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Fisherman's Dream (Payne & Pilgrim) tabs, video
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Like his daddy before him, his daddy before,
He was born to fish from the sea;
Up before dawn in the cold morning fog,
Always knowing what he wanted to be.
He left school when he was eleven,
To fish you don't need no degree;
At twenty, he married his sweetheart,
And built a house overlooking the bay.

And he never asked no one for nothing,
All he wanted God put in the sea;
Up before dawn, kiss his woman, he's gone,
Out living a fisherman's dream.

Dreams have a way, yes, dreams have a way,
Of shining or fading away;
Big factory ships, they killed all the fish,
Somehow I don't think God meant it that way.
He sits staring out from his window,
Oh, he tries but he don't understand,
Why people who live in big mansions,
Can take his living and not give a damn.

And he never asked no one for nothing,
All he wanted God put in the sea;
Up before dawn, kiss his woman, he's gone,
Out living a fisherman's dream.

He looks at his wife and walks out in the night,
To where his boat rots away in the sand;
And the tears from his cheeks hit the government cheque,
He angrily holds in his hand.
They find him early next morning,
Lying next to the waters he loved;
You don't put that man in a factory,
Or kill the dreams of a fisherman's son.

And he never asked no one for nothing,
All he wanted God put in the sea;
Up before dawn, kiss his woman, he's gone,
Out living a fisherman's dream.
Out living a fisherman's dream.

####.... Roy Payne and Derek Pilgrim (This Is My Island, trk#7, 1997) ....####
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[G] Like his daddy before him, his [C] daddy [G] before,
[C] He was born to fish from the [G] sea;
[C] Up before dawn in [G] the cold morning [Am] fog,
[G] Always knowing what he [D] wanted to [G] be.
[G] He left school when [C] he was [G] eleven,
[C] To fish you don't need no [G] degree;
[C] At twenty he married [G] his [Am] sweetheart,
[G] And built a house over-[D] looking the [G] bay.

[G] And he never asked [C] no one for [G] nothing,
[C] All he wanted God put in [G] sea;
[C] Up before dawn, [G] kiss his woman, [Am] he's gone,
[G] Out living a [D] fisherman's [G] dream.


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