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England Tabs

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                [Chords, relative to capo 5th fret]

     C     G     A     B    A2  A3 (substitue for A)
e|---0-----1-----3-----5----3----3--------------------------------------------|
C|---0-----0-----0-----0----2----2--------------------------------------------|
G|---0-----2-----4-----5----0----4--------------------------------------------|
C|---0-----0-----0-----0----0----0--------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Intro] Picking pattern (Open C)

   C         C         C       C         
e|-----0---------0--------0--------0----|
C|-------0---------0--------0--------0--|
G|---0---------0--------0--------0------|
C|-0---------0--------0--------0--------|
G|--------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------|


[Chorus]

 We were far from the shores of England
     C        G       A3     C          
e|------0--------1------3--------0------------------------|
C|--------0--------0------2--------0----------------------|
G|----0--------2-------4--------0-------------------------|
C|--0--------0--------0------0----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|

Far from our children and wives

    C       G         A      A         
e|------0-------1--------3-------3------------------------|
C|--------0-------0--------0-------0----------------------|
G|----0-------2--------4-------4--------------------------|
C|--0-------0--------0-------0----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|

To play our hand in the new found land, Where the wind cuts like a knife

   B        A                C           C         G       A3        A3
e|-----5-------3----3----0-------0-----|------0-----1---0--------3--------3-------|
C|-------0-------0----0----0-------0---|--------0----0----0--------2--------2-----|
G|---5-------4-----------------0-------|----0------------------4--------4---------|
C|-0-------0-----------------0---------|--0------------------0--------0-----------|
G|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|

We were far from the shores of England

    G        G          A      C         C        C        C
e|------1--------1---------3-------0--------0---------0-------0----|
C|--------0--------0---------0-------0--------0---------0-------0--|
G|----2--------2---------4-------0--------0---------0-------0------|
C|--0--------0---------0-------0--------0---------0-------0--------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 1]

We shipped on board the Maryanne
     C          C      A2     C          
e|------0--------0-------3--------0------------------------|
C|--------0--------0-------2--------0----------------------|
G|----0--------0--------0--------0-------------------------|
C|--0--------0--------0------0-----------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------------------------------|

To find a better life
    C       G         A      A         
e|------0-------1--------3-------3-------------------------|
C|--------0-------0--------0-------0-----------------------|
G|----0-------2--------4-------4---------------------------|
C|--0-------0--------0-------0-----------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------------------------------|

And we walked across the water           When she broke up on the ice
   B        A                C           C         G       A3        A3
e|-----5-------3----3----0-------0----|-------0-----1---0--------3--------3-------|
C|-------0-------0----0----0-------0--|---------0----0----0--------2--------2-----|
G|---5-------4-----------------0------|-----0------------------4--------4---------|
C|-0-------0-----------------0--------|---0------------------0--------0-----------|
G|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

We came ashore in Carbonear
     C          C      A2     C          
e|------0--------0------3--------0------------------------|
C|--------0--------0------2--------0----------------------|
G|----0--------0-------0--------0-------------------------|
C|--0--------0--------0------0----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|

With nothing but our rights
    C       G         A      A         
e|------0-------1--------3-------3------------------------|
C|--------0-------0--------0-------0----------------------|
G|----0-------2--------4-------4--------------------------|
C|--0-------0--------0-------0----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|

And I wondered if I e'er again           Would see my London lights
   B        A                C           C         G       A3        A3
e|-----5-------3----3----0-------0----|-------0-----1---0--------3--------3-------|
C|-------0-------0----0----0-------0--|---------0----0----0--------2--------2-----|
G|---5-------4-----------------0------|-----0------------------4--------4---------|
C|-0-------0-----------------0--------|---0------------------0--------0-----------|
G|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|


[Chorus]

 We were far from the shores of England
     C        G       A2     C          
e|------0--------1------3--------0------------------------|
C|--------0--------0------2--------0----------------------|
G|----0--------2------ 0--------0-------------------------|
C|--0--------0--------0------0----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|

Far from our children and wives

    C       G         A      A         
e|------0-------1--------3-------3------------------------|
C|--------0-------0--------2-------2----------------------|
G|----0-------2--------4-------4--------------------------|
C|--0-------0--------0-------0----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|

To play our hand in the new found land, Where the wind cuts like a knife

   B        A                C           C         G       A3        A3
e|-----5-------3----3----0-------0-----|------0-----1---0--------3--------3-------|
C|-------0-------0----0----0-------0---|--------0----0----0--------2--------2-----|
G|---5-------4-----------------0-------|----0------------------4--------4---------|
C|-0-------0-----------------0---------|--0------------------0--------0-----------|
G|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|

