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HIGH AND DRY
by Gordon Lightfoot 
(Good for a simple lesson in broken barre chords)

CHORDS
A = At5  007655
D = Dt5  000775
E = Et7  079900

INTRO
E  D  A  D
A  E  A  D
A  E  A  E

VERSE 1

        A         A
 With a lady-like devotion
     A                A
 She sails the bitter ocean
       D                   D
 If it wasn't for lovesick sailors
            D                A
 There'd be nothin' left but flotsam

CHORUS
         E         D
 Singin' why me oh my
            A               D
 Is there a better man than I
            A                  E
 I hope you find your way back home
            A            D  
 Before you lie high and dry
            A                  E
 I hope you find your way back home
            A      E
 Before you die
 
VERSE 2

     A               A
 Her sails blow like bubbles
          A             A
 While ya sip yer daily doubles
        D                     D
 If she wasn't so fond of the weather
           D                  A
 She might give the deckhands trouble

CHORUS

         E         D
 Singin' why me oh my
            A               D
 Is there a better man than I
            A                  E
 I hope you find your way back home
            A            D  
 Before you lie high and dry
            A                  E
 I hope you find your way back home
            A      E
 Before you die

VERSE 3
     A               A
 One day when I grew older
       A                 A
 And I found I could not hold her
     D                    D
 She took on a fine young skipper
          D               A
 Who soon run her up on a boulder

CHORUS

         E         D
 Singin' why me oh my
            A               D
 Is there a better man than I
            A                  E
 I hope you find your way back home
            A            D  
 Before you lie high and dry
            A                  E
 I hope you find your way back home
            A      E
 Before you die

VERSE 4
         A                A
 Now the pleasures of the harbor
       A              A
 Don't include a lady barber
       D                    D
 If it wasn't for Long John Silver
           D                     A
 All of us pirates would've been martyrs

CHORUS and END (repeat last 4 lines one time)

         E         D
 Singin' why me oh my
            A               D
 Is there a better man than I
            A                  E
 I hope you find your way back home
            A            D  
 Before you lie high and dry
            A                  E
 I hope you find your way back home
            A      E
 Before you die
            A                  E
 I hope you find your way back home
            A            D  (hold D for 4 beats)
 Before you lie high and dry
            A                  E
 I hope you find your way back home
            A   E   A (these at 1 beat each)
 Before you die

            
            
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drmcclainphd 314 Nov 24, 2013 07:14 PM

Properly, this song was done in "high strung" or "Nashville" tuning, where E A D and G are replaced with .027w, .018, .012 and .009 diameter strings and tuned an octave up. The result is having a 6 string playing the high octave half of a 12 string set. But unless you're willing to dedicate a guitar to this string/tuning combination, the broken barre method is a good approximation.

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