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Southern cross  Crosby Stills Nash

Go[G]t out of town on a bo[F]at goin' to southern isl[C]ands
Sailing a re[G]ach [F]before a followin' s[C]ea
S[G]he was makin' for the tra[F]des on the out[C]side,
And the dow[G]nhill run [F]to Papeete B[C]ay
Off the wi[G]nd on this head[F]ing lie the Marq[C]uesas
We got eig[G]hty feet of the [C]waterline, n[C]icely m[Am]aking [G]way
In a noi[G]sy bar in Av[F]alon I tried to c[C]all you
But on a mid[G]night watch I re[F]alized why tw[C]ice you r[Am]an aw[G]ay
T[F]hink about how ma[C]ny times I[F] have fa[G]llen
Sp[F]irits are usi[C]ng me, lar[F]ger voices cal[G]lin'
W[F]hat heaven brought y[C]ou and me can[F]not be forg[G]otten
I have been ar[C]oun[F]d the worl[G]d
loo[C]kin' for that wo[F]man, gi[G]rl
Who kn[C]ows love ca[F]n end[G]ure
And you know it w[G]ill[F]   [C] And you know it wi[G]ll [F] [C]
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, tie[C]d with a si[Am]lver ch[G]ain
I have my ship and all her flags are a flyin'
She is all that I have left and mu[C]sic is[Am] her n[G]ame ...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

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scotsman113 (report)

I'm with Zurf.....sounds better and simpler.

Zurf (report)

I prefer the +2 to take this into A rather than G. Good job on the progression!

pnelsonsr (report)

Yeah its a capo up 2 or just use the +2 Semitones

Defcon3133 (report)

If you want to play along with the recording with these chords, capo second.

addicted2nub (report)

Capo 3