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Free In The Harbour ukulele

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Free in the Harbour     3/4       Stan Rogers      Free in the Harbour
Standard Tuning / Waltz Tempo 1 2+3+ or 1+2+3+  Submitted by Ken Lee
                                        kandvlee@shaw.ca
               / F                             / F
Well, it's / Blackfish at play in / Hermitage Bay,
          / G                                              / F
From / push through across to Bois / Island.    (pronounced BWAS)
         / F
They / broach and they spout, and
         / F
They / lift their flukes out, and
         / D                                   / G
They / wave to a town that is / dyin'.
              / F                                           / F
Now it's / many's the boats, that has / plied on the foam,
F                         / F       -        G
Hauling a - way, / Hauling a - way!
                   / F                                         /F
But there's / many more fellows, been / leaving their homes,
                   / G                                       / F
Where the / whales make free in the / harbour.

          / F                                      / F
It's at / Portage and Main you'll / see them again,
              / G                                  / F
On their / way to the hills of Al - / berta.
         / F                              / F
With / lop-side grins, they / waggle their chins, and
         / D                                           / G
They / brag of the wage they'll be / earnin'.
               / F
Then it's / quick, pull the string boys, and
F          /
Get the / tool out,
F                       / F      -       G
Haul it a - way, / Haul it a - way!
              / F                                        / F
But just / two years ago, you could / hear the same shout,
                  / G                                        / F
Where the / whales make free in the / harbour.

Chorus:

F                 / G                   / F                                         / G
Free in the / Harbour; the / Blackfish are sporting a - / gain,
 F                / F                    /                                            / F      -       G
Free in the / Harbour; un - / troubled by comings and / goings of men,
         / F                                         / F
Who / once did pursue them as / oil from the sea,
F                         / F       -        G
Hauling a - way, / Hauling a - way!
                     / F                                         / F
Now they're / Calgary roughnecks from / Hermitage Bay,
                   / G                                       / F
Where the / whales make free in the / harbour.

Break:

                  / F                               / F
Well, it's a / living they've found, / deep in the ground, and
               / G                                        / F
If there's / doubts, it's best they ig - / nore them.
       / F                                     / F
Nor / think on the bones, the / crosses and stones,
              / D                                             / G
Of their / fathers that came there be - / fore them.
          / F                                  / F
In the / taverns of Edmonton, / fishermen shout,
F                       / F      -       G
Haul it a - way, / Haul it a - way!
               / F                                             / F
They left / three hundred years buried / up by the Bay,
                   / G                                      / F
Where the / whales make free in the / harbour.

Chorus:

F                 / F                  / F
Free in the / harbour...a - / gain.

            
            
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