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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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Date: Tue, 30 Dec 1997 22:51:39 PST
From: Colin Alexander <ca_zero@hotmail.com>
Subject: TAB: Rivers of Babylon by Sublime


Rivers of Babylon by Train and also appears on the album
40 oz. to Freedom by Sublime
tabbed by Colin Alexander

here are the chords used

    G           D           C
|---3---|   |---2---|   |---0---|
|---3---|   |---3---|   |---1---|
|---0---|   |---2---|   |---0---|
|---0---|   |---0---|   |---2---|
|---2---|   |-------|   |---3---|
|---3---|   |-------|   |-------|

opening riff
2x
|-------------3--3-3--3-3-3-----|
|-------------3--3-3--3-3-3-----|
|-------------0--0-0--0-0-0-----|
|-------------0--0-0--0-0-0-----|
|------2-2-3--2--2-2--2-2-2-----|
|--3-3--------3--3-3--3-3-3-----|

|-------------2--2-2--3-2-2-----|
|-------------3--3-3--3-3-3-----|
|-------------2--2-2--2-2-2-----|
|-------------0--0-0--0-0-0-----|
|--2-2-3-3-2--------------------|
|-------------------------------|

|----------------3--3-3--3-3-3--|
|----------------3--3-3--3-3-3--|
|----------------0--0-0--0-0-0--|
|--0-0-02--------0--0-0--0-0-0--|
|----------02----2--2-2--2-2-2--|
|--------------3-3--3-3--3-3-3--|


verse:
                 G
By the rivers of babylon
             G
Where he sat down
             D
and there he wept
                   G
when he remembered Zion


chorus:

oh 'fore the wicked (this might actually be 'It was the wicked' but        
I'm not sure)
G
carry us away captivity 
  C
required from us a song
G
how can we sing King Alfa's song
      D          G
In a strange land
           
           G            D
so let the words of our mouth
              G           D
and the meditation of our heart
       G             D      now mute strings
be acceptable in thy sight
         G
override (I'm not sure this line is right, any suggestions?)

repeat opening riff

play verse

now play chorus

G
how can we sing King Alfa's song
     D           G
in a strange land

well that's about it, thanks
Colin Alexander   ca_zero@hotmail.com