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Chord Req: St. John's Waltz (Ron Hynes)

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GUEST,barryparsons@roadrunner.nf.net.DELETETHISTAG 07 Feb 04 - 05:28 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: Ron Hynes - St. John's Waltz
From: GUEST,barryparsons@roadrunner.nf.net.DELETETHISTAG
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 05:28 PM

Looking for chords to St. John's Waltz.

The verse progression is straightforward, but there's a switch in the chorus that I just can't get a handle on. If the chords to this song are online anywhere, I can't find them - well, except for one terrible interpretation on a Tripod users homepage.

Thanks,
Barry


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Ron Hynes - St. John's Waltz
From: GUEST, GEST
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 07:05 PM

Are the guitar tabs in this interpretation terrible, too?

St. John's Waltz

If they are, when you get some good ones, how about passing them along to me, so I can change the page. :-)


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: St. John's Waltz (Ron Hynes)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 02:06 PM

C F C
C C/b Am Am/g D7 G
C F Am
C C/b Am Am/g D7 G
F F/g Am Am/g F C/e
Dm G E7 A7 Dm G C


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: St. John's Waltz (Ron Hynes)
From: Peace
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 02:38 PM

ron_hynes (at) hynesite (dot) org

Try contacting Ron at that address. He's a good guy.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: ST. JOHN'S WALTZ (Ron Hynes)
From: Willie-O
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 03:07 PM

Here's how I do it, in D. Chords are shown just before the syllable they fall on.
I suspect its the E-A-F#-B 7ths that puzzled our guest poster.
W-O

ST. JOHN'S WALTZ (Ron Hynes)

Oh the (D)harbour (A7)lights are (D)gleaming
And the (G)evenings still and (D)dark
And the (D)seagulls are all (Bm)dreaming
Seagull (E)dreams on Amherst (A7)Rock
And the (D)mist is (A7)slowly (D)drifting
As the (G)storefront lights go (Bm)dim
And the (D)moon is gently (Bm)liftin
As the (E7)last ships comin (A7)in

(Refrain) Every (G)sailor's got a story
Some are (D)true, and some are (G)false
But they're (E7)always (A7)wrecked, and they're (F#7)up on the (B7)deck
(E7)Dancin' the (A7)St John's (D)Waltz.

(Turnaround: E / / A7 // F#7 // B7 // E7 // A7 // D // D)

Oh we've (D)had our (A7)share of (D)history, Seen (G)nations come and (D)go.
Seen (D)battles rage o'er (Bm)land and stage Four (E7)hundred years or (A7)more
For (D)glory (A7)or for (D)freedom Or for (G)country or for (Bm)King
Or for (D)money or fame, but there (Bm)are no names
On the (E7)graves where men lie (A7)sleeping

All the (G)nine to fives survive the day With a (D)sigh and a dose of (G)salts
And they're (E)parkin their (A7)cars, and (F#7)packin' the (B7)bars
And (E7)dancing the (A7)St John's (D)Waltz.

Oh my (D)heart is (A7)on the (D)highway And I'm (G)sold on goin to (D)sea
All the (D)planes fill the (Bm)skyway All the (E)trains run swift and (A7)free
Leave the (D)wayward (A7)free to (D)wander Leave the (G)restless free to (Bm)roam
If it's (D)rocks in the bay, if it's (Bm)old cliche You will (E7)find your (A7)way back home
But don't (G)question or enquire What's been (D)gained, what's been (G)lost
In a (E)world of ro(A7)mance don't miss (F#7)out on the (B7)chance
To be (E7)dancin' the (A7)St John's (D)Waltz.

-Ron Hynes


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: ST. JOHN'S WALTZ (Ron Hynes)
From: GUEST,Barry
Date: 12 Jul 10 - 02:21 PM

Greetings all ... I'd forgotten about this request until I googled the same question today (6.5 years later). I play the song all the time these days, but there's still that sticky transition that stumps me from time to time (it's at the start of the 3rd line in the refrain - no idea why it gets me every time). While it's fresh in my mind, this is the way I do it (similar to W-O but a full step lower and some slight mods):

St John's Waltz (Ron Hynes)

open with chord progression from refrain

Oh the (C)harbour (G7)lights are (C)gleaming
And the (F)evenings still and (C)dark
And the (C)seagulls (Em7)are all (Am7)dreaming(Am)
Seagull (D)dreams on Amherst (G)Rock
And the (C)mist is (G7)slowly (C)drifting
As the (F)storefront lights go (C)dim
And the (C)moon is gent(Em7)ly (Am7)liftin(Am)
As the (D)last ships (G)comin in

(Refrain) Every (F)sailor's got a story(G)
Some are (C)true(Em7), and some are (F)false(Am7)
But they're (Dsus2)always (G)wrecked, and they're (E7)up on the (A7)deck
(Dsus2)Dancin' the (G)St John's (C)Waltz.

etc.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: St. John's Waltz (Ron Hynes)
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 05:53 PM

Compliments to Willie-O...play with a capo on the 2nd and it sounds just like the recording I got of the song


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: St. John's Waltz (Ron Hynes)
From: GEST
Date: 15 Dec 11 - 10:09 AM

Thanks to Willie-O as well. I have made some minor changes to the lyrics as transcribed from a youTube video at GEST Songs of Newfoundland and Labrador:
http://www.wtv-zone.com/phyrst/audio/nfld/01/waltz.htm


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