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Ferryland Sealer  Great Big Sea

Song: Ferryland Sealer
Artist: Great Big Sea
Album: Turn
Tabbed by: Andre Bruneau
Capo 2nd fret
(chords written relative to capo)
chords
Em - 022xxx
G - 320033
Cadd9 - x32033
D - xx0323
C - x32010
As with many Great Big Sea songs, the trick is to master the strumming
patterns. It is difficult to tab out strums, but listening to the song
is definetly the best way to go. The Intro and first verse consists
mainly of hard downstrokes (listen to the song for guidance).
Note the little pull-off thing happening with the D in some places.
Watch it though ... the song really begins to pick up by verse 2 ...
This is one of the best bands I've ever heard ... and a great song! God
Bless you East Coast musicians - your music is fantastic!
 
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Intro: (repeat the following 4 times, lyrics begin on final D of intro)
(...our schooner ...)
[Em] [D]  
 
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Verse 1: (hard downstokes)
Our Sc[Em]hooner and our sloop in Ferr[D]yland they do lie
They'r[Em]e already rigg[G]ed to be bound[D] for the ice
All yo[Em]u lads of the [G]south ---- ern
(softly) D C (arpegiate)
We will have you to beware
(hard) Em G D
She's going to the ice in the spring of the year
Chorus: (hit each chord once hard)
Em D Em D Em (begin strumming)
Laddie whack fall the laddie, laddie whack fall the day
[Em] [G] [Em] [G] [Em] [G] [Em] [G]  
Verse 2: (as above but faster pace/more strumming)
Our co[Em]urse be east north-east for two day[D]s and two nights
Our ca[Em]ptain he cried ou[G]t 'boys look ah[D]ead for the ice!
We hov[Em]e her abo[G]ut standing i[D]n for the l[Cadd9]and
twas i[Em]n a few more h[G]ours we were fi[D]rm in the jam
Chorus: (as above)
[Em] [G] [Em] [G]  
Verse 3: (as in verse 2)
Our captain he cried out "come on boys lend a hand"
Our cook he makes the breakfast and each man takes a dram
With there bats in their hands it was earlye for the go
Every man showed his action 'thout the missin' of a blow
Chorus: (as above)
[Em] [G] [Em] [G]  
Verse 4:
Some were killin', some were scalpin, some were haulin' on board
and some more they were firing and a-missin' of their loads
in the dusk of the evening all hands in from the cold
and we counted nine hundred fine scalps in the h ----old
Instrumental
[Em] [D] [Em] [D] 
Pre-chorus to Bridge
[G] [Cadd9] [D]  
[G] [Cadd9] [D]  
Bridge:
We're no[G]w off Cape Spear and in si[Cadd9]ght of Cape B[D]royle
We will [G]dance - sing - carouse me boys in [Cadd9]just a little [D]while
we'll so[G]on enjoy the charms of our sw[Cadd9]eathearts and our fr[D]iends
(downstrokes and heavy palm muting for the following)
But it will[Em] not be long b'fore we're down in[D] the bend
Chorus: (strum throughout)
Em D Em D Em (begin strumming)
Laddie whack fall the laddie, laddie whack fall the day
[Em] [G] [Em] [G]  
Verse 5: (strum pattern follows verse 2-4)
Our S[Em]chooner and our sloop in Fer[D]ryland they do lie
They'r[Em]e already rigg[G]ed to be bound[D] for the ice
Em G (once hard)
 
 All you lads of the south --------- ern

(as in verse 1)
(softly) D C (arpegiate)
We will have you to beware
(hard) Em G D
She's going to the ice in the spring of the year
chorus: (strum hard and fast)
Laddie[Em] whack fall the la[D]ddie, laddie w[Em]hack fa[D]ll the [Em]day
Fall the ladd[D]ie, laddie w[Em]hack fal[D]l the [Em]day
Fall the ladd[D]ie, laddie w[Em]hack fal[D]l the [Em]day
fin.

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