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The Dark Island. Dm Am F C Away to the Westward I'm longing to be C Am C G Where the beauties of heaven unfold by the sea G Dm Am F C Where the sweet purple heather runs fragrant and free C G7 C On a hill top high above the Dark Island. [ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/i/iain-mclachlan/156811.html ] Chorus: C F C Oh Isle of my childhood I'm dreaming of thee Am C G As the steamer leaves Oban and passes Tiree G Dm Am F C Soon I'll capture the magic that lingers for me G7 C Fmaj7 C When I'm back once more upon the Dark Island Chorus So gentle the sea breeze that ripples the bay Where the stream joins the ocean, and young children play On the strand of pure silver, I'll welcome each day And I'll roam forever more the Dark Island Chorus True gem of the Hebrides bathed in the light Of the midsummer dawning that follows the night How I yearn for the cries of the seagulls in flight As they circle high above the dark island Chorus C G7 C Fmaj7 C When I'm back once more upon the Dark Island.
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