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Leaving On The Evening Tide (Ron Hynes) MIDI, video
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I am leaving on the evening tide,
Now, Mother, don't go cryin',
For my own tears are hard enough to hide,
And won't survive sad parting;
For I am bound away to Americay,
No, I can't delay; no, my mind won't change,
Let your young man say goodbye before your boy begins to cry,
I am leaving on the evening tide.
I am leaving on the evening tide.
Whoa-oh-oh-oooh, whoa-oh-oh-oh-oooh,
Oh-oh-oh-oh, whoa oh-oh-oh-oh.

Look here, old man, I've done all I can,
I can't raise up your burden,
For the land is done, and your course is run,
Mine is barely begun;
So, I am bound away, and I know what you'll say,
You'll curse the day that you gave me my name,
And with your heart so betrayed with cruelty and pride,
But I am leaving on the evening tide.
I am leaving on the evening tide.
Whoa-oh-oh-oooh, whoa-oh-oh-oh-oooh,
Oh-oh-oh-oh, whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh.

I am leaving on the evening tide,
Make no mistake, my darling,
And were I to gaze once more into your eyes,
I would still be in your arms by morning;
So, I am bound away before the break of day,
This note explains what I could never say,
Please don't wait for me, forget the tears we cried,
I am leaving on the evening tide.
I am leaving on the evening tide.
Whoa-oh-oh-oooh, whoa-oh-oh-oh-oooh,
Oh-oh-oh-oh, whoa-oh-oh-oh;
Whoa-oh-oh-oooh, whoa oh-oh-oh-oooh,
Oh-oh-oh-oh, whoa oh-oh-oh-oh,
I am leaving on the evening tide.

####.... © Ron Hynes (Performing rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved) ....####
Recorded by Ron Hynes (Face To The Gale, Trk#2, 1997, © Wonderful Grand Music/Sold for a Song: TMP, EMI Music, Canada.)

See more songs by Ron Hynes.

The video above features Alan Doyle leading the Night Of A Thousand Songs All-Star Band (Paul Kinsman, Billy Sutton, Cory Tetford, Boomer Stamp, Sandy Morris, Glenn Simmons, Paul Turner and Chris LeDrew) performing a variant of one of Ron's most moving songs at the Delta Ballroom in St John's, NL, September 30, 2012.

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Chord Shapes:
[Dsus4] = x,x,0,2,3,3
[F#m]   = 2,4,4,2,2,2
[Gbar]   = 3,5,5,4,3,3
[Gm]     = 3,5,5,3,3,3
[G#m]   = 4,6,6,4,4,4

Intro: [D] [A] [D] [G] [D] [A] [Dsus4] [D]
I am leav- [A] ing, on the [D] evening [G] tide,
[D] Now, [F#m] Mother, don't go [Em] cry- [A] in',
[D] For [A] my own tears, are [D] hard enough to [G] hide,
[D] And [Em] won't survive sad [A] part- [D] ing.
For I am [Em] bound [A] away to [G] Ameri- [A] cay,
[G] No, I can't de- [D] lay, no my [Em] mind won't [A] change,
Let your [D] young man say good- [A] bye, before your [D] boy begins to [G] cry,
I am [D] leaving on the [A] evening [Gbar] tide, [Gm]
I am [D] leaving on the [A] evening [D] tide.
Whoa oh oh [A] oooh, whoa oh [D] oh oh [G] oooh,
Oh oh [D] oh oh, whoa oh [A] oh oh oh [Dsus4] oh. [D]

[D] Look here, old [A] man, I've done [D] all I [G] can,
[D] I can't [F#m] rise up your [Em] bur- [A] den.
[D] For the land is [A] done, and [D] your course is [G] run,
[D] Mi- [Em] ine is barely, [A] be- [D] gun.
So, I am [Em] bound a- [A] way, and I [G] know what you'll [A] say,
[G] You'll curse the [D] day, that you [Em] gave me my [A] name,
And with your [D] heart, so be- [A] trayed, with [D] cruelty and [G] pride,
But I am [D] leaving, on the [A] evening [Gbar] tide, [Gm]
I am [D] leaving, on the [A] evening [D] tide.
Whoa oh oh [A] oooh, whoa oh [D] oh oh [G] oooh,
Oh oh [D] oh oh, whoa oh [A] oh oh oh. [Dsus4] [D]

(Key Change)
[E] I am leav- [B] ing on the [E] evening [A] tide,
[E] Make [G#m] no mistake, my [F#m] darl- [B] ing,
[E] And [B] were I to gaze, once [E] more into your [A] eyes,
I would [E] still, [F#m] be in your arms by [B] morn- [E] ing;
So, I am [F#m] bound a- [B] way be- [A] fore the break of [B] day,
[A] This note ex- [E] plains what [F#m] I could never [B] say,
[E] Please don't wait for [B] me, for- [E] get the tears we [A] cried,
I am [E] leaving on the [B] evening [A] tide. [Am]
I am [E] leaving on the [B] evening [E] tide.
Whoa oh oh [B] oooh, whoa oh [E] oh oh [A] oooh,
Oh oh [E] oh oh, whoa oh [B] oh oh;
Whoa [E] oh oh [B] oooh, whoa oh [E] oh oh [A] oooh,
Oh oh [E] oh oh, whoa oh [B] oh oh oh, [A] [Am]
I am [E] leaving on the [B] evening [A] tide. [Am] [E]

~Chords and MIDI contributed by Bob Dumais~


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