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Thread #30205   Message #1497523
Posted By: GUEST,Lou
01-Jun-05 - 02:38 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Sea Fever (Masefield/Andrews)
Subject: RE: Search Challenge - Sea Fever
Re: Sea Fever Guitar chords - John Ireland's version.

This is what I came up with from memory - it seemed to work and as hardly anyone else knew the song I got away with it! It was best when a flute and fiddle played the melody line along with the guitar, because the tune's a bit unpredictable if you don't know it. Sounded lovely - very haunting - round the camp-fire! (The camp theme was "The Sea" in case you were wondering - this was the spot of culture between Disney songs and Yellow Submarines etc!)


Dm       C          G                F    C             D
I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
Em                Gm    Dm       C         F       C   
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
          Am                Gm    Cm            F          D   
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
       Em F          C      Am         G          A    Dm                                                                                                                                                                                                            
And a gray mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I haven't yet cross-checked it with the piano chords (thanks, Mary), but I will and make any adjustments as necessary ready for next time.

Louise in Southampton.