Ripple


by The Grateful Dead
If my words did sing with the voice of sunshine
And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung
Would you hear my voice come thru the music
Would you hold it near as if it were your own?

G - - - /    / C - - - /    /    /    /    / G - - - /    /    /
C - - - /    / G - - - / D - - - / C - - - / G - - - /    // (2x)

It's a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken
Perhaps they're better left unsung
And I don't know, don't really care
Let there be songs to fill the air

 C:	Ripple in still water
When there is no pebble tossed, nor wind to blow

Am - - - /    / D - - - /    / G - - - / C - - - / Cmaj7/b9 - - - / D - - - //

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 man

There is a road, no simple highway
Between the dawn and dark of night
And where you go, no one may follow
That path is for your steps alone

 C:	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

La Da Di Da ... (over verse)



 1971 Ice Nine Publishing/Warner Brothers Records::  on their "American Beauty" and "What a Long Strange Trip"

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