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Makin' For The Harbour (Buddy Wasisname) tabs, video
#714 YouTube video by dQQm1 ©2009
~ Used with permission ~

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Her ke-e-el slips gently onward and over,
The curve of her bow, o-oh, the swells she'll look after;
Fashioned by hands that have made more like her,
Oh, you noble boat rolling, making for the harbour!

She's made from wood, but she's no ordinary boat, sir,
Cut in the fall, seasoned till mid winter is over;
See her high round bow, and she's all tuckéd under,
And from stem to stern she's our Newfoundland's wonder.

I hear her one lunger pumping, and I look to-oo see her
Disappear under the crest of a swell between us!
And she rises like a warrior, driving the lops asunder,
A legacy to men who-o-o la-a-y down under.

We're only men whose days be numbered,
We owe our lives to the gifts from the water!
And for boats that go, come back some never,
But for all the boats that go, they are Newfoundland's wonders.

For all the boats that go, they are Newfoundland's wonders.

####.... Kevin Blackmore of Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers, 1984 (Making' For The Harbour, trk#7, 1986, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL); and (The Serious Stuff, trk#1, 2001, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL) ....####
Liner notes: This song is a tribute to the men who build and use classic wooden motor boats. The inspiration came from deep respect for those who are the foundation of the Newfoundland fishery.

See more songs by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers.

The video above features an excellent cover performance by Bob Dumais of Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

From the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:
Lops - waves thrown up in a stiff breeze or shortly after the subsidence of a storm.


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(Capo 3rd Fret)
Chord Shape:
D/F#=(2,0,0,2,3,2)

Intro: [D] [Em] [D] [A7] [D]
(Accordion lead played only on intro first time played)

Her ke- [G] e [D] -el slips gently [G] onward and [A] over,
The [D] curve [G] of her [D] bow, [G] o-oh, the [D] swells she'll look [A] after;
[G] Fash- [D/F#] ioned by [Em] hands that have [D] made more [A] like her,
Oh [D] no- [G] ble [D] boat [G] rolling, [D] making [A7] for the har- [D] bour.

Intro: [D] [Em] [D] [A7] [D]

She's made [G] from [D] wood, [G] but she's no [D] ordinary [A] boat, sir,
[D] Cut [G] in the [D] fall, [G] seasoned [D] till mid winter is [A] over;
See her [G] high [D/F#] round [Em] bow, and she's [D] all tuckéd' [A] under,
And from [D] stem [G] to [D] stern [G] she's our [D] Newfound- [A7] land's won- [D] der.

Intro: [D] [Em] [D] [A7] [D]

I hear her [G] one lunger [D] pump- [G] ing, and I [D] look, to-oo [A] see her
[D] Dis- [G] ap- [D] pear [G] under the [D] crest of a swell be- [A] tween us!
And she [G] rises [D/F#] like a [Em] warrior, [D] driving the lops as- [A] under,
A [D] lega- [G] cy to [D] men [G] who-o-o [D] la-a-y [A7] down un- [D] der.

Intro: [D] [Em] [D] [A7] [D]

We're on- [G] ly [D] men [G] whose [D] days be [A] numbered,
We [D] owe [G] our [D] lives [G] to the [D] gifts from the [A] water!
And for [G] boats [D/F#] that [Em] go, come [D] back some [A] never,
But for [D] all the [G] boats that [D] go, [G] they are [D] Newfound- [A7] land's won- [D] ders.

Intro: [D] [Em] [D] [A7] [D]

For all the [G] boats that [D] go, [G] they are [D] Newfound- [A7] land's won- [D] ders.

(Intro, retardando & fade)
(Retardando = slow it down while playing)

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~


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