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Thread #23482   Message #752043
Posted By: alinact
21-Jul-02 - 03:10 PM
Thread Name: Chords Req: Ready for the Storm (Dougie MacLean)
Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: READY FOR THE STORM (from Mattea)
Why not - here's a Kathy Mattea version.

Allan

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Date: 7/6/97; 4:38:39 PM
From: Arnoldkg@aol.com
Subject: Ready for the Storm - Kathy Mattea

Ready for the Storm
Performed by Kathy Mattea on "Time Passes By" in the key of Dm
Written by Dougie MacLean

Capo 5

Introduction: 3 times
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1 time
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Am
Oh, the waves crash in and the tide pulls out
G
It's an angry sea but there is no doubt
F
That the lighthouse will keep shinin' out
G
To warn the lonely sailor
Am
The lightnin' strikes and the wind cuts cold
G
Through the sailor's bones to the sailor's soul
F
Till there's nothing left that he can hold
G
Except the rolling ocean

Am F Em
But I am ready for the storm
G
Yes Sir, ready
Am F Em
I am ready for the storm
G Am
I'm ready for the storm

3 times
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1 time
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Am
Oh, give me mercy for my dreams
G
'Cause every confrontation seems
F
To tell me what it really means
G
To be this lonely sailor
Am
And when you take me by your side
G
You love me warm, you love me
F
And I should have realized
G
I had no reasons to be frightened

Am F Em
But I am ready for the storm
G
Yes Sir, ready
Am F Em
I am ready for the storm
G Am
I'm ready for the storm

Am G F G Am G F G (lead played over these chords)
Am
The distance it is no real friend
G
And time will take its time
F
And you will find that in the end
G
It brings you me, the lonely sailor
Am
And when the sky begins to clear
G
The sun it melts away my fear
F
I'll cry a silent weary tear
G
For those that need to love me.

Am F Em
But I am ready for the storm
G
Yes Sir, ready
Am F Em
I am ready for the storm
G
Yes Sir, ready
Am F Em
I am ready for the storm
G
Yes Sir, ready
Am F Em
I am ready for the storm
G Am
I'm ready for the storm