Fisherman’s Friend

October 17, 2014

blue and gold field2
The combines are finishing up with the harvests around here. Time for wintry weather. Vortex even.
Although this Ontario kid who moved to the east coast and is known for his sea faring melodies, he did (still does) have strong connections with the Great Plains.
This is a rare song he wrote out of respect for the farmer as opposed to the fisherman. It’s from “The Legacy of Stan Rogers” and the song is cut short before it was supposed to end…like Stan himself.
Field Behind the Plow – Stan Rogers from Northwest Passage – 1981
yt post by Kensington Communications Inc.

from Chordie

The Field Behind the Plow v1

Stan Rogers

G D C G
Watch the / field behind the / plow, turn to / stra ight dark / rows,
Am C D
Feel the / trickle in your / clothes, blow the / dustcake from your / nose.
G D C G
Hear the / tractor’s steady / roar, oh you / can ‘t stop / now,
Am D7 G C G
There’s a / quarter section / more or less to / go.   /   / and
G D C G
It / figures that the / rain keeps it’s / ow n sweet / time,
Am C D
You can / watch it come for / miles, but you / guess you’ve got a / while.
G D C G
So ease the / throttle out a / hair, every / rod’ s a / gain,
Am D7 G C G
There’s / victory in / every quarter / m il e.   /
Chorus One:
D
Poor old / Kuzyk down the / road,
Em C G
The / heartache, hail, and / hoppers brought him / down.
G A D
He gave it / up and went to / town, / / and
D
Emmet / Pierce, the other / day,  /
Em C G
Took a / heart attack and / died at forty – / two.
G D G
You could / see it coming / on, ’cause he / worked as hard as / you. / / / /
G D C G
In an / hour, maybe / more, you’ll be / we t clear / through,
Am C D
The / air is cooler / now, pull your / hat brim further / down, and
G D C G
Watch the / field behind the / plow turn to / stra ight dark / rows.
Am D7 G C G
Put a – / nother season’s / promise in the / gro un d /
Break:
D
And if the / harvest’s any / good,
Em C G
The / money just might / cover all the / loans.
G A D C D
You’ve / mortgaged all you / own,  / – buy  the kids a winter / coat.
Em C G
Take the / wife back east for / Christmas if you / can.
G D G
All / summer she hangs / on, when you’re / so tied to the / land. / / / /
G D C G
For the / good times come and / go, but at / lea st there’s / rain.
Am C D
So this / won’t be barren / ground, when Sep – / tember rolls a- / round,
G D C G
So watch the / field behind the / plow, turn to / stra ight dark / rows.
Am D7 G C G
Put a – / nother season’s / promise in the / gro und . /
G D C G
Watch the / field behind the / plow, turn to / stra ight dark / rows.
Am D7 G C G
Put a – / nother season’s / promise in the / grou nd.   /
Repeat last two limes Instrumental
G C G

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