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Ewan Mccoll - Thirty Foot Trailer Chords

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Thirty Foot Trailer Chords

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Ewan Mccoll
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                This is an incredible song by Ewan Mcoll, made famous by the Dubliners with Luke Kelly
It is an incredible, powerful song and I couldnt believe no one had tabbed it before.
I normally play it with a mixture of picking and strumming and you may well want to do
same. You may also want to repeat bits and leave out chords to adapt it to the way you
it. There are so many versions of this song, and every one is different so everyone 
it differently.
In the second line of the verse you may want to leave out the G chord, and you might
to use C instead of Am.

[C]The old ways are changing you [F] cannot deny
[C]The day of the traveler's [F]ov[G]er
There's[Am] nowhere to gang and there's [C] nowhere to[F] bide
So[C] farewell to the life of the[F] rov[C]er

[C]Goodbye to the tent and the [F] old cara [G] van
To[Am] the tinker, the[C] gypsy, the[F] traveling [G]man
And[G] goodbye tae the[C] thirty foot[F] trail[F]er

Farewell tae the cant and the traveling tongue
Farewell tae the Romany talking
The buying, the selling, the old fortune telling
The knock on the door and the hawking

You got to move fast to keep up with the times
For these days a man cannot dander
There's a bylaw to say you maun be on your way
And another to say ye can't wander

Farewell to the blossom and besoms of broom
Farewell tae the creels and the baskets
The folk of today would far rather pay
For a thing that is made oot o plastic

The old ways are passing and soon will be gone
And progress is aye a big factor
Its sent to afflict us and when they evict us
They tow us away wi a tractor

Farewell tae the pony, the cob, and the mare
The reins and the harness are idle
You don't need a strap when you're breaking up scr*p
So farewell tae the bit and the bridle

Farewell tae the fields where we've sweated and toiled
At pulling and hauling and lifting
They'll soon have machines and the traveling queens
And their menfolk had better be shifting
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