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PAPER RAFT

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


* = chord has no 3rd         ** = chord has added 9th, and no 3rd



        INTRO:  Em7(add6)/F# - G6 - E*


                Em7(add6)/F#  G6      E*
            I.  I             sailed upon the water
                Em7(add6)/F#  G6     E*
                a             vessel battle worn.
                Em7(add6)/F#  G6     E*
                we            were a son and daughter,
                Em7(add6)/F#  G6              E*
                a             veteran and his whore.
                B** - C** - A**
                            I saw it there:
                B** - C** - A**
                            truth, truth.
                B** - C** - A**
                            I lost it there:
                B** - C** - A**    G      E  G    A**   G   E   G
                            youth, youth, youth...


                Em7(add6)/F#  G6          E*
           II.  grey          clouds like sails above me,
                Em7(add6)/F#  G6      E*
                a             mast of lightning struck:
                Em7(add6)/F#  G6          E*
                sun           bright'ning ammo thunders.
                Em7(add6)/F#  G6           E*
                rain          rises, gone amok.
                B** - C** - A**
                            I lost it then:
                B** - C** - A**
                            hope, hope.
                B** - C** - A**
                            I caught it then:
                B** - C** - A**   G     E  G    A**   G   E   G
                            rope, rope, rope...


                A         C                A   G
       BRIDGE:  hard wood splits in half,
                   A             C          G   Bm
                in thirds and in splinters,
                       A        E
                like a stubborn silence
                   G            D
                in shattered isolation
                      E        G        E   D
                of consecutive winters,
                      E        G        E   D
                consecutive winters,
                      E        G
                consecutive winters.


                /// REPEAT INTRO TWICE ///


                B** - C** - A**
       ENDING:              a paper raft
                B** - C** - A**
                            held me.
                B** - C** - A**
                            a breaker laughed:
                B** - C** - A**   G    E   G    A**   G   E   G
                            "see! see! see!"

                A           C              A   G
                hard hearts break in half.
                A           C              A   G
                hard hearts break in half.
                E           G              E   D
                hard hearts break in half.
                E           G
                hard hearts break in half.


                /// REPEAT INTRO TWICE (slow to stop) ///

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