Honour And Praise by Fairport Convention

Honour And Praise chords by Fairport Convention

Guitar chords with lyrics

Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)

Difficulty: Novice

Intro:
C Dm C F C G F C G/B

Verse:
   C       F       C     F
On a fine summer's morning as we lay at the quay
  C         Dm      F        G
The holds were filled high with the treasures of the sea
    C         F     C      F
So that they could be transported by men such as we
  C    Dm7   G   C G G/A
To homeland and for Queen

Verse:
G/B   C      F    C      F
When the loading was done, we hoisted full sail
      C       Dm       F       G   G/A
Prayed for good winds to guide us and deliverance from gales
G/B   C        F       C        F
And the thoughts of the crew turned to home and strong ale
   C      G       F
As we cast off the ropes and set sail

Chorus:
G        C    F
Fight for honour and for praise
G               C
Sailed the sea throughout the days
    G/B        Am
In cold ground I'll never lay
  F   G     Am   F G Am
I'd rather die on the ocean

Verse:
    C      F      C      F
Thirty days out to sea and the weather was fine
  C       Dm       F      G
The wind that we'd prayed for and making good time
  C     F       C     F
The honour of first home was soon to be mine
  C    Dm7  G   C G
To homeland and to Queen

Verse:
    C      F       C        F
But the night became stormy and the wind changed our course
 C     Dm       F       G
A gale was a-blowing and the wind gathered force
   C      F     C       F
And I wondered if ever we'd reach our home port
   C      G/B     F
Or if we'd all be lost in the storm

Chorus:
G        C    F
Fight for honour and for praise
G               C
Sailed the sea throughout the days
    G/B        Am
In cold ground I'll never lay
  F   G     Am   F G Am
I'd rather die on the ocean

Verse:
     C        F      C      F
Well, the waves washed the deck, in the wind we were locked
 C        Dm      F      G
I fought with the wheel to stay clear of the rocks
    C       F      C       F
But the fighting is in vain, in the storm we were lost
    C       Dm7    G  C G
And our prayers blew away on the wind

Verse:
    C       F      C     F
Well, I coughed and I choked and I tasted the sea
     C    Dm        F     G
I looked over the sands, there was no one but me
   C       F      C        F
And I knew that the might of the sea had finished me
   C        G/B      F
And I wished that I'd drowned in the storm

Chorus:
G        C    F
Fight for honour and for praise
G               C
Sailed the sea throughout the days
    G/B        Am
In cold ground I'll never lay
  F   G     Am
I'd rather die on the ocean

Verse:
     C       F        C     F
And I've lived with the thought for the rest of m' days
     C     Dm      F      G
That I'd given the lives of the crew just to pay
  C       F      C     F
In search of the garlands of honour and praise
   C       G       F
And I wish that I'd drowned in the storm

Chorus:
G        C    F
Fight for honour and for praise
G               C
Sailed the sea throughout the days
    G/B        Am
In cold ground I'll never lay
  F   G     Am
I'd rather die on the ocean

Chorus:
G        C    F
Fight for honour and for praise
G               C
Sailed the sea throughout the days
    G/B        Am
In cold ground I'll never lay
  F   G     Am   F G Am
I'd rather die on the ocean

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