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Chord Req: North Sea Holes

Gillies 08 May 07 - 04:17 AM
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Subject: Chord Req: North Sea Holes
From: Gillies
Date: 08 May 07 - 04:17 AM

Hi

I'm looking for the chords to a couple of songs that John Doyle does (brilliantly by the way) on his album "Evening comes early".
Track one - North Sea Holes
Track two - Blue Diamond Mines

Any help, as usual, would be greatly recieved as we're just about getting to winter down here in Tassie & I need something to accompany the Talisker in getting me through those long winter nights. (Did I get any tears?)

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: North Sea Holes
From: Cattail
Date: 08 May 07 - 03:25 PM

Hi Gillies

This was taken from the Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger Songbook
Published by Oak Publications in 1963.

NOTES:

Written in 1960 as part of the musical narration of BBC's Italia
prize-winning radio folksong documentary, "Singing The Fishing".
The herring fishermen regard themselves, with some justification,
as the 'last of the hunters' and are a distinct breed on their own.



NORTH SEA HOLES

WORDS AND MUSIC BY EWAN MacCOLL



    Dm             C    Dm         C               Dm
Come all you gallant fishermen that plough the stormy sea,

    Am       Dm          Gmaj    Dm
The whole year round on the fishing grounds

CHORUS

       C       Dm            C       Dm
On the Northern Minch and the Nor-way Deeps,

       C         A7          Dm       Am
On the banks and Knolls of the North Sea holes

          Dm      C          Dm
Where the herring shoals are found



It's there you'll find the Norfolk boys and the lads from Peter head,
There's Buckie chiels* and men from Shields,
On the Northern Minch and the Norway Deeps,
On the banks and Knolls of the North Sea holes
Where the herring shoals are found


From Fraserborough and Aberdeen, from Whitby, Yarmouth town,
The fleets away at the break of day
To the Northern Minch and the Norway Deeps,
To the banks and Knolls of the North Sea holes
Where the herring shoals are found


It's off with a boiler full of steam and your engine spic and span,
To fish the grounds the North Sea round,
And fish the Knolls and the North Sea holes
And try your luck at the North Shields Gut
With a catch of a hundred cran*


No need to wait for wind and tide, you're the master of the sea,
Come calm or squall, just shoot and haul
And fill the hold with the fish to be sold
And steam ahead for the curing shed
And the buyers on the Yarmouth quay


Come all you gallant fishermen that sail the stormy sea,
The whole year round on the fishing grounds
On the Northern Minch and the Norway Deeps
On the banks and Knolls and the North Sea holes
Where the herring shoals are found


* Chiels = Men
* Cran   = Measurement of herring


I hope that this is the song you are looking for. Sorry I can't
help you with the other one.

Best wishes

Cattail !


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: North Sea Holes
From: Peace
Date: 08 May 07 - 03:31 PM

Midi here.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: North Sea Holes
From: Gillies
Date: 08 May 07 - 07:31 PM

Thanks Cattail & Peace.

A' Ra Best!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: North Sea Holes
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Aug 14 - 12:23 AM

[Dm]        , [C], [Dm], [C], [Dm], [C], [Dm]        
        [Am]        , [Dm], [G], [Dm]
        [C], [Dm], [C], [Dm]
        [C], [A7], [Dm], [Am],
        [Dm], [C], [Dm]        

Come [Dm]all ye [C]gallant [Dm]fisher[C]men that [Dm]plough the [C]stormy [Dm]sea,
The [Am]whole year [Dm]round on the [G]fishing [Dm]grounds
On the [C]Northern [Dm]Minch and the [C]Nor-way [Dm]Deeps,
On the [C]banks and [A7]Knolls of the [Dm]North Sea [Am]holes
Where the [Dm]herring [C]shoals are [Dm]found

It's [Dm]there you'll [C]find the [Dm]Norfolk [C]boys and the [Dm]lads from [C]Peter [Dm]head,
There's [Am]Buckie [Dm]chiels* and [G]men from [Dm]Shields,
On the [C]Northern [Dm]Minch and the [C]Nor-way [Dm]Deeps,
On the [C]banks and [A7]Knolls of the [Dm]North Sea [Am]holes
Where the [Dm]herring [C]shoals are [Dm]found

From [Dm]Fraser[C]borough and [Dm]Aber[C]deen, from [Dm]Whitby, [C]Yarmouth [Dm]town,
The [Am]fleets a[Dm]way at the [G]break of [Dm]day
To the [C]Northern [Dm]Minch and the [C]Nor-way [Dm]Deeps,
To the [C]banks and [A7]Knolls of the [Dm]North Sea [Am]holes
Where the [Dm]herring [C]shoals are [Dm]found


It's [Dm]off with a [C]boiler [Dm]full of [C]steam and your [Dm]engine [C]spic and [Dm]span,
To [Am]fish the [Dm]grounds the [G]North Sea [Dm]round,
And [C]fish the [Dm]Knolls and the [C]North Sea [Dm]holes
And [C]try your [A7]luck at the [Dm]North Shields [Am]Gut
With a [Dm]catch of a [C]hundred [Dm]cran*

No [Dm]need to [C]wait for [Dm]wind and [C]tide, you're the [Dm]master [C]of the [Dm]sea,
Come [Am]calm or [Dm]squall, just [G]shoot and [Dm]haul
And [C]fill the [Dm]hold with the [C]fish to be [Dm]sold
And [C]steam a[A7]head for the [Dm]curing [Am]shed
And [Dm]the buyers on the [C]Yarmouth [Dm]quay

The [Am]whole year [Dm]round on the [G]fishing [Dm]grounds
On the [C]Northern [Dm]Minch and the [C]Nor-way [Dm]Deeps,
On the [C]banks and [A7]Knolls of the [Dm]North Sea [Am]holes
Where the [Dm]herring [C]shoals are [Dm]found


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: North Sea Holes
From: GUEST,JohnCNZ
Date: 12 Apr 17 - 08:11 AM

The version by Bob Fox and Stu Luckley (on their 1996 CD "Box Of Gold") has an extra verse that goes as follows:

Now it's up at the dawn, with your sea-boots on
And down to Yarmouth Quay,
To fish Smith's Knoll, where the big seas roll
On the Northern Minch, on the Norway Deeps
And the banks and knolls of the North Sea Holes
Where the herring shoals are found.

They have it immediately before the verse about boilers full of steam.


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