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

Part 1: 

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.


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


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.


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


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 

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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