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Loreena Mckennitt - Old Ways chords

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                       THE OLD WAYS - Loreena McKennitt
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Tabbed by: heatherly_yours
Email: felenei@hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard EADGBE



intro chords:
Em
Em/Bm/C/Am


Em               Bm                C             Am
  The thundering sea is calling me home, home to you.
Em             Bm                C             Am
  The pounding sea is calling me home, home to you.

Em                     Bm                         C
  On a dark new year's night on the west coast of Clare
               Am
  I heard your voice singing.
Em                     Bm                          C
  Your eyes danced the song, your hands played the tune.
                 Am
  T'was a vision before me.

Em                    Bm                         C
  We left the music behind and the dance carried on
              Am
  as we stole away to the seashore
Em             Bm                           C
  and smelt the brine, felt the wind in our hair
                       Am
  and with sadness you paused.

              Em                      Bm
  Suddenly, I knew that you'd have to go.
                     C                       Am
  Your world was not mine, your eyes told me so.
             Em                             Bm
  Yet it was there I felt the crossroads of time
                 C          Am
  and I wondered why.

Em               Bm                   C
  As we cast our gaze on the tumbling sea,
                Am
  a vision came o'er me,
Em              Bm                 C
  of thundering hooves and beating wings
                Am
  in the clouds above.

             Em                        Bm
  Turning to go, heard you call out my name.
                   C                            Am
  like a bird in a cage, spreading its wings to fly.
                    Em                     Bm
  "The old ways are lost", you sang as you flew
                 C         Am
  and I wondered why.

Em               Bm                   C             Am
  The thundering waves are calling me home, home to you.
Em             Bm                C             Am
  The pounding sea is calling me home, home to you.
  (x3)


In the original recording, after the first chorus, the verses and choruses are picked
rather than strummed - you can play them as below. They're not exactly the same, (these 
are highly simplified) but it sounds great anyway and will give you an idea of how to add 
variations. The fill can be anything you like within the chord pattern. I've just used 
these as examples.


 |       Em       |   fill (e.g.)  |       Bm       |   fill (e.g.)  |
e|------o-----o---|------------o---|------2-----2---|---------2------|
B|---------o------|---------o------|---------3------|------------3---|
G|------o-----o---|------o---------|---4--4-----4---|------4---------|
D|---2-----2------|---2------------|---------4------|---4------------|
A|----------------|----------------|---2------------|----------------|
E|---o------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|


 |        C       |   fill (e.g.)  |        Am      |   fill (e.g.)  |
e|------o-----o---|----------------|------o-----o---|---------o------|
B|---------1------|---------1------|---------1------|------1-----1---|
G|---o--o-----o---|------o-----o---|---2--2-----2---|---2------------|
D|---------2------|----------------|---------2------|----------------|
A|---3------------|---3------------|---o------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
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