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True To A 16th
lyrics and melody by Cat Faber

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      C                          G
I've worked in the boatshop for months now
 C                  G
Building another canoe
     F          C              Am            F
And when I am stressing, this boatbuilder's blessing
 F          G         C
Says what I already knew.

         C                     G
    This isn't some space engineering
     F           C          G
    Sweetie it's cedar and glue
         C        F             C   F
    This isn't a rocket you're building--
             C         G               C        (G C)
    If it's true to a sixteenth, it's true!     (end)

I want to make everything perfect.
It's something I simply can't do.
For comfort in sooth, I must cling to this truth:
If it's true to a sixteenth, it's true.

The forms must be laid out exactly
Any flaw will forever show through.
Any bend, any twist, will forever exist... (deep breath)
If it's true to a sixteenth, it's true.