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James Keelaghan chords for Fires of calais

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ARTIST: James Keelaghan
TITLE: The Fires of Calais
Lyrics

           A chord diagramG+G                       A chord diagramE minorEm                   A chord diagramC majorC                            A chord diagramD MajorD
The fishing boats roll out across the dark green Channel water
              A chord diagramG+G                        A chord diagramE minorEm                  A chord diagramC majorC                        A chord diagramD MajorD
As they gather speed for Flanders they cut their nets away
               A chord diagramG+G                      A chord diagramE minorEm                       A chord diagramC majorC                      A chord diagramD MajorD
It's not herring they'll be pulling from the waters on this morning
                 A chord diagramG+G                   A chord diagramE minorEm                      A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramD MajorD     A chord diagramG+G
But they'll reap a bitter harvest from the fires of Calais

Twenty leagues from France I saw the amber soaked horizon
In our lee the cliffs of Dover fall beneath the Channel waves
Where waters used to sing a song to soothe the hearts of fishers
Now we hear the rolling thunder from the fires of Calais

As we pull in tight to shore, this armada bent on rescue
I could curse the men behind the desks who sell our lives this way
I never signed aboard to save them from this bloody lack of planning
That strands these fine young men beneath the fires of Calais

              A chord diagramG+G                      A chord diagramE minorEm                       A chord diagramC majorC                          A chord diagramD MajorD
On the beach allied confusion, will they stand or are they running
         A chord diagramG+G                              A chord diagramE minorEm                         A chord diagramC majorC                   A chord diagramD MajorD
If it's run, where will they go to between the sea and the melee
              A chord diagramG+G                            A chord diagramE minorEm                        A chord diagramC majorC                           A chord diagramD MajorD
On the flanks the troops advancing and with heavy guns they're firing
              A chord diagramG+G                                                                 A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramD MajorD     A chord diagramG+G
And not a mother's son could save them from the fires of Calais

In scattered groups upon the shore some look towards a safer harbour
Some fix their eyes upon the flames that turn night to day
Some yet standing bold and ready to stoutly guard the rear from Jerry
They'll need no flares to see him 'neath the fires of Calais

I've fished these Channel waters since I was old enough to face them
For the herring and the flounder I have often hauled away
But a catch like this I’ve never had in forty years of sailing
Saving Tommies as they flounder 'neath the fires of Calais

The fishing boats roll out across the dark green Channel water

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