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Marion in Cornwall Lyr Req: Cousin Jack (Show of Hands) (11) Lyr/Chords Add: COUSIN JACK (Steve Knightley) 29 Dec 04

Hi muppitz

I thought these were posted but I couldn't find them anywhere so
these are the words with the chords we use (capo 5).


Words & music by Steve Knightley

(Am)This land is barren and (F)broken
(G)Scarred like the face of the (C)moon (G)
(Am)Our tongue is no longer (Em)spoken
(F)Towns all around face (G)ruin.
(Am)Will there be work in New (F)Brunswick
(G)Will I find gold in the (C)Cape? (G)
(Am)If I tunnel way down to (Em)Australia
(F)Oh will I ever (G)escape?

(C)Where there's a mine or a (G)hole in the ground
(Am)That's where I'm heading for (F)that's where I'm bound
(G)So look for me under the (C)lode and in(G)side the (F)vein (G)
Where the (C)copper the clay the (G)arsenic and tin
(Am)Run in your blood and (F)under the skin
(G)I'll leave the county be(C)hind I'm (G)not coming (F)back
(G)Follow me (F)down cousin (Am)Jack.

The soil was too poor to make Eden
Granite and sea left no choice
Though visions of heaven sustained us
When John Wesley gave us a voice.
Did Joseph once come to St. Michael's mount
Two thousand years pass in a dream
When you're working your way in the darkness
Deep in the heart of the seam

(Chords same as begining of verse)
I dream of a bridge on the Tamar
It open us up to the east
And the English live in our houses
The Spanish fish in these seas

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