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The Old Sod ukulele

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 1995 20:36:24 -0600
From: tcampbel@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca (Tim Campbell)

                                The Old Sod

                             Spirit of the West
                           album: Save This House
         transcribed by Tim Campbell  tcampbel@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca

INTRO & FILLS:  F  C  F  C  F  C  Am  G  F  C  F  C  Am  C  G  C

         F              C
>From the old sod to the new land
        F           C
We came over by the score
   F                C
We cut the ties and said goodbye
    Am                   G
And closed the old world door
   F               C
We settled on your praries
        F               C
In your cities and your towns
          Am            C
There's another oatmeal savage
     G              C
Everytime you turn around


                        C    G    C
                There's none more Scots
                         F      C
                Than the Scots abroad
                          Am           C
                There's a place in our hearts
                        G   C
                For the old sod
                        C    G    C
                There's none more Scots
                         F      C
                Than the Scots abroad
                          Am           C
                There's a place in our hearts
                        G   C
                For the old sod

        FILL (same as intro)

We soon found our own kind
Formed clubs and social nights
And we practised on each other
Just to keep our accents right
For there's more tartan here
Than in all the motherland
We came 5000 miles
To the gathering of the clans



There's a bar in the rec room
In the basement of our house
A little shrine to Ballantynes
Haig and famous Grouse
There's a sprig of purple heather
>From the land that once was mine
And Robbie's on the t-towel
With the words to Auld Lang Syne



Canada's been good to us
We've a living and a home
We've all got central heating here
And most are on the phone
I'm a citizen of both countries
And very proud to be
For the the thisle and the maple leaf
Are the emblems of the free



                See the Unofficial Spirit of the West Homepage at:
     "Don't dwell on what has passed away
      Or what is yet to be."
                                            -L. Cohen

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