"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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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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