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Great Big Sea - Ferryland Sealer

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From "Turn" (1999)
(Traditional, Arranged By GBS)

Tab By: Bill Dunne, Randy Rix

INTRO:  [Em]   [G]

Our [Em]Schooner and our sloop in Ferry[D]land they do lie
She's [Em]already [G]rigged to be [D]bound for the ice
All you [Em]lads of the [G]southern we will [D]have you to [C]beware 
She's [Em]going to the [G]ice in the [D]spring of the year 

CHORUS:

Laddie [Em]whack fall the [D]laddie, laddie [Em]whack [D]fall the [Em]day 

INTRO (x4)

Our [Em]course be east north-east for two [D]days and two nights 
Our [Em]captain he cried [G]out 'boys look a[D]head for the ice! 
We [Em]hove her a[G]bout standing [D]in for the [Cadd9]land 
twas [Em]in a few more [G]hours we were [D]firm in the jam 

CHORUS

INTRO

Our captain he cried out "come on boys lend a hand" 
Our cook he makes the breakfast and each man takes a dram 
With there bats in their hands it was earlye for the go 
Every man showed his action 'thout the missin' of a blow 

CHORUS

INTRO

Some were killin', some were scalpin, some were haulin' on board 
and some more they were firing and a-missin' of their loads 
in the dusk of the evening all hands in from the cold 
and we counted nine hundred fine scalps in the hold 

INSTRUMENTAL:  [Em]   [D]   [Em]   [D]
               [G]     [Cadd9]     [D]  (x2)

BRIDGE:
We're [G]now off Cape Spear and in [Cadd9]sight of Cape [D]Broyle 
We will [G]dance, sing, carouse me boys in [Cadd9]just a little [D]while 
We'll [G]soon enjoy the charms of our [Cadd9]sweathearts and our [D]friends 
But it [Em]will not be long b'fore we're [D]down in the bend 

CHORUS:

INTRO:

Our [Em]Schooner and our sloop in Ferry[D]land they do lie 
They're [Em]already [G]rigged to be [D]bound for the ice 
All you [Em]lads of the [G]southern we will [D]have you to be[C]ware 
She's [Em]going to the [G]ice in the [D]spring of the year 

CHORUS #2:
Laddie [Em]whack fall the [D]laddie, laddie [Em]whack [D]fall the [Em]day 
Fall the [D]laddie, laddie [Em]whack [D]fall the [Em]day
Fall the [D]laddie, laddie [Em]whack [D]fall the [Em]day 
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