Around The Wild Cape Horn by Fairport Convention

Around The Wild Cape Horn chords by Fairport Convention

Guitar chords with lyrics

Intro:
A  D A F#m E A

Verse:
            D    A  F#m  E    D
I was born a land-bound farm boy and in New England raised
          A            F#m      E
The rippling of the wheat fields, well they were my ocean waves
   A          D    A      F#m  E     D
Each rise and fall, each cry and call, of the crows across the corn
       A     E     A
Were seagulls swooping around the bow
    D         F#m  E     A
Of the ship I dreamed I’d sail around Cape Horn

Instrumental:
A  D A F#m E A

Verse:
           D  A    F#m     E     D
My deck was the dusty farmyard, my mast was the telegraph pole
              A            F#m        E
The windblown whine in the telegraph wire, was the sound called in my soul
    A          D  A       F#m   E   D
And it seemed to have been singing since the day that I was born
          A     E    A
You're gonna take a trip on a sailing ship
D      F#m    E     A
All the way around the wild Cape Horn

Instrumental:
A  D A F#m E A

Verse:
              D A      F#m   E   D
Well, I found that ship in Hamburg and her name it was Peking
            A       F#m         E
Our skipper’s name was Jervis, well I never met a man like him
A           D    A      F#m    E   D
He pulled two men out from the sea, by the hair, in a raging storm
         A      E    A
And he kept that grip on the sailing ship
D      F#m    E     A
All the way around the wild Cape Horn

Verse:
               D    A     F#m    E    D
Well, the cargo weighed five thousand tons, the ship three thousand more
          A       F#m        E
An acre of sail was up aloft, some seventeen storeys tall
    A        D    A     F#m  E   D
And we had a pig and a scruffy dog and a turkey fed on corn
    A    E     A
Willing hands to drive her on
D      F#m    E     A
All the way around the wild Cape Horn

Verse:
     E
Well, its four hours on and its four hours off
    Bm        D
And you sleep in your wet clothes
          A         D   F#m  E
The only dry thing on the ship is the cargo down below
 A       D    A      F#m  E    D
Eleven thousand miles we sailed, nigh on one hundred dawns
      A     E    A
Thirty two sails on a heaving ship
D      F#m    E     A
Hauling us around the wild Cape Horn

Instrumental:
A  D A F#m E A x2

Verse:
         D   A      F#m  E    D
Seventeen days we were becalmed, then Friday the thirteenth
         A           F#m     E
Sixty-eight great ships were lost in the storm of the century
  A        D A    F#m  E     D
We blew into the Atlantic on a sunlit sparkling morn
        A      E    A
The turkey got sick, so we ate him quick
D      F#m    E     A
On the way around the wild Cape Horn

Verse:
         D    A      F#m    E  D
We lost two boys along the voyage, they got washed overboard
        A       F#m       E
Silence from us down below, no one could put in words
  A       D    A   F#m    E    D
Two empty bunks to mark the space, their two lives to mourn
    A     E    A
Torn between all life and death
D      F#m    E     A
All the way around the wild Cape Horn

Verse:
     E
Well, she had us sort of hypnotised
  Bm        D
No time to catch our breath
        A          D    F#m    E
If you want to love your life, you have to flirt with death
A         D     A    F#m    E     D
Sail close to the harnessed wind and treat all risks with scorn
     A    E    A
A farm boy and an unyoked team
D          F#m    E     A
Ploughed their way around the wild Cape Horn

Instrumental:
A  D A F#m E A x2

Verse:
          D A    F#m   E    D
Mountain waves like avalanches, crashed upon the decks
              A          F#m       E
The screaming winds ripped ropes and spars and tried to have us wrecked
    A           D    A     F#m    E     D
But she rose and fell through foam and swell, her sails all ripped and torn
        A   E       A
Eight thousand tons, tossed like a cork
      F#m    E     A
We made it 'round the wild Cape Horn

Verse:
     E
Well, she had us sort of hypnotised
  Bm        D
No time to catch our breath
        A            D    F#m    E
If you want to love your life, well you have to flirt with death
A         D     A    F#m    E     D
Sail close to the harnessed wind and treat all risks with scorn
     A    E    A
A farm boy and an unyoked team
D          F#m    E     A
Ploughed their way around the wild Cape Horn
     A    E    A
A farm boy and an unyoked team
D          F#m    E     A
Ploughed their way around the wild Cape Horn

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