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Fishermans Lament chords

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Great Big Sea
Fisherman's Lament

    D            A            G          A     

I stand in my doorway as the moon rises high

      D         A        G               A  
Over glorious ocean, reflects the bright sky  

    D           A          G            A
My heart it is aching, so much I could die

          D           A          G        A
I've known only the ocean, since I was a boy


CHORUS:

        D                        A              
And I spent my whole life, out there on the sea

      G                                   A                           
Some government bastard now takes it from me

      D                          A        D
It's not just the fish, they've taken my pride

    G                     A            D   
I feel so ashamed that I just want to hideI fished with my father, so long long ago
We were proud of our trade, and in us it did show
We held our heads high, there was lots of fish then
That was the time, when we were proud men

We challenged great storms and sometimes we won
Faced death and disaster, we rose with the sun
We worked and we toiled, we strained our men brane
We were a proud people, will we ere be again?

CHORUS

My father is gone now, and the fish are gone too.
Abused and mis-managed, oh what can we do?
I'm too old to change, but what of my sons,
How will they know that we weren't the ones?

DFO regulations permitted the rape
 Of our beautiful ocean, from head land to cape
They brought in big trollers, they tore up our twine
Politians don't care for whats yours or whats mine!

CHORUS

You brave Newfoundlanders, now listen to me
Shove the package to hell, go back to the sea
If we don't stand our ground, we will fade away
And the bones of our fathers will turn into clay

And I spent my whole life, out there on the sea
Some government bastard now takes it from me
It's not just the fish, they've taken my pride
I feel so ashamed that I just want to die.
Back to the sea.

            
            
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jeff135 10 Oct 08, 2009 11:40 AM

there should be a capo on the second fret

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GBS12338 10 May 23, 2013 09:13 AM

Negative on the capo! NO CAPO

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frankowillo 60,873 Apr 27, 2014 09:46 AM, edited on July 9 2014, 12:20 pm

OK, this line makes no sense unless the singer is referring to Particle Physics, which I seriously doubt: "we strained our men brane". I've listened to that line in the song over and over, and the best I can come up with is, "we strained our mad brain". Alternatively, it could be "membrane", but that doesn't make sense either.

Also, there is a chord change to C at the end of the 1st line of the chorus, on the word 'sea'.

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