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Ferryland Sealer  Great Big Sea

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[Em]                [D]                                                             
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Verse 1: (hard downstokes)

        Our Sc[Em]hooner and our sloop in Ferr[D]yland they do lie
        They'r[Em]e already rigg[G]ed to be bound[D] for the ice
        All yo[Em]u lads of the [G]south ---- ern
(softly) D C (arpegiate)
We will have you to beware
(hard) Em G D
She's going to the ice in the spring of the year

Chorus: (hit each chord once hard)

Em D Em D Em (begin strumming)
Laddie whack fall the laddie, laddie whack fall the day

[Em]    [G]   [Em]    [G]   [Em]    [G]   [Em]    [G]            
Verse 2: (as above but faster pace/more strumming)

        Our co[Em]urse be east north-east for two day[D]s and two nights
        Our ca[Em]ptain he cried ou[G]t 'boys look ah[D]ead for the ice!
        We hov[Em]e her abo[G]ut standing i[D]n for the l[Cadd9]and
        twas i[Em]n a few more h[G]ours we were fi[D]rm in the jam

Chorus: (as above)

[Em]     [G]    [Em]     [G]                       
Verse 3: (as in verse 2)
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: (as above)

[Em]     [G]    [Em]     [G]                       
Verse 4:
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 h ----old

Instrumental
        [Em]                 [D]           [Em] [D] 
Pre-chorus to Bridge
        [G]            [Cadd9]           [D]      
Bridge:
        We're no[G]w off Cape Spear and in si[Cadd9]ght of Cape B[D]royle
        We will [G]dance - sing - carouse me boys in [Cadd9]just a little [D]while
        we'll so[G]on enjoy the charms of our sw[Cadd9]eathearts and our fr[D]iends

(downstrokes and heavy palm muting for the following)
        But it will[Em] not be long b'fore we're down in[D] the bend

Chorus: (strum throughout)
Em D Em D Em (begin strumming)
Laddie whack fall the laddie, laddie whack fall the day

[Em]     [G]    [Em]     [G]                       
Verse 5: (strum pattern follows verse 2-4)

        Our S[Em]chooner and our sloop in Fer[D]ryland they do lie
        They'r[Em]e already rigg[G]ed to be bound[D] for the ice
Em G (once hard)
        All you lads of the south --------- ern



(as in verse 1)
(softly) D C (arpegiate)
We will have you to beware
(hard) Em G D
She's going to the ice in the spring of the year

chorus: (strum hard and fast)

        Laddie[Em] whack fall the la[D]ddie, laddie w[Em]hack fa[D]ll the [Em]day
        Fall the ladd[D]ie, laddie w[Em]hack fal[D]l the [Em]day
        Fall the ladd[D]ie, laddie w[Em]hack fal[D]l the [Em]day

fin.

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