Southern Cross chords by Crosby, Stills & Nash
Southern Cross, is a song written by Stephen Stills, Rick Curtis, and Michael Curtis and performed by the rock band Crosby, Stills & Nash. It was featured on the bands Daylight Again album and was released as a single in September 1982.
Stephen Stills sings lead vocals throughout, with Graham Nash joining the second verse. Because David Crosby did not rejoin the band until the album was already underway, his vocals are not featured on the album version of the song, although he did appear in the video and subsequently sang the song with the group in live performances. The single was a respectable success on the charts, reaching #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks in late November and early December 1982.
- Tuning: Standard tuning
- Difficulty: Novice
Southern Cross Crosby Stills Nash and Young Intro AA Gmaj7Gmaj7 DD AA GG DD AA
AA GG DD Got outta` town on a boat going to southern islands AA GG DD AA Sailin` reach before a a following sea GG DD She was makin` for the trades on the outside AA GG DD AA And the downhill run to Paapete Bay GG DD Off this wind on this headin` lie the Marqueses AA GG DD BmBm AA We got eighty feet of the waterline nicely makin` way GG DD In a noisy bar in Avalon I tried to call you AA GG DD BmBm AA But on the midnight watch I realized why twice you ran away GG Think about DD Gmaj7Gmaj7 AA GG Think about how many times I have fallen DD Gmaj7Gmaj7 AA GG Spirits are using me larger voices calling DD Gmaj7Gmaj7 AA What heaven brought you and me cannot be forgotten DD G6G6 AA I have been around... the world lookin` DD G6G6 AA Lookin` for that woman girl you know she knows DD G6G6 AA Who knows love can endure AA GG DD AA GG DD AA And you know it will
AA GG DD When you see the Southern Cross for the first time AA GG DD AA You understand now why you came this way GG DD `Cause the truth you might be runnin` from is so small AA GG But its as big as the promise DD BmBm AA The promise of the comin` day AA GG DD So I`m sailin` for tommorrow my dreams are a dying AA GG DD And my love is an anchor tied to you BmBm AA Tied with a silver chain AA GG DD I have my ship and all her flags are a flyin` AA GG She is all that I have left DD BmBm AA And music is her name GG Think about DD Gmaj7Gmaj7 AA GG Think about how many times I have fallen DD Gmaj7Gmaj7 AA GG Spirits are usin` me larger voices callin` DD Gmaj7Gmaj7 AA What heaven brought you and me cannot be forgotten I been around DD G6G6 AA I have been around... the world lookin` DD G6G6 AA Lookin` for that woman girl DD G6G6 AA Who knows love can endure AA GG DD And you know it will AA GG DD AA And you know it will Gmaj7Gmaj7 DD AA Gmaj7Gmaj7 DD AA Gmaj7Gmaj7 DD AA Gmaj7Gmaj7 DD AA AA GG DD So we cheated and we lied and we tested AA GG And we never failed to fail DD BmBm AA It was the easiest thing to do GG DD You will survive being bested AA GG Somebody fine will come along DD BmBm AA Make me forget about lovin` you AA G6G6 DD AA GG DD In the southern cross