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Tickle Cove Pond chords

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Tickle Cove Pond – as performed by Great Big Sea

G                              D
In cuttin and haulin in frost and in snow
                 C                         D7
we're up against troubles that few people know
      G                   D 
It's only by courage and patience and grit
                C            D               G
and eatin plain food that we keep ourselves fit
The hard and the easy we take as they come
        C   walk down to      Am          D
and when ponds freeze over we shorten our runs
   G                             D
to hurry my haulin with spring coming on
                 C           D           G
I near lost me a mare out on Tickle Cove Pond

D    G                                  D
Lay hold William Oldford, lay hold William White
                C                           D 
Lay hold of the cordage and pull all your might
      G                     D 
Lay hold of the bowline and pull all you can
              C              D          G
And give me a lift with poor Kit on the pond

  G                       D
I knew that the ice grew weaker each day
                   C                    D7 
But still took the risk and kept haulin away
       G                   D           
One evening in April bound home with a load
                    C         D             G
my mare showed some halting against the ice road
She knew more than I did as matters turned out
        C   walk down to  Am           D
Been lucky for me had I joined her in doubt
      G                         D
She turned round her head with tears in her eyes
               C             D           G
As if she were sayin "You're risking our lives"

    G                     D
All this I ignored with a whip handle blow
             C                        D7
For man is a stupid dumb creature you know
        G                    D
And the very next moment the pond gave a sigh
              C               D         G
and up to our necks went poor Kitty and I


And if I had taken wise Kitty's advice
  C              walk down to      Am         D
I ne'er would have made that short cut on the ice
       G                        D
Poor creature she's dead, poor creature she's gone
                  C           D            G
I'll ne'er get my mare out of Tickle Cove Pond

  G                         D
I raised an alarm you could hear for a mile
                      C                  D7
and neighbours showed up in a very short while
     G                     D     
You can always rely on the Oldfords and Whites
               C        D            G
To render assistance in all your bad plights
To help a kind neighbour is part of their lives
     C      walk down to       Am           D
The same can be said for their children and wives
      G                     D
And with the rope fastened around the mare's breast
                    C           D         G
William White for a shanty song made a request
There was no time for thinkin no time for delay
 C               walk down to     Am         D
Straight from his heart came this song right away


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