#00713
Cafes Down On Water Street (Bob Porter) videos
#985: YouTube video by oldirishladdie ©2009
~ Used with permission ~

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Schooners through the high waves rock,
Fight their way to the St John's dock;
Cross the road old friends to meet,
At the cafes down on Water Street,
At the cafes down on Water Street.

A smile from someone you don't know,
Warms your heart from the riggin' cove;
Nestled into a well worn seat,
At the cafes down on Water Street,
At the cafes down on Water Street.

Some islander'll strike up a yarn,
'Bout where ya from and where ya going;
Strangers or new friends you'll meet,
At the cafes down on Water Street,
At the cafes down on Water Street.

To tell ya 'bout the island there,
How a generation disappeared;
To hear it all from the folks you meet,
At the cafes down on Water Street,
At the cafes down on Water Street.

And up the hill you can make your way,
To the Cabot Tower overlookin' the bay;
To find the answers that you seek,
At the cafes down on Water Street,
At the cafes down on Water Street.

The time has come for you to go,
Back to the ways in the riggin' cove;
The mind will flash back to the seat,
At the cafes down on Water Street,
At the cafes down on Water Street.

As you sail away to your old homeland,
You miss the folks, you miss the grand;
You tell about the friends you meet,
At the cafes down on Water Street,
At the cafes down on Water Street.

Schooners through the high waves rock,
Fight their way to the St John's dock;
Cross the road old friends to meet,
At the cafes down on Water Street,
At the cafes down on Water Street.

####.... Bob Porter. Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
Recorded by Talk Of The Rock (Wave The Flag, trk#3, 1997, produced by Dennis Sheehan and Bob Porter, recorded at Cramer Bros. Studios, Edmonton, Alberta).

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The video below features an excellent cover performance by Bob Dumais of Boothebay Harbor, Maine.

#1007: YouTube video by dQQm1 ©2009
~ Used with permission ~

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(Capo 1st Fret)

Chord Shape: [F#m] = 2,4,4,2,2,2

Intro: [A] [D] [A] [D] [A] [E] [A]

Schooners through the [D] high waves [A] rock,
[D] Fight their [A] way to the [E] St John's [A] dock;
Cross the road old [D] friends to [A] meet,

Bridge:
At the [D] cafes [A] down on [E] Water [F#m] Street,
At the [D] cafes [A] down on [E] Water [A] Street.

A smile from someone [D] you don't [A] know,
[D] Warms your [A] heart from the [E] riggin' [A] cove;
Nestled into a [D] well worn [A] seat,

Bridge:
At the [D] cafes [A] down on [E] Water [F#m] Street,
At the [D] cafes [A] down on [E] Water [A] Street.

Some islander'll strike [D] up a [A] yarn,
'Bout [D] where ya [A] from and [E] where ya [A] going;
Strangers or new [D] friends you'll [A] meet,

Bridge:
At the [D] cafes [A] down on [E] Water [F#m] Street,
At the [D] cafes [A] down on [E] Water [A] Street.

To tell ya 'bout the [D] island [A] there,
How a [D] gener- [A] ation [E] disap- [A] peared;
To hear it all from the [D] folks you [A] meet,

Bridge:
At the [D] cafes [A] down on [E] Water [F#m] Street,
At the [D] cafes [A] down on [E] Water [A] Street.

And up the hill you can [D] make your [A] way,
To the [D] Cabot [A] Tower over- [E] lookin' the [A] bay;
To find the answers [D] that you [A] seek,

Bridge:
At the [D] cafes [A] down on [E] Water [F#m] Street,
At the [D] cafes [A] down on [E] Water [A] Street.

The time has come for [D] you to [A] go,
[D] Back to the [A] ways in the [E] riggin' [A] cove;
The mind will flash back [D] to the [A] seat,

Bridge:
At the [D] cafes [A] down on [E] Water [F#m] Street,
At the [D] cafes [A] down on [E] Water [A] Street.

As you sail away to your [D] old home- [A] land,
You [D] miss the [A] folks, you [E] miss the [A] grand;
You tell about the [D] friends you [A] meet,

Bridge:
At the [D] cafes [A] down on [E] Water [F#m] Street,
At the [D] cafes [A] down on [E] Water [A] Street.

Schooners through the [D] high waves [A] rock,
[D] Fight their [A] way to the [E] St John's [A] dock;
Cross the road old [D] friends to [A] meet,

Bridge:
At the [D] cafes [A] down on [E] Water [F#m] Street,
At the [D] cafes [A] down on [E] Water [A] Street.

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~


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