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Across the Line  Bellowhead


ACROSS THE LINE - Bellowhead

Tabbed by: Dan Glover (dan-the-man278)
Tuning: Standard EADGBe, no capo
This is a great song off a wonderful album, and it has some tricky progressions
here and there. However, I think this is pretty much spot-on. Comments and
corrections are welcome.
Note: In the second and third instrumentals, I have notated the rhythm of some of
the chords using slashes and bar lines- the chords should be on the first, third
and fourth beats of those bars.
Chord shapes:
Em: 022000
F#m7: 242222 or 244200
Bm7: x24232
A: x02220
D/F#: 2x0232 (wrap your thumb round the neck for the bass note & muting the A-string)
G: 320033 or 320003
D: xx0232
Bm: x24432
F#m: 244222
[Em] [F#m7] [Bm7] [A]  

I've s[Em7]ailed the whole world over, a[F#m7]cross the seven seas
I c[Bm7]ourted my sweetheart undern[A]eath the Kaori trees
I travelled with the north wind, up to the Bering Strait
Around the horn and home again; for that is the sailor's fate

Bm7 A (x4)
VERSE 2 (same as verse 1)

Across the barren wasteland of the frozen Arctic sea
Through Polynesian breezes and southern storms sailed we
The wind all in the rigging sings a lonely lullaby
Bm7 A Bm (2 beats)
A sailor I have always been; a sailor I will die

Ac[D/F#]ross the l[G]ine, the G[D]ulf Stream
[G]Working your life aw[D]ay
Ar[D/F#]ound the h[G]orn and h[Bm]ome again
[A] For that is the sailor's [Bm]way

Bm7 A (x2)
|G / Bm A|D / A G|
[F#m-F#m7]Bm7 A (x8)
VERSE 3 (different)

[G]We sailed up to the n[A]orthward, we sailed up to the e[Bm]ast
We reefed our sail in the st[F#m7]rongest gale and stood in the calmest s[G]ea
Ocean bound by Dusky Sound and Pegasus through the strait
Port Cooper, ocean, Tom Kane Bay; for that is the sailor's fate

Em7 F#m7 (x4)
|G / Bm A|D / A G|

Across the line, the Gulf Stream
Working your life away
Around the horn and home again
Across the line, the Gulf Stream
Working your life away
Around the horn and home again
For that is the sailor's way
[Bm] [A] [G] [F#m7] [Bm]  

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A Bm Bm7 D D/F# Em Em7 F#m7 G
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