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Fires Of Calais chords

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James Keelaghan - Fires of Calais


CAPO: 5th Fret


INTRO: C     F Em G C   F Em G

    C                    Em             F                  G
The fishing boats rolled out across the dark green channel water
        C                Em             F               G
As they gather speed for Flanders, they cut their nets away
         C                  Em               F              G
It's not herring they'll be pulling from the waters on this morning
            C             Em               F          C
But they'll reap a bitter harvest from the fires of Calais


INTERLUDE: C    F Em G C   F Em G


C                   Em               F              G
Twenty leagues from France I saw the amber soaked horizon
       C                 Em           F                 G
In our lee the cliffs of Dover fall beneath the channel waves
      C              Em             F                    G
Where waters used to sing a song to soothe the hearts of fishers
       C                Em               F          C
Now we hear the rolling thunder from the fires of Calais


INTERLUDE: C    F Em G C   F Em G


      C                Em            F            G
As we pull in tight to shore, this armada bent on rescue
        C               Em                 F                   G
I could curse the men behind the desks who sell our lives this way
        C                Em                  F              G
I never signed aboard to save them from this bloody lack of planning
     C                        Em              F          C
That strands these fine young men beneath the fires of Calais


INTERLUDE: C    F Em G C   F Em G


       C               Em                F                 G
On the beach allied confusion, will they stand or are they running
        C                    Em                F             G
If it's run, where will they go to between the sea and the mêlée
       C                   Em               F                  G
On the flanks the troops advancing and with heavy guns they're firing
          C                  Em                 F          C
And not a mother's son could save them from the fires of Calais


INTERLUDE: C    F Em G C   F Em G


             C               Em                 F             G
In scattered groups upon the shore, some look towards a safer harbour
     C               Em                  F             G
Some fix their eyes upon the flames that turn night to day
         C                 Em               F                   G
Some yet standing bold and ready to stoutly guard the rear from Jerry
        C                 Em                 F          C
They'll need no flares to see him 'neath the fires of Calais


INTERLUDE: C    F Em G C   F Em G

 
     C                    Em                 F             G
I've fished these channel waters since I was man enough to face them
        C               Em              F             G
For the herring and the flounder I have often hauled away
      C                    Em           F              G
But a catch like this I've never had in forty years of sailing
       C               Em                  F          C
Saving Tommies as they flounder 'neath the fires of Calais


INTERLUDE: C    F Em G C   F Em G


    C                    Em             F                  G
The fishing boats rolled out across the dark green channel water
        C                Em             F               G
As they gather speed for Flanders, they cut their nets away
         C                  Em               F              G
It's not herring they'll be pulling from the waters on this morning
        C             Em               F          C
They'll reap a bitter harvest from the fires of Calais


OUTRO: C    F Em G C   F Em G C    F Em G C   F Em G   C

            
            
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