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Vance Joy

Riptide(Chords)

Vance Joy

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Key: Am
Capo on 1st fret

Intro: Am G C  (2x)    

Am                    G                       C      C  
I was scared of dentists and the dark,    
Am                    G                       C               C  
I was scared of pretty girls and starting conversations,    
     Am                G                  C    
Oh all my friends are turning green,    
                Am                 G                    C    
You're the magicians assistant in their dreams.    

Am     G    C    
Ooh, ooh ooh    
Am    G           C (hold)    
Ooh, and they come unstuck    

Am   G                        C    
Lady, running down to the riptide,    
C                          Am    
taken away to the dark side,    
G                        C           C 
I wanna be your left hand man.    
  Am         G                                     C    
I love you when you're singing that song and,    
C                          Am    
I got a lump in my throat 'cause    
G                                C                    C 
you're gonna sing the words wrong    

Am                         G                       C      C 
There's this movie that I think you'll like,    
Am                         G                       C                            C 
this guy decides to quit his job and heads to New York City,    
      Am           G                       C       C 
this cowboy's running from himself.    
      Am                        G                     C      C 
And she's been living on the highest shelf    

Am     G    C    
Ooh, ooh ooh    
Am G              C (hold)    
Ooh, and they come unstuck    

Am    G                              C    
Lady, running down to the riptide,    
C                           Am    
taken away to the dark side,    
G                       C             C 
I wanna be your left hand man.    
  Am         G                                     C    
I love you when you're singing that song and,    
C                           Am    
I got a lump in my throat 'cause    
G                                C    
you're gonna sing the words wrong    

Fingerpicking    

Am                Am               G          G  
I just wanna, I just wanna know,    

C                      C                       F         F 
If you're gonna, if you're gonna stay,    
Am             Am            G        G 
I just gotta, I just gotta know,    
C                     C                    F (strum and hold)    
I can't have it, I can't have it any other way    

Strum once and hold:    
  Am              G                       C    
I swear she's destined for the screen,    
Am                      G                       C    
Closest thing to Michelle Pfeiffer that you've ever seen, oh    


Am     G                              C    
Lady, running down to the riptide,    
C                           Am    
taken away to the dark side,    
G                       C    
I wanna be your left hand man.    
  Am         G                                     C    
I love you when you're singing that song and,    
C                           Am    
I got a lump in my throat 'cause    
G                                C    
you're gonna sing the words wrong    

Am     G                              C    
Lady, running down to the riptide,    
C                           Am    
taken away to the dark side,    
G                       C    
I wanna be your left hand man.    
  Am          G                                    C    
I love you when you're singing that song and,    
C                           Am    
I got a lump in my throat 'cause    
G                                C    
you're gonna sing the words wrong    

Am     G                              C    
Lady, running down to the riptide,    
C                           Am    
taken away to the dark side,    
G                       C    
I wanna be your left hand man.    
 Am          G                                   C    
I love you when you're singing that song and,    
C                           Am    
I got a lump in my throat 'cause    
G                                C    
you're gonna sing the words wrong    
C                           Am                G                                C    
I got a lump in my throat 'cause you're gonna sing the words wrong.    
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