White Squall chords with lyrics by Stan Rogers - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Stan Rogers – White Squall chords

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WHITE SQUALL - Stan Rogers

C C Am FNow it's just my luck to have the watch, with nothing left to do
E E Dm GBut watch the deadly waters glide, as we roll north to the Soo
C C Am FAnd wonder when they'll turn again, and pitch us to the rail
Em G C CAnd whirl off one more youngster in the gale
C C Am FThe kid was so damned eager, it was all so big and new
E E Dm GYou never had to tell him twice, or find him work to do
C C Am FAnd evenings on the mess deck, he was always first to sing
Em G C CAnd show us pictures of the girl he'd wed in spring
CHORUS ONE (after verses 1, 3,):
G G/B F EBut I told that kid a hundred times, don't take the lakes for granted
Am E Dm GThey'll go from calm to a hundred knots, so fast they seem en-chanted
C C Am FBut to-night some red-eyed Wiarton girl, lies staring at the wall
E G C CAnd her lover's gone in-to a white squall
C C Am FNow it's a thing that us old-timers know, in a sultry summer calm
E E Dm GThere comes a blow from nowhere, and it goes off like a bomb
C C Am FAnd a sixteen thousand tonner can be thrown upon her beam
Em G C CWhile the gale takes all before it with a scream
C C Am FThe kid was on the hatches, lying staring at the sky
E E Dm GFrom where I stood, I swear I could, see tears fall from his eye
C C Am FSo I hadn't the heart to tell him, that he should be on a line
Em G C CEven on a night so warm and fine
WHITE SQUALL PAGE TWO
C C Am FWhen it struck, he sat up with a start, I roared to him: Get down
E E Dm GBut for all that he could hear, I might as well not made a sound
C C Am FSo I clung there to the stanchions and I felt my face grow pale
Em G C CAs he crawled hand-over-hand along the rail
C C Am FNow I could feel her heeling over with the fury of the blow
E E Dm FAnd I watched the rail go under then, so terrible and slow
C C Am FThen like some great dog she shook herself and roared upright a-gain
Em G C CWhile overside I heard him call my name
C C Am FSo it's just my luck to have the watch, with nothing left to do
E E Dm GBut watch the deadly waters glide, as we roll north to the Soo
C C Am FAnd wonder when they'll turn again, and pitch us to the rail
Em G C CAnd whirl off one more youngster in the gale
CHORUS TWO:
G G/B F EAnd I tell these kids a hundred times, don't take the lakes for granted
Am E Dm GThey'll go from calm to a hundred knots, so fast they seem en-chanted
C C Am FBut to-night some red-eyed Wiarton girl, lies staring at the wall
E G C CAnd her lover's gone into a white squall
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