The Grey Funnel Line chords with lyrics by June Tabor - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

June Tabor – The Grey Funnel Line chords

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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
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Em   C   D   G
Em   C   D   G

Verse 1
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GDon't mind the rain or the rolling sea
DThe weary night never worries me
G/B Cmaj7But the hardest time in a sailor's day
Em C D GIs to watch the sun as it dies a-way
Em C D GHere's one more day on the Grey Funnel Line
Em C D G Verse 2 =======
GThe finest ship that sails the sea
DIs still a prison for the likes of me
G/B Cmaj7But give me wings like Noah's dove
Em C D GI'll fly up harbour to the girl I love
Em C D GAnd it's one more day on the Grey Funnel Line
Em C D G Verse 3 =======
GOh Lord if dreams were only real
DI'd have my hands on that wooden wheel
G/B Cmaj7And with all my heart I'd turn her round
Em C D GAnd tell the boys that we're homeward bound
Em 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 machine
DUntil the waters turn to green
G/B Cmaj7Then I'll dance on down that walk a-shore
Em C D GAnd sail the Grey Funnel Line no more
Em C D GAnd sail the Grey Funnel Line no more
----------------------------------------- I hope I've done it justice! Kevin O'Brien Watford England October 2011 watfordkev@gmail.com
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