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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 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,
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
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
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.