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Fisherman's Son (Jimmy Rankin) tabs, video
#996: YouTube video by picturenut ©2009
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I'm a fisherman's son, got fisherman's ways,
I fished with my father in my younger days;
I learned the fine craft of the fisherman's trade,
Just to pass to my son and he'll do the same.

The sea is my lifeline, the shore is my home,
I have been to your cities, I didn't stay long;
I stared at the bright lights, the dark city ways,
I tell you that's not for me so I didn't stay.

Singing: La La La La La La, La La La La La La La;
Singing: La La La La La La, La La La La La La La.

Some days are rough so we roll with the waves,
If the living is tough, then slack is the pay;
But we leave with the sunrise, we wake at the dawn,
Just singing the fisherman's song.

Singing: La La La La La La, La La La La La La La;
Singing: La La La La La La, La La La La La La La.

I'm a fisherman's son, got fisherman's blood,
Just a-hauling the lobster and jigging the cod;
And if you don't like me then leave me alone,
And I'll go on singing my fisherman's song.

Singing: La La La La La La, La La La La La La La;
Singing: La La La La La La, La La La La La La La.

I'm a fisherman's son, got fisherman's ways,
I fished with my father in my younger days;
I learned the fine craft of the fisherman's trade,
Just to pass to my son and he'll do the same.

Singing: La La La La La La, La La La La La La La;
Singing: La La La La La La, La La La La La La;
La La La La La La, La La La La La La La.

####.... Jimmy Rankin. © Co'Bhan Music Co Ltd. Performing rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
Originally recorded by the Rankin Family (Fare Thee Well Love, EMI Canada, 1992).

The video above features a variant recorded by Folk Of The Sea (In Concert: The Fishermen & Fisherwomen Of Newfoundland And Labrador; trk#8, 1994, Ground Swell Productions, Halifax, Nova Scotia, recorded live at the St John's Arts & Culture Centre).

A variant was also recorded by Al Stacey (Caught In The Scend: They Can't Fish Anymore, trk#8, 1992, produced and arranged by Kevin Collins, Staka Sales and Promotions, Carbonear, NL).

From Princeton University's WordNet:
Scend - surge; rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave.


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Key of B, Capo on fret 4

I'm a [G] fisherman's son got fis-[D] herman's [G] ways.
I [G] fished with my father in [D] my younger [G] days.
I [G] learned the fine [F] craft of the fis-[C] herman's [Am] trade
Just to [G] pass to my son and [D] he'll do the [G] same.

~ Alternate tabs ~

[G] I'm a fisherman's son got [D] fisherman's [G] ways.
[G] I fished with my father [D] in my younger days.
[G] I learned the [F] fine craft of [Am] the fisherman's trade
Just to [G] pass to my [C] son and [Am] he'll do the [G] same.


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