#01717
Take Me Home, William Carson (Paddy Gearin)
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©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

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In North Sydney now I stand,
Heading for my native land;
On the William Carson ferry I am bound.

She is big, she is strong,
And she'll speed me right along;
Take me home, William Carson, take me home.

Let me see the water churn,
As your mighty engines roar;
Take me home, William Carson, take me home,
Oh, it's there I long to be, in my home beside the sea;
Take me home, William Carson, to Newfoundland.

About a hundred miles to go,
Lord, I'm so excited so;
I just can't wait to see old Port aux Basques.

And there I'll leave no more,
That Newfoundland shore;
Take me home, William Carson, to Newfoundland.

Many years I've been away,
Dreamed of home every day;
Thank God at last my dreams are coming true.

While at home I've heard them say,
That we all return someday; So...
Take me home, William Carson, to Newfoundland.

Let me see the water churn,
As your mighty engines roar;
Take me home, William Carson, take me home,
Oh, it's there I long to be,
[in my home] beside the sea;
Take me home, William Carson, to Newfoundland.

Take me home, William Carson, to Newfoundland.

####.... William T (Paddy) Gearin from Shea Heights, NL ....####
Recorded by Paddy Gearin (My Home In St John's, trk#6, 1979, Comfort Sound Studios, Toronto, Ontario)

See more songs by Paddy Gearin.

The William Carson sailed from North Sydney, Nova Scotia, to Argentia, NL, and Port-aux-Basques, NL, and was later switched to the Lewisporte to Goose Bay (Labrador) run. She sank on June 3, 1977, off the Labrador coast while navigating in ice eight to nine feet thick. The wreck lies in deep water. The exact cause was never determined. There was a theory that some repairs had not been completed properly; she may have hit a small arctic iceberg trapped in the softer pack ice. There were 109 crew and 29 passengers on the ship (no loss of life). - - - Harry Dodsworth, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - af877@freenet.carleton.ca

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(Capo 1st fret)

[G] In North Sydney now I stand,
Heading [C] for my native [Am] land;
On the [D7] William Carson ferry I am [G] bound. [D]

She is [G] big, she is strong,
And she'll [C] speed me right [Am] along;
Take me [D7] home, William Carson, take me [G] home.

Refrain:
[G] Let me see the water churn,
As your [C] mighty engines [Am] roar;
Take me [D7] home, William Carson, take me [G] home, [D]
Oh, it's [G] there I long to be, in my [C] home beside the [Am] sea;
Take me [D7] home, William Carson, to Newfound- [G] land.

[G] About a hundred miles to go,
Lord, I'm [C] so excited [Am] so;
I [D7] just can't wait to see old Port aux [G] Basques. [D]

And [G] there I'll leave no more,
That [C] Newfoundland [Am] shore;
Take me [D7] home, William Carson, take me [G] home.

[G] Many years I've been away,
Dreamed of [C] home every [Am] day;
Thank [D7] God at last my dreams are coming [G] true. [D]

While at [G] home I've heard them say,
That we [C] all return some [Am] day;
So, take me [D7] home, William Carson, take me [G] home.

Refrain:
[G] Let me see the water churn,
As your [C] mighty engines [Am] roar;
Take me [D7] home, William Carson, take me [G] home, [D]
For it's [G] there I long to be, in my [C] home beside the [Am] sea;
Take me [D7] home, William Carson, to Newfound- [G] land.

Take me [D7] home, William Carson, to Newfound- [G] land.

~ Chords contributed by Preston A Johnston ~

The following from an arrangement by Irene Doucet (More Newfoundland Gold, Volume 3, Condor 20-016, Heritage Music, Ontario):

Intro: [A] [A7] [D]

In North Sydney now I stand,
Heading [G] for my native [Em] land,
On the [A] William Carson [A7] ferry I am [D] bound. [A]

She's [D] big and she's strong,
And she'll [G] speed me right [Em] along,
Take me [A] home, William [A7] Carson, take me [D] home.

Refrain:
Let me see the water churn,
As her [G] mighty engines [Em] roar,
Take me [A] home, William [A7] Carson, take me [D] home; [A]
For it's [D] there I long to be, in my [G] home beside the [Em] sea,
Take me [A] home, William [A7] Carson, take me [D] home.

Break (verse chords.)

About a hundred miles to go,
Lord, I'm [G] so excited [Em] so,
I [A] just can't wait to [A7] see old Port aux [D] Basques. [A]

And [D] her I'll leave no more,
That [G] Newfoundla- and [Em] shore, (give an extra a syllable)
Take me [A] home, William [A7] Carson, take me [D] home.

Break (verse chords.)

Many years I've been away,
Dream of [G] home every [Em] day,
Thank [A] God, at last my [A7] dreams are coming [D] true. [A]

While at [D] home I've heard them say,
That we [G] all return some [Em] day,
Take me [A] home, William [A7] Carson, take me [D] home,
Take me [A] home, William [A7] Carson, take me [D] home.

Outro: [A] [A7] [D] [G] [D] [A] [D]

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~


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