Gordon Lightfoot - Ballad Of The Yarmouth Castle Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
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Asus2

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Asus4

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No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
Capo on 2 fret
Am xo231Co x32o1o G 32ooo4 Asus2xo23oo xo234o 3Asus42oo14 Gsus4 ||||o| ||||o| |||||| |||||| |||||| ||||o| ||oo|| ||o||| |o|||| ||oo|| ||oo|| |o|||| |||||| |o|||| o||||o |||||| ||||o| o||||o SONG: WeAmll it's 4 o'clock in the afterCnoon, the anchors Ghave been weighed, FrAmom Miami to GNassau, she's boAmund across the waves. ShCe's a-headin' souGth through Biscayne Bay, into the open sea, ThAme Yarmouth Castle's, she's a-dGying and don't knowAm it! ThAmere were many years Cshe's been to sea, sheG's seen the better times, ShAme gives a groan of pGrotest as they castAm away her lines. AnAmd the grumble of hCer engines and the Grust along her spine, TeAmlls the Castle she'sG too old to bAme sailing. BuAmt the sands run oCut within her heart, a Gtiny spark glows red, SmAmoulders through the eveniGng as laughterAm overhead, NoAmw when dinner's served and the cCards are dealt, & the G drinks are passed around, DeAmep within, the fire Gstarts a-burning.Am NoAmw it's midnight on Cthe open sea, theG moon is shining bright, SoAmme people join the Gparty and othAmers say goodnight. ThAmere's many who aCre sleeping now, it's Gbeen a busy day, AnAmd the tiny whisp Gof smoke is a-Amrisin'. "OAmh lord," she groans, "IC'm burnin', let someGone understand!" BuAmt her silent plea Gis wasted in the Amplayin' of the band! EvAmerybody's dancin' on the Cdeck and they're a-havGin' such a time, AnAmd a voice says, G"Shut up and deal, I'm loAmsin'" DeAmep within the Yarmouth CCastle the firGe begins to glow, ItAm leaps into the haGllways and climbAms and twists and grows! AnAmd the paint she wore Cto keep her young, oh GLord, how well it burns! AnAmd soon that ol' fGire is ragiAmn'. NoAmw beneath the bridge it'sC climbing fast, the caGptain stands alone HeAm calls up to the boGs'un, says, "Bos'uAmn, we are lost!" FoAmr the ragged hoses in the racksC, no pressureG do they hold, ThAme people down belGow will soon be dyinAm'. AlAml amidship's, oh she's a-bClazin' now, it's spreGadin' fore and aft! ThAme people are a-sGcramblin' as the fireAm blocks the path. ThAme evil smoke surrCounds them and they're fallGin' in their tracks, AnAmd the captain in hGis lifeboat is a-Amleavin'.

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OhAm then the ship BanaCna Star, comes steamGin' through the night, ShAme sees the Castle bGlazin' and 'tis a teAmrrible sight. "JAmump down, jump down," the captCain cries, "we'll save yoGu if we can!" AnAmd the paint on hGis funnels is a-Amfryin'. GoAmd help the ones who sCleep below and cannGot find the way, ThAmank God for those weG rescued upoAmn this awful day! NoAmw the heroes they aCre many but the Gtimes are goin' slim, AnAmd now from stern to bGow she's a-blazAmin'. OhAm the Yarmouth Castle'Cs moanin', she's cGryin' like a child, YoAmu can hear her if yGou listen aboAmve the roar so wild. IsAm she cryin' for thCe ones who lie wGithin her molten sides, OrAm cryin' for heGrself I'm a-wondeAmrin'? BuAmt the living soon weCre rescued, the Gones who lived to tell, FrAmom the Star theGy a-watched her as sheAm died there in the swells. LiAmke a toy ship on Ca mill pond she bGurned all through the night,