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
Here 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 driving / hard,
A                    / D
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             /
To / find there, but the / road back home a - /
D
gain.

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