Ripple Uke tab by Grateful Dead

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Ripple by Grateful Dead


G chordG C chordC
If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine
C chordC G chordG
and my tunes were played on the harp unstrung
G chordG C chordC
would you hear my voice come thru the music
D chordD C chordC G chordG
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 chordAm D chordD
Ripple in still water
C chordC
when there is no pebble tossed
Am chordAm D chordD
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)"

(GG)
If my words did glow
(CC)
with the gold of sunshine

and my tunes were played

(GG)
on the harp unstrung


would you hear my voice

(CC)
come through the music

(GG) (DD)
would you hold it near

(CC) (GG)
as it were your own


(same chords for next verse)


Chorus:

th string 3 3

(AmAm) (DD)
Ripple in still water

(CC) (GG)
WHen there is no peble tossed

(AmAm) (DD)
no wind to blow


Verse:

It's a hand me down

 

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Wbunch420 avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (Newport News)
strumming pattern?
17 Sep 2019
About this song

a beautiful song that brings me chills every time i hear it. mr. garcia was one of the few truly inspired composers of this century. ** Jerry wrote the music, but Robert Hunter wrote the lyrics. Great song garcia's voice makes the song