We were far from the shores of England

    G        G          A      C          C         C        C   
e|------1--------1---------3-------0---|------0---------0--------0------|
C|--------0--------0---------2-------0-|--------0---------0--------0----|
G|----2--------2---------4-------0-----|----0---------0--------0--------|
C|--0--------0---------0-------0-------|--0---------0--------0----------|
G|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------|


[Verse 2]

We spend our days amid the waves

     C          C      A2     C          
e|------0--------0------3--------0------------------------|
C|--------0--------0------2--------0----------------------|
G|----0--------0-------0--------0-------------------------|
C|--0--------0--------0------0----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|

Working water, hook and twine

    C       G         A      A         
e|------0-------1--------3-------3------------------------|
C|--------0-------0--------0-------0----------------------|
G|----0-------2--------4-------4--------------------------|
C|--0-------0--------0-------0----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|

We would go for weeks with blistered cheeks   Waiting for the sun to shine
   B        A                C                C         G       A3        A3
e|-----5-------3----3----0-------0----------|------0-----1---0--------3--------3-------|
C|-------0-------0----0----0-------0--------|--------0----0----0--------2--------2-----|
G|---5-------4-----------------0------------|----0------------------4--------4---------|
C|-0-------0-----------------0--------------|--0------------------0--------0-----------|
G|------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|

But as long as the sky hold over us

     C          C      A2     C          
e|------0--------0------3--------0------------------------|
C|--------0--------0------2--------0----------------------|
G|----0--------0-------0--------0-------------------------|
C|--0--------0--------0------0----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|

We will not taste the brine
 
   C       G         A       A         
e|------0-------1--------3-------3------------------------|
C|--------0-------0--------0-------0----------------------|
G|----0-------2--------4-------4--------------------------|
C|--0-------0--------0-------0----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|


And we'll curse the cod With the fear of God   As we haul in every line

   B        A                C                C         G       A3        A3
e|-----5-------3----3----0-------0----------|------0-----1---0--------3--------3-------|
C|-------0-------0----0----0-------0--------|--------0----0----0--------2--------2-----|
G|---5-------4-----------------0------------|----0------------------4--------4---------|
C|-0-------0-----------------0--------------|--0------------------0--------0-----------|
G|------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|


[Chorus]

 We were far from the shores of England
     C        G       A3     C          
e|------0--------1------3--------0------------------------|
C|--------0--------0------2--------0----------------------|
G|----0--------2-------4--------0-------------------------|
C|--0--------0--------0------0----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|

Far from our children and wives

    C       G         A      A         
e|------0-------1--------3-------3------------------------|
C|--------0-------0--------2-------2----------------------|
G|----0-------2--------4-------4--------------------------|
C|--0-------0--------0-------0----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|

To play our hand in the new found land, Where the wind cuts like a knife

   B        A                C           C         G       A3        A3
e|-----5-------3----3----0-------0-----|------0-----1---0--------3--------3-------|
C|-------0-------0----0----0-------0---|--------0----0----0--------2--------2-----|
G|---5-------4-----------------0-------|----0------------------4--------4---------|
C|-0-------0-----------------0---------|--0------------------0--------0-----------|
G|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|

 We were far from the shores of England
     C        G       A3     C          
e|------0--------1------3--------0------------------------|
C|--------0--------0------2--------0----------------------|
G|----0--------2-------4--------0-------------------------|
C|--0--------0--------0------0----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|

Far from our native soil

    C       G         A      A         
e|------0-------1--------3-------3------------------------|
C|--------0-------0--------0-------0----------------------|
G|----0-------2--------4-------4--------------------------|
C|--0-------0--------0-------0----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|

To chase a wish and hunt the Fish        And on the rocks to toil

   B        A                C           C         G       A3        A3
e|-----5-------3----3----0-------0-----|------0-----1---0--------3--------3-------|
C|-------0-------0----0----0-------0---|--------0----0----0--------2--------2-----|
G|---5-------4-----------------0-------|----0------------------4--------4---------|
C|-0-------0-----------------0---------|--0------------------0--------0-----------|
G|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|

We were far from the shores of England

    G        G          A      C         C
e|------1--------1---------3-------0--------0-------------|
C|--------0--------0---------2-------0--------0-----------|
G|----2--------2---------4-------0--------0---------------|
C|--0--------0---------0-------0--------0-----------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|


[Behind the Solo] 

   C           C        G        G         
e|-----0-----------0--------1--------1----|
C|-------0-------0---0----0---0----0---0--|
G|---0---------0--------2--------2--------|
C|-0--------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
C|----------------------------------------|

