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The Seagulls Still Follow On Freedom (P Byrne) tabs
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In Placentia Bay there sat on the shore,
A young girl who mourned for her love who's no more;
The pride of his manhood is the prize of the sea,
And the seagulls still follow on freedom.

She reached out her hand to an old man passed by,
And she lifted her head with a tear in her eye;
Said, "Sit and I'll tell you a tale of some woe,
While the seagulls still follow on freedom.

"I come from Toronto, upon the mainland,
And there's many a thing here that I don't understand;
Like why are these young men still slaves to the sea,
When the seagulls still follow on freedom?"

He said to this young maid, as he held her small hand,
"The sea and its fury are part of this land;
And them who can't take it had better not stay,
With the seagulls who follow on freedom.

"Those men who quote figures and count the cause lost,
They see only the high seas and the lives it has cost;
They don't see the life as we know it to be,
Like the seagulls who follow on freedom.

"So they cheat us and they rob us and continue to say,
That our only salvation is leaving the bay;
But I'll soon be ninety and there's one thing I know,
That the seagulls still follow on freedom."

####.... Pat Byrne. Performing rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
Recorded by Pat and Joe Byrne of Great Paradise, Placentia Bay, with Baxter Wareham of Harbour Buffett, Placentia Bay, NL (Towards the Sunset, trk#9, 1983, Pigeon Inlet Productions, St John's, NL. Re-issued on CD in 2003 by Jim Payne's SingSong, Inc, St John's, NL).

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(Picked in D on first fret)

[D] In Placentia Bay there sat on the [G] shore,
A [D] young girl who mourned for her [C] love who's no [A] more;
The [D] pride of his manhood is the prize of the [G] sea,
And [D] the seagulls still [A] follow on [D] freedom.


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