Ewan Maccoll – The Shoals Of Herring chords

G C GWith our nets and gear we're faring
G D GOn the wild and wasteful ocean
G C GIts there that we hunt and we earn our bread
G C D GAs we hunted for the shoals of herring
[Verse 1]
G C GO it was a fine and a pleasant day
G DOut of Yarmouth harbor I was faring
D G C GAs a cabinboy on a sailing lugger
G C D GFor to go and hunt the shoals of herring
[Verse 2]
G C GO the work was hard and the hours long
G DAnd the treatment, sure it took some bearing
D G C GThere was little kindness and the kicks were many
G C D GAs we hunted for the shoals of herring
[Verse 3]
G C GO we fished the Swarth and the Broken Bank
G C DI was cook and I'd a quarter sharing
D G C GAnd I used to sleep standing on my feet
G C D GAnd I'd dream about the shoals of herring
[Verse 4]
G C GO we left the homegrounds in the month of June
G C DAnd to Canny Shiels we soon were bearing
D G C GWith a hundred cran of silver darlings
G C D GThat we'd taken from the shoals of herring
[Verse 5]
G C GNow you're up on deck, you're a fisherman
G DYou can swear and show a manly bearing
D G C GTake your turn on watch with the other fellows
G C D GWhile you're searching for the shoals of herring
[Verse 6]
G C GIn the stormy seas and the living gales
G C DJust to earn your daily bread you're daring
D G C GFrom the Dover Straits to the Faroe Islands
G C D GAs you're following the shoals of herring
[Verse 7]
G C GO I earned my keep and I paid my way
G C DAnd I earned the gear that I was wearing
D G C GSailed a million miles, caught ten million fishes
G C D GWe were sailing after shoals of herring
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