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Ripple Chords

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Ripple
Grateful Dead
American Beauty
 
Transcribed By: Matt Schultz
Tuning: Standard
 
 
[Intro]
 
e|--------------|-----------------|------------------------------|
B|--------------|---0---0---------|------------------------------|
G|--------------|-0---2---0-------|-----0--0h2-0-----0h2-0-------|
D|----------0---|------------0-2--|-0h2----------0-2-------0h2-0-|
A|-2---2--3-----|-----------------|------------------------------|
E|---3-------3--|-----------------|------------------------------|
 
e|-------------|--------------|---------------|---------------|
B|-------------|----0---0-----|-----0---0-1---|---------------|
G|-------------|--0---2---0---|-0h2----0----2-|------0-2-0----|
D|--------0----|------------2-|---------------|-0-2-----------|
A|-2--2-3------|--------------|---------------|---------------|
E|--3-------3--|--------------|---------------|---------------|
 
 
[Verse 1]
 
G                                     C
If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine
C                                        G
And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung
G                                        C
Would you hear my voice come through the music
C         G       D    C               G
Would you hold it near as it were your own?
 
 
[Verse 2]
 
G                                     C
It's a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken
C                             G
Perhaps they're better left unsung
G                          C
I don't know, don't really care
G            D     C           G
Let there be songs to fill the air
 
 
[Chorus]
 
Am              D
Ripple in still water
           G            C
When there is no pebble tossed
    A       D
Nor wind to blow 
 
 
[Verse 3]
               G                   C
Reach out your hand if your cup be empty
C                                G
If your cup is full may it be again
G                          C
Let it be known there is a fountain
G            D    C               G
That was not made by the hands of men 
 
 
Verse 4
G                          C
There is a road, no simple highway
C                                G
Between the dawn and the dark of night
G                        C
And if you go no one may follow
G            D   C          G
That path is for your steps alone
 
 
[Chorus]
 
Am              D
Ripple in still water
           G            C
When there is no pebble tossed
    A       D
Nor wind to blow 
 
 
[Verse 5]
 
        G                   C
You who choose to lead must follow
C                          G
But if you fall you fall alone
G                                 C
If you should stand then who's to guide you?
G             D   C                G
If I knew the way I would take you home
 
 
[Outro Verse]
 
           G                C
Lat da dat da, Lah da-ah da da, da
C                                G
La da da, la da, da da da-ah, da da
G                           C
Lat da dat da, Lah da-ah da da, da
G        D   C            G
La da da da, Lah da da da da
 
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