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Tickle Cove Pond  Great Big Sea

[G]In cuttin and haulin in frost a[D]nd in snow
we're up against [C]troubles that few people k[D7]now
It's o[G]nly by courage and p[D]atience and grit
and eatin plain [C]food that we [D]keep ourselves f[G]it
The ha[Em]rd and the easy we take as they come
C walk down to Am D
and when ponds freeze over we shorten our runs
to [G]hurry my haulin with spring co[D]ming on
I near lost me a [C]mare out on [D]Tickle Cove [G]Pond

CHORUS:
[D]Lay h[G]old William Oldford, lay hold Willi[D]am White
Lay hold of the [C]cordage and pull all your mi[D]ght
Lay ho[G]ld of the bowline and [D]pull all you can
And give me a [C]lift with poor [D]Kit on the [G]pond

I [G]knew that the ice grew w[D]eaker each day
But still took the [C]risk and kept haulin [D7]away
One eve[G]ning in April bound [D]home with a load
my mare showed some [C]halting ag[D]ainst the ice [G]road
She kne[Em]w more than I did as matters turned out
C walk down to Am D
Been lucky for me had I joined her in doubt
She tu[G]rned round her head with t[D]ears in her eyes
As if she were [C]sayin "You're [D]risking our [G]lives"

All [G]this I ignored with a [D]whip handle blow
For man is a [C]stupid dumb creature you [D7]know
And the [G]very next moment the [D]pond gave a sigh
and up to our [C]necks went poor [D]Kitty and [G]I

CHORUS

And if[Em] I had taken wise Kitty's advice
C walk down to Am D
I ne'er would have made that short cut on the ice
Poor cr[G]eature she's dead, poor c[D]reature she's gone
I'll ne'er get my [C]mare out of [D]Tickle Cove P[G]ond

I [G]raised an alarm you could [D]hear for a mile
and neighbours showed [C]up in a very short [D7]while
You c[G]an always rely on the [D]Oldfords and Whites
To render assis[C]tance in [D]all your bad [G]plights
To he[Em]lp a kind neighbour is part of their lives
C walk down to Am D
The same can be said for their children and wives
And wi[G]th the rope fastened a[D]round the mare's breast
William White for a [C]shanty song [D]made a req[G]uest
There was [Em]no time for thinkin no time for delay
C walk down to Am D
Straight from his heart came this song right away

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