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Uploaded on Jun 2, 2011
This is a song I did way back in high school, and still really enjoy. Dusted it off a couple months ago and wrote up some chords for it. Lots of chord changes, which made putting them to memory a bit difficult. I also recall struggling with getting the words right...would flip the verses around. Fortunately, this recording worked out well...just got to work on that melody line pickin'...
(Poem #27) Sea Fever
Dm C G I must go down to the seas again, Dm C G to the lonely sea and the sky, Gm F B F And all I ask is a tall ship Gm F Gm and a star to steer her by, Cm Eb And the wheel's kick and the wind's song F Gm Dm and the white sail's shaking, Gm F Am Dm And a grey mist on the sea's face Gm F Am Dm and a grey dawn breaking.
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied; And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying, And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again to the vagrant gypsy life, To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife; And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow rover, And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.
-- John Masefield -- adapted from music arranged by John Ireland