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June Tabor - The Grey Funnel Line chords

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Written by the great Cyril Tawney.

This refers to the British Navy (nicknamed the Grey Funnel Line) and the yearning for 
home when at sea.

Transcribed from a magnificent performance from June Tabor for the BBC
backed by Martin Simpson and others

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61FI86oV3qA


Standard tuning capo 2


Intro
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Em   C   D   G
Em   C   D   G

Verse 1
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               G
Don't mind the rain or the rolling sea

                           D
The weary night never worries me

                G/B                Cmaj7
But the hardest time in a sailor's day

                Em C      D      G
Is to watch the sun as it dies a-way

                Em         C    D      G
Here's one more day on the Grey Funnel Line

Em   C   D   G


Verse 2
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           G
The finest ship that sails the sea

                                   D
Is still a prison for the likes of me

            G/B               Cmaj7
But give me wings like Noah's dove

            Em     C       D      G
I'll fly up harbour to the girl I love

                  Em         C    D      G
And it's one more day on the Grey Funnel Line

Em   C   D   G


Verse 3
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                            G
Oh Lord if dreams were only real

                                 D
I'd have my hands on that wooden wheel

                G/B                Cmaj7
And with all my heart I'd turn her round

             Em  C           D       G
And tell the boys that we're homeward bound

                  Em         C    D      G
And it's one more day on the Grey Funnel Line

= inst =

(as the verse)

G   D   G/B   Cmaj7
Em  C   D     G
Em  C   D     G


Verse 4
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I'll pass the time like some machine

                         D
Until the waters turn to green

                   G/B              Cmaj7
Then I'll dance on down that walk a-shore

             Em  C       D       G
And sail the Grey Funnel Line no more

             Em          C    D  G
And sail the Grey Funnel Line no more





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I hope I've done it justice!

Kevin O'Brien
Watford
England
October 2011

watfordkev@gmail.com
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