Fairport Convention – Honour And Praise chords

Chords:
Left handed
Transpose:
[Intro]
C  Dm  C  F  C  G  F  C G/B

[Verse]
C F C FOn a fine summer's morning as we lay at the quay
C Dm F GThe holds were filled high with the treasures of the sea
C F C FSo that they could be transported by men such as we
C Dm7 G C G G/ATo homeland and for Queen
[Verse]
G/B C F C FWhen the loading was done, we hoisted full sail
C Dm F G G/APrayed for good winds to guide us and deliverance from gales
G/B C F C FAnd the thoughts of the crew turned to home and strong ale
C G FAs we cast off the ropes and set sail
[Chorus]
G C FFight for honour and for praise
G CSailed the sea throughout the days
G/B AmIn cold ground I'll never lay
F G Am F G AmI'd rather die on the ocean
[Verse]
C F C FThirty days out to sea and the weather was fine
C Dm F GThe wind that we'd prayed for and making good time
C F C FThe honour of first home was soon to be mine
C Dm7 G C GTo homeland and to Queen
[Verse]
C F C FBut the night became stormy and the wind changed our course
C Dm F GA gale was a-blowing and the wind gathered force
C F C FAnd I wondered if ever we'd reach our home port
C G/B FOr if we'd all be lost in the storm
[Chorus]
G C FFight for honour and for praise
G CSailed the sea throughout the days
G/B AmIn cold ground I'll never lay
F G Am F G AmI'd rather die on the ocean
[Verse]
C F C FWell, the waves washed the deck, in the wind we were locked
C Dm F GI fought with the wheel to stay clear of the rocks
C F C FBut the fighting is in vain, in the storm we were lost
C Dm7 G C GAnd our prayers blew away on the wind
[Verse]
C F C FWell, I coughed and I choked and I tasted the sea
C Dm F GI looked over the sands, there was no one but me
C F C FAnd I knew that the might of the sea had finished me
C G/B FAnd I wished that I'd drowned in the storm
[Chorus]
G C FFight for honour and for praise
G CSailed the sea throughout the days
G/B AmIn cold ground I'll never lay
F G AmI'd rather die on the ocean
[Verse]
C F C FAnd I've lived with the thought for the rest of m' days
C Dm F GThat I'd given the lives of the crew just to pay
C F C FIn search of the garlands of honour and praise
C G FAnd I wish that I'd drowned in the storm
[Chorus]
G C FFight for honour and for praise
G CSailed the sea throughout the days
G/B AmIn cold ground I'll never lay
F G AmI'd rather die on the ocean
[Chorus]
G C FFight for honour and for praise
G CSailed the sea throughout the days
G/B AmIn cold ground I'll never lay
F G Am F G AmI'd rather die on the ocean
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