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The Grey Funnel Line
Written by the great Cyril Tawney.

This refers to the British Navy (nicknamed the Grey Funnel Line) and the yearning for 
home when at sea.

Transcribed from a magnificent performance from June Tabor for the BBC
backed by Martin Simpson and others

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61FI86oV3qA

Standard tuning capo 2

Intro
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Em   C   D   G
Em   C   D   G

Verse 1
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G
Don't mind the rain or the rolling sea

D
The weary night never worries me

G/B                Cmaj7
But the hardest time in a sailor's day

Em C      D      G
Is to watch the sun as it dies a-way

Em         C    D      G
Here's one more day on the Grey Funnel Line

Em   C   D   G

Verse 2
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G
The finest ship that sails the sea

D
Is still a prison for the likes of me

G/B               Cmaj7
But give me wings like Noah's dove

Em     C       D      G
I'll fly up harbour to the girl I love

Em         C    D      G
And it's one more day on the Grey Funnel Line

Em   C   D   G

Verse 3
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G
Oh Lord if dreams were only real

D
I'd have my hands on that wooden wheel

G/B                Cmaj7
And with all my heart I'd turn her round

Em  C           D       G
And tell the boys that we're homeward bound

Em         C    D      G
And it's one more day on the Grey Funnel Line

= inst =

(as the verse)

G   D   G/B   Cmaj7
Em  C   D     G
Em  C   D     G

Verse 4
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I'll pass the time like some machine

D
Until the waters turn to green

G/B              Cmaj7
Then I'll dance on down that walk a-shore

Em  C       D       G
And sail the Grey Funnel Line no more

Em          C    D  G
And sail the Grey Funnel Line no more





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I hope I've done it justice!

Kevin O'Brien
Watford
England
October 2011

[email protected]
 
 
June Tabor - The Grey Funnel Line :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
The Grey Funnel Line tabs @ 911Tabs
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