Gordon Lightfoot

The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

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The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

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Intro:    Asus2   A11   D     Asus2   A11   D      Asus2     Asus2    
   
   
       Asus2                          Em                                 G                  D                 Asus      Asus 
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down  of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee  
       Asus2                     Em                                    G              D                Asus2     Asus2  
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead when the skies of November turn gloomy.   
           Asus2                            Em                                       G                D                    Asus2  Asus2 
With a load of iron ore twenty-six thousand tons more  than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty,   
        Asus2                            Em                                     G              D                   Asus2   Asus2 
That good ship and true was a bone to be chewed when the Gales of November came early.    
       Asus2                              Em                          G                      D             Asus2   
The ship was the pride of the American side  coming back from some mill in Wisconsin  
           Asus2                         Em                             G                     D               Asus2   
As the big freighters go, it was bigger than most with a crew and good captain well seasoned,   
      Asus2                              Em                                       G          D              Asus2  
Concluding some terms with a couple a steel firms when they left fully loaded for Cleveland.   
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And later that night when the ship's bell rang         could it be the north wind they'd been feelin'?   
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       Asus2                           Em                            G                D          Asus2   Asus2 
The wind in the wires made a tattle-tale sound and a wave broke over the railing.   
       Asus2                         Em                                G              D                  Asus2  Asus2 
And ev'ry man knew, as the captain did too  'twas the witch of November come stealin'.   
      Asus2                           Em                                         G                D                 Asus2 
The dawn came late and the breakfast had to wait  when the Gales of November came slashin'.   
          Asus2                       Em                      G            D            Asus2 
When afternoon came it was freezin' rain  in the face of a hurricane west wind.   

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           Asus2                          Em                                  G             D                 Asus2   Asus2                                  
When suppertime came the old cook came on deck sayin  Fellas  it's too rough t'  feed ya."   
     Asus2                  Em                                  G              D                 Asus2    Asus2 
At seven P.M. a main hatchway caved in he said Fellas, it's been good t'  know ya  
      Asus2                          Em                              G                   D               Asus2                         
The captain wired in he had water comin' in  and the good ship and crew was in peril.   
       Asus2                         Em                                            G                 D                 Asus2 
And later that night when its lights went outta sight   came the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.   

Intro:      Asus2   A11   D     Asus2   A11   D      Asus2     Asus2         Asus2   Asus2 


   
         Asus2                          Em                                   G                    D              Asus2   Asus2                         
Does any one know where the love of God goes when the waves turn the minutes to hours?   
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The searchers all say they'd have made Whitefish Bay   if they'd put fifteen more miles behind 'er.   
         Asus2                              Em                                    G                      D                   Asus2   
They might have split up or they might have capsized    they may have broke deep and took water.   
       Asus2                       Em                                    G                   D                  Asus2    
And all that remains is the faces and the names  of the wives and the sons and the daughters.   

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Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings     in the rooms of her ice-water mansion.   
       Asus2                        Em                                  G              D                 Asus2    Asus2   
Old Michigan steams like a young man's dreams   the islands and bays are for sportsmen.   
       Asus2                  Em                G                 D           Asus2      
And farther below Lake Ontario  takes in what Lake Erie can send her   
            Asus2                     Em                                  G                D            Asus2                               
And the iron boats go as the mariners all know  with the Gales of November remembered.   

Intro:    Asus2   A11   D     Asus2   A11   D      Asus2     Asus2  (2x)

   
       Asus2               Em                                    G          D             Asus2     Asus2  
In a musty old hall in Detroit they prayed    in the Maritime Sailors Cathedral   
       Asus2                                Em                                    G               D                Asus2  Asus2     
The church bell chimed 'til it rang twenty-nine times  for each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald.   
        Asus2                         Em                                  G                  D              Asus2   Asus2    
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down   of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee   
    Asus2                         Em                                      G               D                  Asus2     
Superior  they said, never gives up her dead    when the gales of November come early 


Intro:     Asus2   A11   D     Asus2   A11   D      Asus2     Asus2  (2x)
 
		  

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