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HELP:Call the Captain (from Steel Canyon Rangers)

Joe Offer 15 Apr 15 - 07:08 PM
Joe Offer 16 Apr 15 - 03:38 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Call the Captain (Graham Sharp)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Apr 15 - 07:08 PM

Here's another song I'm preparing for the Rise Again Songbook. There are a few parts I don't hear quite clearly, particularly "hunk of coal" and the mine/mines in the chorus. Anybody wanna take a listen and provide advice?

CALL THE CAPTAIN
(Graham Sharp)

Call up the captain, tell him I ain't comin' in
He can dig his own coal, something else is happening
This living that I'm making is doing us in
He's broken the lives of too many good men
(up 4) C Em Am - (3x) G - - -

Been hauling coal since I was big enough to fight
Some 30-odd shifts without a glimpse of daylight
The corporation likes to say that everything's all right
Dig yourself a hole, get outta sight
There's a dark cloud above me that's blocking out the sun
Burn another hunk of coal, listen to the engines run
One half is starving while the other's having fun
So - call the captain (x4)

_ _ Melinda _ close the door
I ain't going down to the mines today
I want clear blue skies & whole lot more
I ain't going down to the mine
C Em Am - G - / - - Am - / C Em G - / - - Am -

There's a hole in this bucket I've been carrying around
I fill it up to the top & watch it spill on the ground
I go down to the mines & when I come back out
I got nothin' to show but the sweat on my brow
These hills are my own flesh & bones
They're all that I love & they're all that I've known
So please don't ask me to destroy my home
I'm not gonna choose btw my heart & my soul, so

Call up the Captain, tell him I ain't coming in
He can dig his own coal, something else is happening
This living that I'm making is doing us in
So - call the captain (x4)

(bridge) Hear the whistle blow this morning
Hear the whistle blow today
Hear the whistle blow this morning
Am - - - / C - Am - /    /

Graham Sharp
On Steep Canyon Rangers Lovin' Pretty Women

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M1BIwp8VzI


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Subject: RE: ADD:Call the Captain (from Steel Canyon Rangers)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Apr 15 - 03:38 AM

Refresh. Anybody with a good ear who can explain or correct that "hunk of coal" line?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: HELP:Call the Captain (from Steel Canyon Rangers)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 16 Apr 15 - 08:16 AM

Joe, 'hunk of coal' sounds correct. It also makes sense in the context of the line.


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