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Thread #44872   Message #4008077
Posted By: GUEST,Don Meixner
09-Sep-19 - 11:47 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Martin Greigh (Taylor Whiteside)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Martin Greigh (Taylor Whiteside)
I came across this in a search. These are the chords I use and they seem to work fine for me.

Martin Greigh Taylor Whiteside

    G                      C                   G
My Father was a fisherman, likewise my brothers too
They followed in his footsteps, with a wooden point of view
      C                G                               D
While I the black sheep of the lot work safely on the shore
    C                G                D               G
And keep account of what we got, find ways to make it more

Chorus                                                                                                G                         C                   G
Four boats in the harbor, where's the Martin Greigh?                                                   
She was due to fetch that Cutty Light by 3 O'clock today
C                G          C          D                                 
No sail on the horizon, no vessel by the quay
C                G          D                  G
Four boats in the harbor, oh where's the Martin Greigh?

Now our mother left for Boston town some seven years ago
Us boys'd see that letter come each Christmas time or so
And father takes the dory then, and round the harbor rows
Until the weather drives him in that's when the sorrow shows

I know our father said that some fine day he'd take the Greigh and go
To an island far beyond the bay that the coasting trade don't know
And there he'll run the mainsail down and anchor by the shore
And dream about old fishing grounds and think on her once more

You see, a man's the master of his heart as boys we all were told
And you strain to play the hero's part, a Captain brave and bold
But in the end you'll pay the toll for feelings never shown
And trapped within this age-old role you find yourself alone