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The Trader ukulele

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The Trader (Carl Wilson/Jack Rieley)
Album:  Holland 

Part 1: 

Verse:
D                             A                F#m7
Trader sailed a jeweled crown humanity rowed the way
G            G/F#.        Em    D               Em      F#m
Exploring to command more land, scheming how to rule the waves.
D                               A                   F#m
Trader spied a virgin plain and named it for velvet robes
G                    G/F#      Em          D       Em        F#m
Wrote home declaring there's a place where totally folks are free
D/A        A/C#       G/D
Nourishment fills the prairies and the hillsides
   D/A     A/C#       G/D
And animals stalk the mountains and the seaside
   D/A   A/C#      G/D.                        D         A   D
And fish abound the lakes and birds the skies, signed sincerely.

Verse: 

Trader found the jeweled land was occupied before he came
By humans of a second look who couldn't even write their names shame
Trader said they're not as good as folks who wear velvet robes
Wrote home again and asked, "Please help, their breasts I see; they're not like me

Chorus: 

Banish them from our prairies and our hillsides
Clear them from our mountains and our seaside
I want them off our lakes so please reply, signed sincerely.

Verse: 

Trader he got the crown okay, cleared humanity from his way
He civilized all he saw making changes every single day, say

Chorus: 

Shops sprang over the prairies and the hillsides
Then roads cut through the mountains to the seaside
The other kind fled to hide, by and by, and so sincerely 
G
cried.

Part 2: 

G/D       F/C C           F/C      C   G/B        C
Making it softly, like the evening sea, trying to be
C/A       G
Making it go. 
C/A     G/B F/C  C        F/C      C         G/B     C
Creating it gently, like a morning breeze, a life of ease
G/B      C   C/A D/E D C                     D/E D         C
Eyes that see beyond tomorrow, through to the time without hours 
            D/E  D  C        C/A       G
Passing the Eden of Flowers, reason to live.

G/D       F/C C             F/C      C       G/B     C
Embracing together, like the merging streams, crying dreams
C/A       G
Making it full
C/A     G/B F/C C      F/C     C         G/B     C
Begging intently, for a slight reprieve, a night of ease
G/B      C    C/A D/E D   C                 D/E D         C
Hands to touch beyond the sorrow, on to the force without power
             D/E  D        C      C/A       G
Piercing the crust of the tower, reason to live.

D/E D C    D/E D C  D/E D C C/A G C/A G/B


Hoping, like a budding rose, humbling shows
Making it
Struggling lonely, like a desert field, break the seal, make it real
Ears to hear, beyond the showers, on to the suns of tomorrows
Burning the flesh of all sorrows, 
D/C        C
reason to live
D/C       C 
Reason to continue
D/C       C
Reason to go on
D/C       C 
Reason to live
D/C       C 
Reason to live
D/C       C 
Reason to live
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