Song: Hold Back The River

Band: James Bay
Composed By: Adam Mitchell, David Antony Clark, Marti Pellow, Tom Cunningham

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Tabbed by Kwint and Troy.




    

Artist : James Bay
Song   : Hold Back The River
Album  : Chaos And The Calm [2015]


James Bay plays this song in a D tuning.
But I transposed it to the STANDARD TUNING.



    


INTRO/VERSE:

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------8~~--|
B|-6----8--10----13--15-----13--10----13--15-----13--10----10--8---6--5-------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5----7--8-----12--13-----12--8-----12--13-----12--8-----8---7---7--7-------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


VERSE: (I added the chords, but he just plays the intro riff again)
Dm7      F          A#     F
Tried to keep you close to me,
    A#       F        C
But life got in between
Dm7       F         A#      F
Tried to square not being there
     A#        F                C
But think that I should have been


CHORUS:
A#
Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
A#
Hold back the river so I
F
Can stop for a minute and see where you hide
F
Hold back the river, hold back


VERSE:
Dm7    F     A#        F
Once upon a different life
    A#       F                C
We rode our bikes into the sky
    Dm7      F      A#        F
But now we crawl against the tide
      A#       F                C
Those distant days are flashing by


CHORUS:
A#
Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes

Hold back the river so I
F                         
Can stop for a minute and be by your side
                      C
Hold back the river, hold back
A#
Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes

Hold back the river so I
F
Can stop for a minute and see where you hide
                      C
Hold back the river, hold back

Dm7  F    A#   F
Ooh oho, oho, oho,
 A#   F    C   
Oho, oho, ohooh


BRIDGE:
F                                     A#
Lonely water, lonely water won't you let us wander
Gm
Let us hold each other
F                                     A#
Lonely water, lonely water won't you let us wander
Gm
Let us hold each other

CHORUS:
A#
Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes

Hold back the river so I
F                         
Can stop for a minute and be by your side
                      C
Hold back the river, hold back
A#
Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes

Hold back the river so I
F
Can stop for a minute and be by your side
                      C
Hold back the river, ooh


BRIDGE:
F                                     A#
Lonely water, lonely water won't you let us wander
Gm
Let us hold each other
F                                     A#
Lonely water, lonely water won't you let us wander
Gm
Let us hold each other


OUTRO:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6----8--10----13--15-----13--10----13--15-----13--10----10--8--8~~--|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5----7--8-----12--13-----12--8-----12--13-----12--8-----8---7-------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|


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  • Hold Back the River

    Label: Universal Records / Virgin Song Duration on Album: 4:00

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