Boatman by James Taylor Guitar Chords

Boatman by James Taylor Guitar Chords

Hearts were exploding around us as
               C/E            G(9)
we drifted south down the bay.
     Am7                 D7sus     D7
The gray up above and gray down below
Dm7          C/E           G7sus G7
left us with nothing to say.
      D(9)
So we drifted along in silence
          C/E            G(9)
till the tickle of life trickled in.
         Am7               D7sus         D7
And the rhythm began in the hiss of the sand,
Dm7          C/E           G7sus G
we were catching fire again.

[CHORUS]
F/C  C       F        C
Oh boatman,  I am the river,
F/C       C       G7sus G   C
I am the mountain and   the sea.
F/C  C        F         C    G/B
Oh   boatman, taker and giver,
Am7         D7   Dm7  C/E  G(9)
Can you deliver me?
G(9)       G           C    F/C  C
I would forever run free.

[VERSE 2]
      D(9)
Yeah, we finally caught up with legends,
                 C/E           G(9)
we were walking along side by side.
     Am7                   D7sus       D7
We worked out a plan to go out hand in hand,
Dm7             C/E           G7sus G7
the long trail just wasn't that wide.
    D(9)
The water around us was freezing,
        D(9)        C/E           G(9)
we just laughed and threw ourselves in.
    Am7                       D7sus         D7
And although we were old, the sting of that cold
Dm7           C/E                G7sus G
pumped up the feeling, here it is again.

[CHORUS]
F/C  C       F        C
Oh boatman,  I am the river,
F/C       C       G7sus G   C
I am the mountain and   the sea.
F/C  C        F           C    G/B
Oh   boatman, taker and giver,
Am7         D7   Dm7  C/E  G(9)
Can you deliver me?
G(9)       G           C    F/C  C
I would forever run free.

[BRIDGE]
    G     A7      D    G
Oh, I'm a message in a bottle
G        A7         D    G/D  D
drifting along on a deep blue sea.
G        A           D   G
Waiting for some foreign shore,
G         A/D        G
ready for something to be.

[VERSE 3]
   D(9)
No longer afraid of falling,
           C/E           G(9)
we cut the strings to the sky.
         Am7                 D7sus         D7
We found lever ground and we put ourselves down,
Dm7            C/E   G7sus G7
amazing we all didn't die.
   D(9)
We took each moment as given,
              C/E        G(9)
by second, by second they came.
    Am7                     D7sus      D7
The ice and the sun and the thundering guns,
Dm7            C/E   G7sus G
good God I was finally sane.

[CHORUS]
F/C  C       F        C
Oh boatman,  I am the river,
F/C       C       G7sus G   C
I am the mountain and   the sea.
F/C  C        F           C    G/B
Oh   boatman, taker and giver,
Am7         D7   Dm7   G7sus G
Can you deliver me?
F/C  C             F        C
Oh   holy roller,  I am the river,
F/C       C       G7sus G   C
I am the mountain and   the sea.
F/C  C        F           C    G/B
Oh   boatman, taker and giver,
Am7         D7   Dm7  C/E  G(9)
Can you deliver me?
G(9)       G        C
I would forever run free.
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