The Band - Acadian Driftwood tab


  "Acadian Driftwood" (Robertson)
   From "Northern Lights, Southern Cross" (1976)

   Capo third fret and drop D tuning.

 Intro figure:

e|------------|------------2-| B|------------|------------3-| G|-----------0|------------2-| D|-----0-0h2--|------------0-| A|-0h2--------|-0h2-0------0-| E|-0----------|-------b3-0-0-|
D Asus4 The war was over and the spirit was broken Bm Cadd9 Em7 The hills were smokin' as the men withdrew D A/e F#m We stood on the cliffs, Oh, and watched the ships G Em7 Slowly sinking to their rendezvous D Asus4 They signed a treaty and our homes were taken Bm Cadd9 Em7 Loved ones forsaken, they didn't give a damn D A/e F#m Tryin' to raise a family, end up the enemy G Em7 Over what went down on the plains of Abraham Chorus: D G Em7 Asus4 A Acadian driftwood, gypsy tailwind, G/b D/a G Em7 They call my home, the land of snow D G Em7 Asus4 A Canadian cold front, movin' in G/b D/a G Bm Em7 A7 D What a way to ride, oh what a way to go Then some returned to the motherland The high command had them cast away And some stayed on to finish what they started They never parted They're just built that way We had kin livin' south of the border They're a little older and they've been around They wrote a letter life is a whole lot better So pull up your stakes, children and come on down CHORUS Fifteen under zero when the day became a threat My clothes were wet and I was drenched to the bone Been out ice fishing,mhmm,too much repetition Make a man wanna leave the only home he's known Sailing out of the gulf headin' for Saint Pierre Nothin' to declare; All we had was gone Broke down along the coast,oh,But what hurt the most When the people there said "You'd better keep movin' on" CHORUS Everlasting summer filled with ill content This government had us walkin' in chains This isn't my turf,this ain't my season Can't think of one good reason to remain we worked in the sugar fields up from New Orleans It was ever green up until the floods You could call it an omen Points ya where you're goin' Set my compass north I got winter in my blood CHORUS Coda,en francais to fade: D Asus4 A G/b Em7 Sais tu, A-ca-di-e j'ai le mal du pays D Asus4 A G/b Em7 Ta neige, Acadie, fait des larmes au solei D Asus4 A G/b Em7 D J'arrive Acadie, teedle um, teedle um, teedle ooh
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