Grateful Dead


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Key:  G More
Ripple Key DD
Ripple Key D#D#
Ripple Key EE
Ripple Key FF(one step down)
Ripple Key F#F#(half step down)
Ripple Key GG(original key)
Ripple Key G#G#(half step up)
Ripple Key AA(one step up)
Ripple Key A#A#
Ripple Key BB
Ripple Key CC
Ripple Key C#C#
	  		 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 thru the music,   
           G       D    C                G   
 would you hold it near as it were your own?   
 It's a hand-me-down,   
 the thoughts are broken,   
 perhaps they're better left unsung.   
 I don't know, don't really care,   
 let there be songs to fill the air.   
 Am              D  
 Ripple in still water,   
            G            C  
 when there is no pebble tossed,   
     A7      D   
 nor wind to blow.   
 Reach out your hand if your cup be empty,   
 if your cup is full may it be again,   
 let it be known there is a fountain,   
 that was not made by the hands of men.   
 There is a road, no simple highway,   
 Between the dawn and the dark of night,   
 and if you go no one may follow,   
 that path is for your steps alone.   
 Ripple in still water,   
 when there is no pebble tossed,   
 nor wind to blow.   
 You who choose, to lead must follow,   
 but if you fall you fall alone,   
 if you should stand then who's to guide you?   
 If I knew the way I would take you home.   
Then I got mail from John Lockney who not only gave me the chords   
(which are similar to Prashant's) but he also gave me some tablature.   
Ripple by the Grateful Dead   
sent by "John Lockney! (bs cmsc)" [email protected]    
If my words did glow   
with the gold of sunshine   
and my tunes, were played   
on the harp unstrung   
would you hear my voice   
come through the music,   
  (G)             (D)   
would you hold it near   
 (C)          (G)   
as it were your own   
(same chords for next verse)   
 Chorus :   
5th string 3 3 2  0   
(Am)              (D)   
Ripple  in still water    
           (C)          (G)   
WHen there is no peble tossed   
    (A7)     (D)   
no wind, to blow,   
It's a hand me down....   
This is the intro riff that leads into the verse:   


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