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Breakfast in Hell   Slaid Cleaves

Breakfast in Hell  Slaid Cleaves


 Capo 2


 Intro chords:

 [(Am)] [(C)] [(G)] [(C)] [(C/B)] [(Am)]  

 In the [(Am)]melting snows of On[(C)]tario where the [(G)]wind'll make you [(Am)]shiver

 'Twas the [(Am)]month of May up in [(C)]Georgian Bay near the [(G)]mouth of the Musquash[(Am)] River

 Where the [(C)]bears prowl and the [(G)]coyotes howl and you can [(C)]hear the [(C/B)]osprey [(Am)]scream

 Back in '[(G)]99 we were cutting pine and [(C)]sending it [(C/B)]down the [(Am)]stream


 Young Sandy Gray came to Go Hon Bay all the way from PEI

 Where the weather's rough and it makes you tough, no man's afraid to die

 Sandy came a smilin', 30,000 Islands was the place to claim his glory

 Now Sandy's gone but his name lives on, and this is Sandy's story


 Chorus 1:

 Young [(C)]Sandy Gray lives[(Am)] on today in the [(C)]echoes of a mighty [(Am)]yell

 [(G)]Listen close and you'll hear a ghost

 In this [(C)]story [(C/B)]that I [(Am)]tell, boys

 This [(C)]story [(C/B)]that I [(Am)]tell


 Now Sandy Gray was boss of the men who'd toss the trees onto the shore

 They'd come and go till they'd built a floe of 100,000 logs or more

 And he'd ride 'em down toward Severn Sound to cut 'em up in the mills for timber

 And ships would haul, spring, summer, and fall, 'til the ice came in December


 One Sabbath Day, big Sandy Gray came into camp with a peavey on his shoulder

 With a thunder crack he dropped his axe and the room got a little bit colder

 Said 'Come all you, we've got work to do We've gotta give 'er all we can give 'er

 'There's a jam of logs at the little jog near the mouth of the Musquash River


 With no time to pray on the Lord's Day, they were hoping for God's forgiveness

 But the jam was high in a troubled sky and they set about their business

 They poked with their poles and ran with the rolls and tried to stay on their feet

 Every trick they tried and one man cried 'This log jam's got us beat'


 Chorus 2:

 But Sandy Gray was not afraid and he let out a mighty yell

 'I'll be damned, we'll break this jam,

 Or it's breakfast in Hell, boys'

 Breakfast in Hell'


 Now every one of the men did the work of ten and Sandy scrambled up to the top

 He's working like a dog heaving 30 foot logs and it looked like he'd never stop

 They struggled on those men so strong till the jam began to sway

 Then they dove for cover to the banks of the river all except for Sandy Gray


 Now with thoughts of death they held their breath as they saw their friend go down

 They all knew in a second or two he'd be crushed or frozen or drowned

 They saw him fall and they heard him call, just once and then it was over

 Young Sandy Gray gave his life that day near the mouth of the Musquash River


 Chorus 2


 East of Giant's Tomb, there's plenty of room, there's no fences and no walls

 And if you listen close, you'll hear a ghost, down by Sandy Gray Falls

 Through the tops of the trees, you'll hear in the breeze, the echoes of a might yell

 'I'll be damned, we'll break this jam, or it's breakfast in Hell'


 Chorus 3:

 And Sandy Gray lives on today in the echoes of a mighty yell

 'I'll be damned, we'll break this jam,

 Or it's breakfast in Hell, boys'

 'Breakfast in Hell'











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