.?[(A)] [E]
Verse 3
When I spoke big w[E]ords,?[A]
you just let them f[E]ly away,?[C#m]
blue paper [G#m]birds? [A] on a summer's [B]day?.[B]
And I took you [E]by the hand,?
K[A]new that you would u[E]nderstand,?
[A]I the keeper of the m[E]ountain,?
Y[A]ou the mornin' fl[E]ower, uh-h[A]uh, uh-huh uh-h[E]uh.?[E]
Chorus
There was no [F#m]reason to [B7]go?
And I [E]never claimed to k[A]now?
And t[E]hese (and t[A]hese)?
these ain't t[E]eardrops (these ain't t[A]eardrops)?
That ain't the r[E]iver (ain't the r[A]iver)?
Just a m[E]oaning (it's a moaning)?
The [A]river's not comp[E]laining oh [A]no, oh no oh [E]no.?[(A)] [E]

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