Wash Away Chords & Lyrics Artist:

Chords (click graphic to learn to play)

C chord D chord Em chord E7sus4 chord
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How To Play

Capo: 2nd fret

*Technically, the song is capoed at 2, but VH tunes down a half step, so you could capo
at 1 just as easily and accurately.
 
Everything is relative to the capo.
 
Intro Part 1:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------0--------0-----------0------------|
D|--5--4--0--------5--4--0-----0--------2--------2-----------4-----4---------|
A|-----------2--------------2-----2--3--------3--------3--5-----------5------|
E|--------------0------------------------------------------------------------|
 
Intro Part 2:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------0--------0-----------0------------|
D|--5--4--0--------5--4--0-----0--------2--------2-----------4---------------|
A|-----------2--------------2-----2--3--------3--------3--5------------------|
E|--------------0--------------------------------------------------2--3--0---|
 
 
Pre-chorus
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--5--4--0--------5--4--0---------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------2--------------2------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------0------------------------------------------------------------|
 
E7sus4 C D
 
Intro Parts 1 2
 
E7sus4
Old man lying by the road
 
 
Black is night
 
             C
He's got his finger on the trigger
 
        D
An easy target in sight
 
E7sus4
He's got no future, no family tree
 
           C
He's got a three dollar bottle
 
                    D
And he drinks 'till he can't see
 
 
Intro Part 2
 
E7sus4
Young girl waiting on a line
 
                        C
Eight a.m., she's got a six month old burden
 
            D
Willpower's withering thin
 
E7sus4
An unwed mother beaten by her trade
 
              C
Each week her welfare reminds her
 
                D
Of mistakes she never made
 
 
Pre-chorus
 
Em                   C         D
Now what has that to say about tomorrow
 
Em               C        D
What has that to show for today
 
Em
Noah thought to build an ark
 
C                  D
Before the heavens washed it all away
 
 
Intro Parts 1 and 2
 
E7sus4
A baby crying through a dream
 
 
An afterthought
 
          C
Mother is seething for pleasure
 
          D
After the poison is bought
 
E7sus4
His eyes are tainted, staggered is his breath
 
    C
Oh God, he's addicted
 
   D
Addicted to death
 
 
Pre-chorus
 
Em                   C         D
Now what has that to say about tomorrow
 
Em               C        D
What has that to show for today
 
Em
Noah thought to build an ark
 
C                  D
Before the heavens washed it all away
 
 
Intro Part 1
 
SOLO
 
e|-----------------5--------------8--7--5-------------------------------------|
B|--------5--7--8-----8--7--5--5--------------5--7--8--7--5--------8--7--5----|
G|--5--7-----------------------------------7-----------------7--7-------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|----------------10----------------7--------8---------10-----------------5--|
B|-------8--7--8------8--\7--/8--8-----8/10-----10/12------------5--7--8-----|
G|--7/9----------------------------------------------------5--7--------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|--------------8-----7------------------------------------------------------|
B|--8--7--5--5-----5-----5--8-----5--7--8--7--5--------8-----7-----5---------|
G|-----------------------------7-----------------7--7-----7-----7------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------9---|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------7------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|---------------------10--8--7-------------------------------7--7-----------|
B|--7--8-----7--8--10------------10--8--7-----7--8--7--8--10-----------------|
G|--------9--------------------------------9---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|----------------------------------------------3--5--5/7--5--7--5--5\3--3---|
B|---8~--7~---------------8~--7~---------------------------------------------|
G|---------7~---9~---9~-----------7~---9~---9~-------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
 
          * repeat this several times, ending on e|--3
e|--3--3h5p3-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------3--3--3--3/5--5--5--5/7--7--7--7/8--8--8--8/10--10--10--10/12--|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|--------------15--14--12---------------------------------------------------|
B|--13--12--12--------------15--12--15--12-----------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------14--12--12--14-------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------14--12--12--14---|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--12--12\0-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
 
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
 
 
Em                   C         D
Now what has that to say about tomorrow
 
Em               C        D
What has that to show for today
 
Em
Noah thought to build an ark
 
C                  D
Before the heavens washed it all away
 
 
Intro Part 1
 
 
e|-----------x-x-x-x-x-----------x-x-x-x-x------------------------------------|
B|-----------x-x-x-x-x-----------x-x-x-x-x------------------------------------|
G|-----------x-x-x-x-x-----------x-x-x-x-x--------0--------0-----------0------|
D|--5--4--0--x-x-x-x-x--5--4--0--x-x-x-x-x-----2--------2-----------4-----4---|
A|-----------x-x-x-x-x-----------x-x-x-x-x--3--------3--------3--5----------5-|
E|-----------x-x-x-x-x-----------x-x-x-x-x------------------------------------|
 
 
Play the above twice, and end on:
 
 
e|-----------x-x-x-x-x-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------x-x-x-x-x-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------x-x-x-x-x-------------------------------------------------------|
D|--5--4--0--x-x-x-x-x-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------x-x-x-x-x-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------x-x-x-x-x-------------------------------------------------------|

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