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The Day Of The Clipper

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The Day Of The Clipper Song Lyrics And Guitar Chords. Makem And Clancy. I picked one comment from a poster on youtube about this song and I quote '' I Remember when songs like this and The Unicorn were topping the charts instead of shit like Justin Bieber'' . I'm sure many will agree ?. written By Steve Romanoff. This song is from the album Two For The Early Dew.

Intro: G-G-F-C   G-G-F-C
You can (G)see the squares of canvas dancing (C)over the ho(G)rizon
You can (G)feel the chanty wailing to the (D)heaving of the (D7)men
You can (C)feel the seas up (D)to your knees and you (G)know the sea is (C)rising
And you (G)know the clipper's (C)day has come a(D)gain -D
To the (G)men on high, the bosun's cry co(C)mmands a (D7)killing (G)strain
Till (G)every mother's son begins to (D)pray(D7)
With a (C)hearty shout, she (D)comes about as she (G)heads into the (C)rain
And the (G)ship has never (D)seen a (D7)better (G)day -G

(D)Sailing ships and sailing men will (C)sail the open (G)waters
Where the (C)only thing that (G)matters is the (C)wind in(D7)side the (D)main
So (C)all you loving (D)mothers keep your (G)eyes upon your (C)daughters
For the (G)sails will mend their (C)tatters and the (D)masts will (D7)rise a(G)gain (G)


(G)Wooden beams and human dreams are (C)all that makes her (G)go
And the (G)magic of the wind upon her (D)sails(D7)
She'd (C)rather fight the (D)weather than the (G)fishes down be(C)low
God (G)help us if the (C)rigging ever (D)fails -D
As the (G)timber creaks, the captain speaks a(C)bove the (D7)vessel's (G)groan
'Til (G)every soul on board can hear the (D)call(D7)
It's (C)nothing but the (D)singing of the (G)ship inside her (C)bones
And (G)this is when she (D)like it (D7)best of (G)all -G

Chorus + F-C

Where the (G)current goes, the clipper's nose is (C)plowing fields of (G)green
Where (G)fortune takes the crews, we wish them (D)well(D7)
Where (C)men could be when (D)lost at sea is (G)somewhere in bet(C)ween
The (G)regions of a (C)heaven and a (D)hell -D
They're (G)sailing eastern harbors and the (C)Cali(D7)fornia (G)shores
If you (G)set your mind to see them then you (D)can(D7)
As you (C)count each mast go (D)sailing past you (G)prouder than be(C)fore
Then you'll (G)know the clipper's (D)day has (D7)come a(G)gain -G

Modified chorus beginning with an (F)-chord instead of (D)
F-C-G-G (several times fading)


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