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June Tabor – The Grey Funnel Line chords
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 ===== Em C D G Em C D G Verse 1 =======GDon't mind the rain or the rolling seaDThe weary night never worries meG/B Cmaj7But the hardest time in a sailor's dayEm C D GIs to watch the sun as it dies a-wayEm C D GHere's one more day on the Grey Funnel LineEm C D G Verse 2 =======GThe finest ship that sails the seaDIs still a prison for the likes of meG/B Cmaj7But give me wings like Noah's doveEm C D GI'll fly up harbour to the girl I loveEm C D GAnd it's one more day on the Grey Funnel LineEm C D G Verse 3 =======GOh Lord if dreams were only realDI'd have my hands on that wooden wheelG/B Cmaj7And with all my heart I'd turn her roundEm C D GAnd tell the boys that we're homeward boundEm C D GAnd 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 ======= I'll pass the time like some machineDUntil the waters turn to greenG/B Cmaj7Then I'll dance on down that walk a-shoreEm C D GAnd sail the Grey Funnel Line no moreEm C D GAnd sail the Grey Funnel Line no more----------------------------------------- I hope I've done it justice! Kevin O'Brien Watford England October 2011 firstname.lastname@example.org