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# You know the copyright drill, I don't have to repeat it.#
# This is my transcription, interpretation, of the song.  #
# Strictly for private study.                             #

Ordinary Day
Great Big Sea
From the album "Play" c. 1997

Capo 1 (Key of F)

G  Csus2 (2X)

           G                    Csus2               G  Csus2
I've got a smile on my face and four walls around me
             G                            Csus2
I've got the sun in the sky and all these waters surround me
G       D
Oh, Hey oh
           G                          Csus2
Yeah, I'll win now but sometimes I'll lose,
          G                    Csus2               D
I've been battered but I never bruise, it's not so bad...

(C capella)
And I say...


G                           Csus     D
Way, hey, hey, it's just an ordinary day,
G                 Csus2    D
And it's all your state of mind.
G                             Csus2       D          G
At the end of the day, you've just got to say it's alright.

G                               Csus2                G Csus2
Janie sings on the corner, what keeps her from dying?
         G                   Csus2
Let them say what they want, she won't stop trying.
G       D
Oh, hey oh.
          G                         Csus2
She might stumble if they push her 'round
          G                          Csus2            D
She might fall, but she'll never lie down, its not so bad...

And I said...


G                               Csus2               G  Csus2
In this beautiful life there is always some sorrow.
           G                               Csus2
And it's a double edged knife, but there's always tomorrow.
G        D
Oh, hey, oh.
           G                      Csus2
It's up to you now if you sink or swim,
         G                             Csus2           D
Keep the faith and your ship will come in, it's not so bad..

And I say...

Chorus. Finger accordian stuff. Chorus 2X

                  G                    Csus2             G
'Cause I've got a smile on my face and four walls around me.

A feel good Newfie song. You can play it in E without the capo and it sounds fine. 
Feel free to take a swing at filling in a lead someplace...that's what Newfoundland 
music is all about - improvising in the kitchen.


G - 022100
Csus2  - 002200
D - 224442 

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