#00124
Fisherman's Blues (Cuillin/Arthur O'Brien) tabs, video
#818: YouTube video by oldirishladdie ©2009
~ Used with permission ~

Click Here for tabs.

I wish I was a fisherman, tumbling on the sea,
Far away from dry land and its bitter memory;
Casting out my sweet light with abandonment and love,
No ceiling staring down on me, just the starry sky above.

With light in my hair, with you in my arms,
Whoo-hoo-hoo, whoo-hoo-hoo.

I wish I was the brakeman on a Hartland diesel train,
Crashing headlong into the heartland just like a candle in the rain;
With the beating of the sleepers and the burning of the coal,
Counting towns passing by and the night gets full of soul.

With light in my hair, with you in my arms,
Whoo-hoo-hoo, whoo-hoo-hoo.

I know I will be loosened from the bonds that hold me fast,
And the chains that hang around me will fall away at last;
And on that fine and fateful day I will take thee in my arms,
I will ride on that train, I will be a fisherman.

With light in my hair, with you in my arms,
Whoo-hoo-hoo, whoo-hoo-hoo.
With light in my hair, with you in my arms,
Whoo-hoo-hoo, whoo-hoo-hoo.

I wish I was a fisherman, tumbling on the sea,
[Fading] I wish I was the brakeman. Whoo, light in my hair...

####.... Variant of a song written by Mike Scott and Steve Wickham of The Waterboys (Fisherman's Blues, trk#1, 1988, Capitol Records) ....####
A variant was recorded by the Punters (Fisherman's Blues, trk#8, 2003, Avondale Music Ltd, St John's NL).

The video above features a recording by the Canadian band Cuillin on the album Cuillin (Turtlemusik, 2000) featuring Arthur O'Brien of Bay Bulls, NL, who has been a member of Connemara and the Navigators.

Notes:
On the soundtrack of the movie, Good Will Hunting.
Also the opening song of the movie, Waking Ned Devine.


xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Notes On Tabs:
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
All tabs have been contributed by visitors to this site and represent their interpretation of the tune. We are unable to verify their accuracy.

I [G] wish I was a fisherman, tum-[F] bling on the sea,
Far [Am] away from dry land, and its bit-[C] ter memory;
Cas-[G] ting out my sweet light, with a-[F] bandonment and love,
No [Am] ceiling staring down on me, just the star-[C] ry sky above.

With light [G] in my [F] hair, with you in my arms, [Am] who-[C] oo-oo, who-oo-oo.


line

Index Page
GEST Songs Of Newfoundland And Labrador



line

~ Copyright Info ~

~ Privacy Policy ~

Confirm Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Here