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Isaac Lewis

Capo on 3rd fret
  		



Intro: G 

verse 1 
                               C           G 
My name is Isaac Lewis, I'm an able-bodied man 
                                         Am               D 
On the ship the Royal Charter, bound off for Van Diemen's Land 
                          G                               C 
Oh, the sea that took six months to cross, we could do in two 
        Bm                           Am           D 
So it's up that Mersey River, out of Liverpool we flew 


verse 2 
    G                            C 
And some of us were sailors, all hardy, young and old 
    Bm                        C                 D 
And some of us were pioneers, bound off for the gold 
                           G                                  C 
There were merchants and musicians, Christian soldiers of the cross 
   Bm                                  Am                  D 
We stared into that foamy sea, saw our dreams there in the broth 

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G C D G Sail on, sail on and on and on C Bm Am G My name is Isaac Lewis, this shall be my song
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verse 3 C G So we landed there in Botany Bay, and the boys went on the town Am D And I met a girl named Emma Gray, I loved her up and down G C And I swore that I'd return for her, one more tour at sea Bm Am D But I had to tell my father what he meant to me verse 4 G C For every night, I dreamed a dream, as the wind swept through the sails Bm C D That I was in my father's house, back in northern Wales G C And I reached out for my father, I said, "I love you very much," Bm Am D But the ship rolled o'er and the dream was drowned before we got to touch
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G C D G Sail on, sail on and on and on C Bm Am G My name is Isaac Lewis, this shall be my song
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Verse 5 C G So I kissed the lips of Emma Gray and set sail for Liverpool Am D And the parrots perched in the riggings, boys and the dolphins swam in schools G C Our trip, it was a pleasant one, till we reached the coast of Wales Bm Am D And one day out from Liverpool, god unleashed a gale Verse 6 G C G Good lord, I've seen some squalls, me boys and hurricanes at sea Am D And many nights I'd rediscovered, faith on bended knee G C But I never seen it blow so hard, we anchored her at last Bm Am D But the waves rolled o'er the top of us, we had to cut the mast Verse 7 G C G And all the mining magnates clutched their gold, believing they'd be saved Am D But their bloody greed destroyed them first, beneath the angry waves G C All the women and the children, lost to eternity Bm Am D Ah, man has tamed and shaped the land, he'll never tame the sea Verse 8 G C And every night I had dreamed a dream, as the wind swept through the sails Bm Am D That I was in my father's house, back in northern Wales G C And I reached for my father, I said, "I love you very much," Bm Am D But the ship rolled o'er and the dream was drowned before we got to touch
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G C D G Sail on, hmmm, hmmm, hmmm C Bm Am G hmmm, hmmm, hmmm, hmmm
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Verse 9 C G We were caught upon the rocks, just ten yards from the shore Am D And we saw men standing on the rocks, maybe three or more G C And I swear I saw my father waving at me through the squall Bm Am D And I screamed that I was coming home, that's all that I recall verse 10 G C G For the waves they swept me overboard with the broken mast and sails Bm C D And I drowned, where as a child I'd fished, on the rocks of northern Wales G C And in three days time I washed up on the whitened sandy shore Bm Am D One hundred yards from Moelfre and my father's white oak door
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G C D G Sail on, sail on and on and on C Bm Am G My name is Isaac Lewis, this shall be my song
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verse 11 C G And some will shout coincidence, or say this can't be true Am D I only say, just tell your loved ones what they mean to you G C For you shall sail the seas of life, pursuing golden schemes Bm Am D Yet, drown so closely to your home, the cradle of your dreams
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G C D G Sail on, sail on and on and on C Bm Am G My name is Isaac Lewis and this has been my song C Bm Am G My name is Isaac Lewis and this has been my song
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