     C/G                A3       A3         
e|-------0---------0--------3---------3----|
C|-----0---0-----0---0----2---2-----2---2--|
G|---2---------2--------4---------4--------|
C|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------|

     C         C/G
e|-------0---------0---------0--------0----|
C|-----0---0-----0----0----0---0----0---0--|
G|---0---------2---------2--------2--------|
C|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------|

   C/G         A3       C        C        C        C 
e|-------0--------3--------0--------0---------0--------0-----|
C|-----0---0----2---2--------0--------0---------0--------0---|
G|---2--------4----------0--------0---------0--------0-------|
C|---------------------0--------0--------0---------0---------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 3] 

Should we find fortune's favor

     C          C      A2     C          
e|------0--------0------3--------0------------------------|
C|--------0--------0------2--------0----------------------|
G|----0--------0-------0--------0-------------------------|
C|--0--------0--------0------0----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|

And be spared from the gale

    C       G         A      A         
e|------0-------1--------3-------3------------------------|
C|--------0-------0--------0-------0----------------------|
G|----0-------2--------4-------4--------------------------|
C|--0-------0--------0-------0----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|

We will live off honest labour                With our hearts as big as sails

   B        A                C                C         G       A3        A3
e|-----5-------3----3----0-------0----------|------0-----1---0--------3--------3-------|
C|-------0-------0----0----0-------0--------|--------0----0----0--------2--------2-----|
G|---5-------4-----------------0------------|----0------------------4--------4---------|
C|-0-------0-----------------0--------------|--0------------------0--------0-----------|
G|------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|

But if I should die don't bury me

     C          C      A2     C          
e|------0--------0------3--------0------------------------|
C|--------0--------0------2--------0----------------------|
G|----0--------0-------0--------0-------------------------|
C|--0--------0--------0------0----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|

Or leave me to the sea

    C       G         A      A         
e|------0-------1--------3-------3------------------------|
C|--------0-------0--------0-------0----------------------|
G|----0-------2--------4-------4--------------------------|
C|--0-------0--------0-------0----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|

Send my bones back to my home                  Where my spirit can be free

   B        A                C                C         G       A3        A3
e|-----5-------3----3----0-------0----------|------0-----1---0--------3--------3-------|
C|-------0-------0----0----0-------0--------|--------0----0----0--------2--------2-----|
G|---5-------4-----------------0------------|----0------------------4--------4---------|
C|-0-------0-----------------0--------------|--0------------------0--------0-----------|
G|------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|


[Chorus]

 We were far from the shores of England
     C        G       A3     C          
e|------0--------1------3--------0------------------------|
C|--------0--------0------2--------0----------------------|
G|----0--------2-------4--------0-------------------------|
C|--0--------0--------0------0----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|

Far from our children and wives

    C       G         A      A         
e|------0-------1--------3-------3------------------------|
C|--------0-------0--------2-------2----------------------|
G|----0-------2--------4-------4--------------------------|
C|--0-------0--------0-------0----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|

To play our hand in the Newfoundland,    Where the wind cuts like a knife

   B        A                C           C         G       A3        A3
e|-----5-------3----3----0-------0-----|------0-----1---0--------3--------3-------|
C|-------0-------0----0----0-------0---|--------0----0----0--------2--------2-----|
G|---5-------4-----------------0-------|----0------------------4--------4---------|
C|-0-------0-----------------0---------|--0------------------0--------0-----------|
G|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|

 We were far from the shores of England
     C        G       A3     C          
e|------0--------1------3--------0------------------------|
C|--------0--------0------2--------0----------------------|
G|----0--------2-------4--------0-------------------------|
C|--0--------0--------0------0----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|

Far from our native soil

    C       G         A3     A3         
e|------0-------1--------3-------3------------------------|
C|--------0-------0--------2-------2----------------------|
G|----0-------2--------4-------4--------------------------|
C|--0-------0--------0-------0----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------|

To chase a wish and hunt the Fish        And on the rocks to toil

   B        A                C           C         G       A3        A3
e|-----5-------3----3----0-------0-----|------0-----1---0--------3--------3-------|
C|-------0-------0----0----0-------0---|--------0----0----0--------2--------2-----|
G|---5-------4-----------------0-------|----0------------------4--------4---------|
C|-0-------0-----------------0---------|--0------------------0--------0-----------|
G|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|

We were far from the shores of England

    G        G          A      C        C
e|------1--------1---------3-------0----0----------------|
C|--------0--------0---------2-------0--0----------------|
G|----2--------2---------4-------0------0----------------|
C|--0--------0---------0-------0--------0----------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------|



             
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