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Tickle Cove Pond ukulele

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Tickle Cove Pond – as performed by Great Big Sea

F                              G
In cuttin and haulin in frost and in snow
                 F                         G7
we're up against troubles that few people know
      F                   G 
It's only by courage and patience and grit
                F            G               F
and eatin plain food that we keep ourselves fit
      Dm
The hard and the easy we take as they come
        F   walk down to      Dm          G
and when ponds freeze over we shorten our runs
   F                             G
to hurry my haulin with spring coming on
                 F           G           F
I near lost me a mare out on Tickle Cove Pond

CHORUS:
G    F                                  G
Lay hold William Oldford, lay hold William White
                F                           G 
Lay hold of the cordage and pull all your might
      F                     G 
Lay hold of the bowline and pull all you can
              F              G          F
And give me a lift with poor Kit on the pond

  F                       G
I knew that the ice grew weaker each day
                   F                    G7 
But still took the risk and kept haulin away
       F                   G           
One evening in April bound home with a load
                    F         G             F
my mare showed some halting against the ice road
       Dm
She knew more than I did as matters turned out
        F   walk down to  Dm           G
Been lucky for me had I joined her in doubt
      F                         G
She turned round her head with tears in her eyes
               F             G           F
As if she were sayin "You're risking our lives"

    F                     G
All this I ignored with a whip handle blow
             F                        G7
For man is a stupid dumb creature you know
        F                    G
And the very next moment the pond gave a sigh
                    
              F               G         F
and up to our necks went poor Kitty and I

CHORUS

      Dm                              
And if I had taken wise Kitty's advice
  F              walk down to      Dm         G
I ne'er would have made that short cut on the ice
       F                        G
Poor creature she's dead, poor creature she's gone
                  F           G            F
I'll ne'er get my mare out of Tickle Cove Pond

  F                         G
I raised an alarm you could hear for a mile
                      F                  G7
and neighbours showed up in a very short while
     F                     G     
You can always rely on the Oldfords and Whites
               F        G            F
To render assistance in all your bad plights
     Dm
To help a kind neighbour is part of their lives
     F      walk down to       Dm           G
The same can be said for their children and wives
      F                     G
And with the rope fastened around the mare's breast
                    F           G         F
William White for a shanty song made a request
          Dm
There was no time for thinkin no time for delay
 F               walk down to     Dm         G
Straight from his heart came this song right away

CHORUS x2

            
            
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