Year: 1982 - Album: Colour Collection
G Em I was late at night on the open road G C Speeding like a man on the run C G C G D A lifetime spent preparing for the journey G Em He is closer now, as the search is on G C Reading from a map in the mind C G C G D Yes, there's that rugged hill and there's a boat on the river. Em Em D And when the rain came down, Em Dsus4 D He heard a wild dog howl. C G There were voices in the night. (Don?t do it) C G Voices out of sight. (Don?t do it) C B "Too many men have failed before; whatever you do, Chorus: Em D Em Don't pay the ferryman Em D Em C D Don't even fix a price Em D Em Don't pay the ferryman C D Em Until he gets you to the other side" Em D Em Em D Em G Em In the rolling mist as he gets on board G C Now there'll be no turning back C G C G D Beware that hooded old man at the rudder G Em And the lightning flashed and the thunder rolled G C And people calling out his name C G C G D And dancing bones that jabbered and a-moaned on the water. Em Em D And then the ferryman said Em Dsus4 D "there is trouble ahead C G So you must pay me now" (don't do it) C G "You must pay me now" (don't do it) C B And still that voice came from beyond: "whatever you do, Chorus Em D Em Em D Em Repeat intro B Yea.... Chorus Chorus Em D D Em Em Em Don't pay... The Ferry-man!