Southern cross

Crosby Stills and Nash



 GFC
Got out of town on a boat goin' to southern islands
 GFC
Sailing a reach before a followin' sea
 GFC
She was makin' for the trades on the outside,
 GFC
And the downhill run to Papeete Bay
 GFC
Off the wind on this heading lie the Marquesas
 GCCAmG
We got eighty feet of the waterline, nicely making way
 GFC
In a noisy bar in Avalon I tried to call you
 GFCAmG
But on a midnight watch I realized why twice you ran away
CHORUS:
 FCFG
Think about how many times I have fallen
 FCFG
Spirits are using me, larger voices callin'
 FCFG
What heaven brought you and me cannot be forgotten
 CFG
I have been around the world
 CFG
lookin' for that woman, girl
 CFG
Who knows love can endure
 GFCGFC
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'
 CAmG
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'
 CAmG
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 harlant@hawaii.edu)


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.