Southern cross

Crosby Stills and Nash

Got out of town on a boat goin' to southern islands
Sailing a reach before a followin' sea
She was makin' for the trades on the outside,
And the downhill run to Papeete Bay
Off the wind on this heading lie the Marquesas
We got eighty feet of the waterline, nicely making way
In a noisy bar in Avalon I tried to call you
But on a midnight watch I realized why twice you ran away
Think about how many times I have fallen
Spirits are using me, larger voices callin'
What heaven brought you and me cannot be forgotten
I have been around the world
lookin' for that woman, girl
Who knows love can endure
And you know it will    And you know it will   
When you see the Southern Cross for the first time
You understand now why you came this way
'Cause the truth you might be runnin' from is so small
But it's as big as the promise, the promise of a coming day
So I'm sailing for tomorrow, my dreams are a dyin'
And my love is an anchor tied to you, tied with a silver chain
I have my ship and all her flags are a flyin'
She is all that I have left and music is her name ...CHORUS
So we cheated and we lied and we tested
And we never failed to fail, it was the easiest thing to do
You will survive being bested C Am G
But somebody fine will come along make me forget about loving you
In the Southern Cross
(from Daylight Again, 1982)
(sent by Harlan at

Am C F G
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addicted2nub (report comment to admin):
Capo 3
Defcon3133 (report comment to admin):
If you want to play along with the recording with these chords, capo second.
pnelsonsr (report comment to admin):
Yeah its a capo up 2 or just use the +2 Semitones
Zurf (report comment to admin):
I prefer the +2 to take this into A rather than G.  Good job on the progression!
scotsman113 (report comment to admin):
I'm with Zurf.....sounds better and simpler.