Rogers StanWhite Squall Текст

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From: Barrie McCombs 


WHITE SQUALL Time: 4/4 Tenor: C Bass: A
- Stan Rogers, 1982, on: From Fresh Water

1 * 6m 4
Now it's just my luck to have the watch, with nothing left to do
3 * 2m 5
But watch the deadly waters glide, as we roll north to the Soo
1 * 6m 4
And wonder when they'll turn again, and pitch us to the rail
3m 5 1 *
And whirl off one more youngster in the gale


1 * 6m 4
The kid was so damned eager, it was all so big and new
3 * 2m 5
You never had to tell him twice, or find him work to do
1 * 6m 4
And evenings on the mess deck, he was always first to sing
3m 5 1 *
And show us pictures of the girl he'd wed in spring


CHORUS ONE (after verses 1, 3,):
5 57 4 3
But I told that kid a hundred times, don't take the lakes for granted
6m 3 2m 5
They'll go from calm to a hundred knots, so fast they seem en-chanted
1 * 6m 4
But to-night some red-eyed Wiarton girl, lies staring at the wall
3 5 1 *
And her lover's gone in-to a white squall

Now it's a thing that us old-timers know, in a sultry summer calm
There comes a blow from nowhere, and it goes off like a bomb
And a sixteen thousand tonner can be thrown upon her beam
While the gale takes all before it with a scream


The kid was on the hatches, lying staring at the sky
>From where I stood, I swear I could, see tears fall from his eye
So I hadn't the heart to tell him, that he should be on a line
Even on a night so warm and fine


CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO


NOTES:
- Write for the sheet music


WHITE SQUALL PAGE TWO


1 * 6m 4
When it struck, he sat up with a start, I roared to him: Get down
3 * 2m 5
But for all that he could hear, I might as well not made a sound
1 * 6m 4
So I clung there to the stanchions and I felt my face grow pale
3m 5 1 *
As he crawled hand-over-hand along the rail


1 * 6m 4
Now I could feel her heeling over with the fury of the blow
3 * 2m 5
And I watched the rail go under then, so terrible and slow
1 * 6m 4
Then like some great dog she shook herself and roared upright a-gain
3m 5 1 *
While overside I heard him call my name


1 * 6m 4
So it's just my luck to have the watch, with nothing left to do
3 * 2m 5
But watch the deadly waters glide, as we roll north to the Soo
1 * 6m 4
And wonder when they'll turn again, and pitch us to the rail
3m 5 1 *
And whirl off one more youngster in the gale


CHORUS TWO:
5 57 4 3
And I tell these kids a hundred times, don't take the lakes for granted
6m 3 2m 5
They'll go from calm to a hundred knots, so fast they seem en-chanted
1 * 6m 4
But to-night some red-eyed Wiarton girl, lies staring at the wall
3 5 1 *
And her lover's gone into a white squall

SYMBOLS:
- Asterisk (*) = new measure, play same chord
- Period (.) = 1/8 note rest at start of a measure
- Underline(_) = sustain note into next measure

CHORDS (Number System):
- Example: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
- Key of C: C D E F G A B
- Detailed description: /pub/guitar/other_stuff/numbering_system.txt

- Submitted by: Barrie McCombs (bmccombs@acs.ucalgary.ca)
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