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Lyr Req: Schooner Song (John Prince)

GUEST 06 Jul 06 - 04:27 PM
Sorcha 06 Jul 06 - 04:35 PM
Jeremiah McCaw 07 Jul 06 - 01:54 AM
42 07 Jul 06 - 07:45 AM
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GUEST,Liz 24 Feb 16 - 12:57 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: John Prince's Schooner Song
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Jul 06 - 04:27 PM

hi everyone,

Does anyone have access to the lyric to this song by Canadian band John Prince and a Piece of the Rock. I used to have the cd but it seems to have disappeared into the ozone.

Thanks to anyone who can help me out.

j


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: John Prince's Schooner Song
From: Sorcha
Date: 06 Jul 06 - 04:35 PM

Didn't find a thing except The Red Arrow, based on Schooner Song. Sorry


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: SCHOONER SONG (John Prince)
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 07 Jul 06 - 01:54 AM

Happy to help out . . .

The Schooner Song
John Prince (1980)

chorus:                  
(D)Sail away, sail a-(A)way, sail a-(D)way
Out the (G)bay and back again
(D)Sail a-(A)way, sail a-(D)way.

Now I (D)am a proud vessel, I was (A)built very sound
To with-(D)stand the salt water as it (G)crashes around me
As I (D)cut through the waves like a (A)torch cuts through steel
With my (D)weather-worn captain, (G)hands on the wheel
And he (D)sings a sea shanty as (A)we go along
And the (D)rest of the crew join (G)him in his song

I was born in the forest where the great timbers grow
On the side of mountain 'neath a blanket of snow
They felled these great giants and with horse and with sleigh
Pulled them from the forest in the light of the day
And they fashioned my timbers and they fashioned my spars
That would hold the great canvass as we sailed 'neath the stars

I was used for the fishery, I was used to haul freight
With my great timbers creaking as they bend from the weight
Of the cargo I carry that's stored down below
As I push through the waves under rain, wind and snow
But I never grow weary 'til I reach the shore
And my fine crew are alongside their family once more

Now most schooners are gone, only some did they save
Some lie on the bottom in a watery grave
Some are wrecked on the headlands, some foundered at sea
Some remembered in the pages of our history
Now you must ensure no matter the cost
That the legacy of these great ships is not lost

repeat 1st verse and extend last chorus with:

Out the bay and back again
Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away

instrumental tag:    D      D7/C      G/B      Gm/Bb      D


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: John Prince's Schooner Song
From: 42
Date: 07 Jul 06 - 07:45 AM

thenks so much Jeremiah!

jives


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Subject: LYR ADD: John Prince's Schooner Song
From: Sorcha
Date: 07 Jul 06 - 12:08 PM

Just an Add in the Subj box for
From: Jeremiah McCaw - PM
Date: 07 Jul 06 - 01:54 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Schooner Song (John Prince)
From: GUEST,Liz
Date: 24 Feb 16 - 12:57 PM

I am so happy to have found the text of this beautiful song, thanks a thousand times, Mr. McCaw. Kindest greetings, Liz( singing in the harbourchoir Deining in Culemborg, The Netherlands)


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