James Bay – Hold Back The River Chords

CAPO on 5th Fret

Am7   x02010    Gsus4  32001x
B/C   x2x01x    G      320003
C     x32010    Dm     xx0231
F     133211

[Verse I]
***This is an easier way to play this song
Am7   B/C  C        F        C
Tried to   keep you close to me,
    F        C         Gsus4  G
But life got in between
Am7   B/C   C         F     C
Tried to   square not being there
    F          C                 Gsus4  G
But think that I should have been

[Chorus]
F
Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
F
Hold back the river so I
     C
Can stop for a minute and see where you hide
C
Hold back the river, hold back
[Verse II] Am7 B/C C F C Once u----pon a different life F C Gsus4 G We rode our bikes into the sky Am7 B/C C F C But now we crawl against the tide F C Gsus4 G Those distant days are flashing by [Chorus] F Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes F Hold back the river so I C Can stop for a minute and be by your side G Hold back the river, hold back F Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes F Hold back the river so I C Can stop for a minute and see where you hide G Hold back the river, hold back
Am7 B/C C F C Ooh F C Gsus4 G [Bridge] C C F Lonely water, lonely water won't you let us wander Dm Let us hold each other C C F Lonely water, lonely water won't you let us wander *Dm *single strum Let us hold each other [Chorus] F Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes F Hold back the river so I C Can stop for a minute and be by your side G Hold back the river, hold back F Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes F Hold back the river so I C Can stop for a minute and see where you hide G Hold back the river, hold back [Outro] C C F Lonely water, lonely water won't you let us wander Dm Let us hold each other C C F Lonely water, lonely water won't you let us wander *Dm *single strum Let us hold each other