Traditional Folk - Lord Franklin Chords & Tabs


Lord Franklin Chords & Tabs

Traditional Folk Chords & Tabs

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Lord Franklin Chords

This is a traditional folk song that I first heard performed by an Irish band called "ARCANADH"                                 

Lord Franklin
Capo 3

D				G        G Bm7 Em
Was homeward bound one night on the deep
Em			 A7	
Swinging in my hammock I fell asleep
D                     G            D
Dreamed a dream that I thought was true
Em              A7          G        D
Concerning Franklin and his gallant crew

D                        G          G Bm7 Em
With a hundred seamen he sailed away
Em                          A7 
To the frozen oceans in the month of May
D                 G          D
To seek a passage around the Horn
Em            A7            G         D
Where we poor sailors would sometimes go
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D                             G            G Bm7 Em
Through cruel misfortune they vainly strove
Em                               A7
The ship on mountains of ice was drove
D                     G    D
To where the Eskimo’s king Kinuite
Em           A7           G    D
Was the only man who ever came through

D                        G            G Bm7 Em
In Baffins Bay where the whale fish go
Em                     A7
The fate of Franklin no man may know
D                    G             D 
The fate of Franklin no tongue can tell
Em   A7         G     D    
Lord Franklin sailors dwell

D                    G             G Bm7 Em
And now my burden it brings me pain
Em                   A7
For my Lord Franklin I’d sail the main
D                   G            D
A thousand pounds I would surely give
Em      A7       G          D
If Lord Franklin could only live