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"Poughkeepsie" by Over the Rhine
From the album "Good Dog Bad Dog"
Words and Music By Karin Bergquist
Copyright  1996 Over The Rhine/Scampering Songs Publishing (ASCAP)
http://www.overtherhine.com
Transcribed by T-rev http://www.t-rev.net


Capo 1.  Slow with alternating bass and strum.  In 4/4 time with
several 2/4 measures.  Every verse (and chorus) is not the same; some
of the 2/4 measures--as notated by asterisks--are skipped sometimes.
It's a bit random.  There are a couple of 2/4 measures in the chorus
that are without askerisks because they are there each time through.

320033  G
x32033  Cadd9
xx0232  D (with brief Dsus4 xx0233 on up-strum)

VERSE:
|G   .  |C   .  |G   .  |.   D  |*  |
|G   .  |C   .  |G   .  |D   G  |*  |

CHORUS:
|D   .  |C   G  |D   .  |C   G  |*  |
|G   .  |.   C  |.  |
|G   .  |D   G  |.   C  |.  |

FINAL CHORUS:
|D   .  |C   G  |D   .  |C   G  |.  |
|G   .  |.   C  |.  |
|G   .  |D   .  |C   .  |.   .  |G  |


Transcribed 1/3/2000 by T-rev
More tab available at http://www.t-rev.net

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VERSE 1:
I thought I'd go up Poughkeepsie look out o'er the Hudson
And I'd throw my body down on the river
And I'd know no more sorrow I'd fly like the sparrow
And I'd ride on the backs of the angels tonight

CHORUS:
I'd ride on the backs of the angels tonight
I'd take to the sky with all my might
No more drowning in my sorrow no more drowning in my fright
I'd just ride on the backs of the angels tonight

VERSE 2:
There are those who know sorrow and those who must borrow
And those whose lot in life is sweet
Will I'm drunk on self-pity scorned all that's been given me
I would drink from a bottle labeled Sure Defeat

REPEAT CHORUS

VERSE 3:
Then the skies they fell open and my eyes were opened
To a world of hope falling at my feet
Now I've no more or less than anyone else has
What I have is a gift of life I can't repeat

VERSE 4:
So I go up Poughkeepsie look out o'er the Hudson
And I cast my worries to the sky
Now I still know sorrow but I can fly like the sparrow
'Cause I ride on the backs of the angels tonight

FINAL CHORUS:
I ride on the backs of the angels tonight
I take to the sky with all their might
No more drowning in my sorrow no more drowning in my fright
I'll just ride on the backs of the angels each night

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