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Saltwater Joys (Buddy Wasisname) MIDI, tabs, videos
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Just to wake up in the morning to the quiet of the cove,
And hear Aunt Bessie talking to herself;
And to hear poor Uncle John mumbling wishes to old Nell,
It made me feel like everything was fine.

I was born down by the water, it's here I'm gonna stay,
I've searched for all the reasons why I should go away;
But I haven't got the thirst for all those modern-day toys,
So, I'll just take my chances with those saltwater joys.

Following the little brook as it trickles to the shore,
In the autumn when the trees are flaming red;
Kicking leaves that fall around me, watching sunset paint the hills,
It's all I'll ever need to feel at home.

This island that we cling to has been handed down with pride,
By folks who fought to live here, taking hardships all in stride;
So I'll compliment her beauty, hold on to my goodbyes,
And I'll stay and take my chances with those saltwater joys.

How can I leave those mornings with the sunrise on the cove,
And the gulls like flies surrounding Clayton's wharf?
Platter's Island wrapped in rainbow in the evening after fog,
The ocean smells are perfume to my soul.

Some go to where the buildings reach to meet the clouds,
Where warm and gentle people turn to swarm in faceless crowds;
So I'll do without their riches, glamour and the noise,
And I'll stay and take my chances with those saltwater joys.

Some go to where the buildings reach to meet the clouds,
Where warm and gentle people turn to swarm in faceless crowds;
So I'll do without their riches, glamour and the noise,
And I'll stay and take my chances with those saltwater joys.

####.... Wayne Chaulk of Buddy Wasisname ....####
Recorded by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (Flatout, trk#9, 1990, produced by Ken Lawton, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL); and (Greatest Misses!, trk#12, 1999, Third Wave Productions Ltd, Gander, NL); and (The Serious Stuff, trk#20, 2001, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL).

See more songs by Buddy Wasisname And The Other Fellers.

A variant was recorded by Ed Power as Salt Water Joys (Kitchen Songs: A Selection Of Newfoundland/Irish Music, trk#5, 1999, at Soundscape productions, Grand Falls-Windsor, arranged, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Mark Bishop).

See more songs by Ed Power.

A variant was also recorded by Wayne S Morgan (A Touch Of Home, trk#9, 2002, produced by Wayne S Morgan, Port de Grave, NL, recorded and mixed by Kevin Collins at Sawyer Hill Productions, Placentia, NL).

See more songs by Wayne S Morgan.

A variant was recorded by Richard Woodrow of New Harbour, NL, on his third CD (Island Favourites, trk#11, 2007, recorded and mixed by Kevin Collins at Sawyer Hill Productions, Placentia, NL, and produced and distributed by Richard Woodrow).

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Just to [G] wake up in the [D] morning to the [Em] quiet of the [C] cove,
And to [G] hear Aunt Bessie [D7] talking to her[G] self;
And to [G] hear poor Uncle [D] John mumbling [Em] wishes to old [C] Nell,
It [G] made me feel like [D7] everything was [G] fine.

I was [D] born down by the [Em] water, It's [C] here I'm gonna [G] stay,
I've [D] searched for all the [Em] reasons why [C] I should go a[G] way;
But I haven't got the [D] thrist for all those [Em] modern-day [C] toys,
So [G] I'll just take my chances with those [D7] saltwater [G] joys.

Alternate tabs

Just to [C] wake up in the [G] morning to the [Am] quiet of the [F] cove,
And to [C] hear Aunt Bessie [G7] talking to her [C] self;
And to [C] hear poor Uncle [G] John mumbling [Am] wishes to old [F] Nell,
It [C] made me feel like [G7] everything was [C] fine.

I was [G] born down by the [Am] water, It's [F] here I'm gonna [C] stay,
I've [G] searched for all the [Am] reasons why [F] I should go [C] away;
But I haven't got the [G] thrist for all those [Am] modern-day [F] toys,
So [C] I'll just take my chances with those [G7] saltwater [C] joys.

[C] Following the little [G] brook as it [Am] trickles to the [F] shore,
In the [C] autumn when the [G7] trees are flaming [C] red;
Kicking [C] leaves that fall around [G7] me, watching [Am] sunset paint the [F] hills,
It's [C] all I'll ever [G7] need to feel at [C] home.

[G] This island that we [Am] cling to has been [F] handed down with [C] pride,
By [G] folks who fought to [Am] live here, taking hard [F] ships all in [C] stride;
So I'll compliment her [G] beauty, [Am] hold on to my [F] goodbyes,
[C] Stay and take my chances with those [G7] saltwater [C] joys.

[C] How can I leave those [G] mornings with the [Am] sunrise on the [F] cove,
And the [C] gulls like flies sur- [G7] rounding Clayton's [C] wharf?
[C] Platter's Island wrapped in [G] rainbow in the [Am] evening after [F] fog,
The [C] ocean smells are [G7] perfume to my [C] soul.

[C] Some go to where the [Am] buildings [F] reach to meet the [C] clouds,
[G] Where warm and gentle [Am] people turn to [F] swarm in faceless [C] crowds;
So I'll do without their [G] riches, the [Am] glamour and the [F] noise,
And I'll [C] stay and take my chances with those salt- [G7] water [C] joys.

[C] Some go to where the [Am] buildings [F] reach to meet the [C] clouds,
[G] Where warm and gentle [Am] people turn to [F] swarm in faceless [C] crowds;
So I'll do without their [G] riches, the [Am] glamour and the [F] noise,
And I'll [C] stay and take my chances with those salt- [G7] water [C] joys.

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~


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