Gordon Bok – Canso Strait chords

Chords
Transpose:
[Intro]
D     Em7   A7  G D  Em7 D

[Verse]
Em7In Canso Strait our vessel lay
A7 G D Em7 DWe'd just returned from out the Bay
Em7A schooner built both stout and strong
A7 DAnd to Gloucester she did belong
[Verse]
Em7We were homeward bound and ready for sea
A7 G D Em7 DWhen our drunken captain got on a spree
Em7He come on board and to us did say
A7 D"Get your anchors, boys, and fill away"
[Verse]
Em7Well, we got our anchors at his command
A7 G D Em7 DAnd with all sail set, we left the land
Em7We left old Sand Point on our lee
A7 DAnd headed her out against a steep head-sea
[Instrumental] D Em7 A7 G D Em7 D [Verse]
Em7Well, the night come on, the dark clouds lower
A7 G D Em7 DThe wind did howl and the waves did roar
Em7An angry wave from the angry sky
A7 DIt knocked her down about half-mast high
[Verse]
Em7Well, the jib-sheets parted, which eased her some
A7 G D Em7 DShe come head-to-wind and she rose again
Em7We got our jibs in and a new sheet bent
A7 DAnd straight'way aft to our captain went
[Verse]
Em7We kindly asked him to shorten sail
A7 G D Em7 DOr we'd be lost in the heavy gale
Em7He cursed and swore, that if the wind would blow
A7 DHe'd show us how his old boat could go
[Verse]
Em7Then up spoke one of our gallant men
A7 G D Em7 D"There's twelve of us right here at hand
Em7We'll reef her down and to sea we'll go
A7 DAnd if you refuse, you'll be tied below"
[Verse]
Em7Well, the seas did roar and the wind did rave
A7 G D Em7 DWe never thought our lives we'd save
Em7But we reefed her down to her own success
A7 DShe's like a bird swinging for the nest
[Instrumental] D Em7 A7 G D Em7 D [Verse]
Em7She's headed up off the Cape Shore now
A7 G D Em7 DShe knocks the white foam off her bow
Em7Oh, never again will I ever sail
A7 DWith a drunken captain and a heavy gale
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