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Thread #28185   Message #2769407
Posted By: GUEST,Greywulf in Arkansas
19-Nov-09 - 04:33 PM
Thread Name: Chords Req/Add: Southcoast / South Coast^^
Subject: RE: Chord Req: South Coast (from Ramblin' Jack Elliott
These are the chord I use. not too different but they add a little poignancy.

Kingston Trio South Coast Lyrics:
Am                F6                Am
Chorus: South Coast, the wild coast, is lonely.
F                G        Am
You may win at the game at Jolon, But the lion
    F                Am                        E7
still rules the barranca, and a man there is
    Am
always alone.
   
    Am               Dm                        Am
My name is Juan Hano de Castro. The son of a
F                       G                        Am
Spanish grandee, But I won my wife in a card game,
F                G
to Hell with the lords o'er the Sea.

I picked up the ace. I had won her! My heart,
which was down at my feet Jumped up to my throat
in a hurry- Like a warm summers' day, she was
sweet. (Chorus)

Her arms had to tighten around me as we rode up
the hills from the South. Not a word did I hear
from her that day- or a kiss from her pretty red
mouth.

We came to my cabin at twilight. The stars
twinkled out on the coast. She soon loved the
valley- the orchard- but I knew that she loved me
the most. (Chorus)

Then I got hurt in a landslide with crushed hip
and twice-broken bone. She saddled our pony like
lightning- rode off in the night, all alone.

The lion screamed in the barranca; the pony fell
back on the slide. My young wife lay dead in the
moonlight. My heart died that night with my bride.