The Cost of Dross

April 28, 2015

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This is a two-bit video I made as a tribute to the man who drew out my maritime spirit. The folks in the vid all played a role in Stan’s life. The harbours pictured are mostly from the Canadian Atlantic region (although one slipped in there from the other side of the Atlantic).  The main thing is that we all need to find refuge in a safe harbour somewhere. The song is by Eric Bogle and I left his intro – very important to the song….also on guitar and backup vocals – John Munro. Bass – Brent Miller.

Safe in the Harbour – tribute to Stan Rogers

Safe in the Harbour – Chordie

INTRO: G, C, G, C, F, C, G, C, C

C Em F C
    Have you stood by the ocean, on a diamond-hard morning
G Dm C G
  And felt the hor- izon stir deep in your soul
C Em F C
  Watched the wake of a steamer as it cut through blue water
Em Dm G C (*)
And been gripped by a fever you just can’t con-trol
C Em F C
  Oh to throw off the shackles and fly with the seagulls
Em Dm C G (*)
To where green waves tumble before a driving sea wind
C Em F C
  Or to lie on the decking on a warm summer’s evening
Em Dm C G C
  Watch the red sun fall burning, be- neath the earth’s rim
CHORUS:
C Em F G
  But to every sailor, comes time to drop anchor
C Em F G
Haul in the sails, and make the lines fast
C G F G
  You deep water dreamer, your journey is over
C G F *
You’re safe in the harbour at last
C G F *
You’re safe in the harbour at last
NOTES:
– Commemorates Stan Roger’s tragic death in 1983
GO TO PAGE 2
SAFE IN THE HARBOUR (page 2)
C Em F C
Some men are sailors, but most are just dreamers
G Dm C G
Held fast by the anchors they forge in their minds
C Em F C
Who in ther hearts know they’ll never sail over deep water
Em Dm G C (*)
To search for a treasure they’re a-fraid they won’t find
C Em F C
So in sheltered harbours, they cling to their anchors
Em Dm C G (*)
Bank down their boilers and shut down their steam
C Em F C
And wait for the sailors to re- turn with bright treasures
Em Dm C G C
That will fan the dull embers and fire up their dreams
CHORUS:
C Em F G
  But to every sailor, comes time to drop anchor
C Em F G
Haul in the sails, and make the lines fast
C G F G
You deep water dreamer, your journey is over
C G F *
You’re safe in the harbour at last
C G F *
You’re safe in the harbour at last
C Em F C
    And some men are schemers who laugh at the dreamers
G Dm C G
Take the gold from the sailors and turn it to dross
C Em F C
They’re men in a prison, they’re men without vision
Em Dm G C (*)
Whose only hor-izon is profit and loss
C Em F C
So when storm clouds come sailing a- cross your blue ocean
Em Dm C G (*)
Hold fast to your dreaming for all that your’re worth
C Em F C
For as long as there’s dreamers, there will always be sailors
Em Dm C G C
Bringing back their bright treasures from the corners of earth
ENDING: CHORUS, FOLLOWED BY A “C” CHORD
NOTES:
– “*” in the chord line represents a new bar, play same chord
– “.” in the lyric line represents a 1/8 note rest
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| Barrie McCombs, MD, CCFP(EM) | Family Physician by Day |
| bmccombs@acs.ucalgary.ca | Folk Musician by Night |
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