Stan Rogers - Northwest Passage Chords & Tabs

 

Northwest Passage Chords & Tabs

Stan Rogers Chords & Tabs

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Northwest Passage Chords

   
Northwest Passage     2/4     Stan Rogers
from the album "Northwest Passage" 1981 Fogarty's Cove Music Inc.
Standard Tuning Two Strums per chord	submitted by Ken Lee
					kandvlee@shaw.ca
Chorus:
        / D        / A
Ah, for / just one / time,
        / G                  / Bm
I would / take the Northwest / Passage
   /  G               / D
To / find the hand of / Franklin,
         / Em               / G
Reaching / for the Beaufort / Sea.
        / D        / A
Tracing / one warm / line,
          / G                / Bm
Through a / land so wide and / savage, and
G                / D   -    A      /  D   / /
Make a Northwest / Passage, to the / sea. / /

D                 / A
Westward from the / Davis Strait,
     / G                 / Bm
'Tis / there was said to / lie,
    / G                / D
The / sea route to the / Orient,
    / G             /  Em
For / which so many / died,
D                / A
Seeking gold and / glory,
        / G                / Bm
Leaving / weathered broken / bones, and
  / G              / D  -   A        / D       / /
A / long forgotten / lonely cairn of / stones. / /

Chorus:
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      / D                 / A
Three / centuries there - / after,
       / G            / Bm
I take / passage over / land,
       / G                  / D
In the / footsteps of brave / Kelso,
          / Em                    / G
Where his / "sea of flowers" be - / gan.
        /  D                / A
Watching / cities rise be - / fore me,
          / G                / Bm
Then be - / hind me sink a - / gain,
     / G             / D
This / tardiest ex - / plorer,
        / D     -   A         / D
Driving / hard, a - cross the / plains. / /

Chorus:

    / D                      / A
And / through the night be - / hind the wheel,
    / G                / Bm
The / mileage clicking / west,
  / G                / D
I / think upon Mac - / kenzie,
      / Em                / G
David / Thompson, and the / rest,
    / D                    / A
Who / cracked the mountain / ramparts, and
    / G               / Bm
Did / show a path for / me,
   / G                / D   -   A      / D     / /
To / race the roaring / Fraser, to the / sea.  / /

Chorus:

    / D            / A
How / then am I so / different,
         / G                      / Bm
From the / first men through this / way,
     / G              / D
Like / them, I left a / settled life,
  / Em               / G
I / threw it all a - / way,
   / D                / A
To / seek a Northwest / Passage,
       / G            / Bm
At the / call of many / men,
   / G                   / D   -     A        / D     / /
To / find there, but the / road back home a - / gain. / /

Chorus:
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