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Men in the harbour and women on shore,
When they go out to sea
will they come back once more?
High rollin' waves sometimes wash them away,
To get back to port some ways
that's where they stay.

On those high seas, high rollin' seas,
Oh what a misery you've been to me;
It's the high seas, high rollin' seas,
High rollin', high rollin' sea.

Girls in the harbour, they look to the waves,
Prayin' that they'd see a sign;
But the fishin' boats, they disappeared in the night,
They keep driftin' around in our minds.

On those high seas, high rollin' seas,
Oh what a misery you've been to me;
It's the high seas, high rollin' seas,
High rollin', high rollin' sea.

When the season is over, and the fishin' is done,
Some made a livin', some others made none;
They chalk up their losses and wait for next year,
It's back to the sea with their gear.

And those high seas, high rollin' seas,
Oh what a misery you've been to me;
It's the high seas, high rollin' seas,
High rollin', high rollin' sea.

Young men and young women,
they leave Newfoundland,
Pick up odd jobs, do the best that they can;
It's hard to imagine the isle without youth,
When you leave, you leave behind your roots.

And those high seas, high rollin' seas,
Oh what a misery you've been to me;
It's the high seas, high rollin' seas,
High rollin', high rollin' sea.

It seems like forever, but it ain't long ago,
A cod seemed to be worth its own weight in gold;
New lifestyle it seems that we've had to cast,
As traditions drift into the past.

No more high seas, high rollin' seas,
No more a misery you'll be to me;
No more high seas, high rollin' seas,
High rollin', high rollin' sea.

No more high seas, high rollin' seas,
No more a misery you'll be to me;
No more high seas, high rollin' seas,
High rollin', high rollin' sea.

####.... Bob Porter. Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
Recorded by Talk Of The Rock (Wave The Flag, trk#13, 1997, produced by Dennis Sheehan and Bob Porter, and recorded at Cramer Bros Studios, Edmonton, Alberta).

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(Capo 4th Fret)

Intro: [G] [C] x4

[G] Men in the harbour, and [C] women on [G] shore,
When they go out to sea will they [D] come back once [G] more?
High rollin' waves sometimes [C] wash them a- [G] way,
To get back to port some ways [D] that's where they [G] stay.

Chorus 1:
On those high seas, [C] high rollin' [G] seas,
Oh what a misery [D] you've been to [G] me;
It's the high seas, [C] high rollin' [G] seas,
High rollin', [D] high rollin' [C] sea. [G] [C] x4

Girls in the harbour, they [C] look to the [G] waves,
Prayin' that [D] they'd see a [G] sign;
But the fishin' boats, they disap- [C] peared in the [G] night,
They keep driftin' a- [D] round in our [G] minds.

Chorus 1:
On those high seas, [C] high rollin' [G] seas,
Oh what a misery [D] you've been to [G] me;
It's the high seas, [C] high rollin' [G] seas,
High rollin', [D] high rollin' [C] sea. [G] [C] x4

When the season is over, and the [C] fishin' is [G] done,
Some made a livin', some [D] others made [G] none;
They chalk up their losses and [C] wait for next [G] year,
It's back to the [D] sea with their [G] gear.

Chorus 2:
And those high seas, [C] high rollin' [G] seas,
Oh what a misery [D] you've been to [G] me;
It's the high seas, [C] high rollin' [G] seas,
High rollin', [D] high rollin' [C] sea. [G] [C] x4

Young men and young women, they [C] leave Newfound- [G] land,
Pick up odd jobs, do the [D] best that they [G] can;
It's hard to imagine the [C] isle without [G] youth,
When you leave, you leave [D] behind your [G] roots.

Chorus 2:
And those high seas, [C] high rollin' [G] seas,
Oh what a misery [D] you've been to [G] me;
It's the high seas, [C] high rollin' [G] seas,
High rollin', [D] high rollin' [C] sea. [G] [C] x4

It seems like forever, but it [C] ain't long a- [G] go,
A cod seemed to be worth it's [D] own weight in [G] gold;
New lifestyle it seems that [C] we've had to [G] cast,
As traditions drift [D] into the [G] past.

Chorus 3:
No more high seas, [C] high rollin' [G] seas,
No more a misery [D] you'll be to [G] me;
No more high seas, [C] high rollin' [G] seas,
High rollin', [D] high rollin' [C] sea.

Chorus 3:
No more high seas, [C] high rollin' [G] seas,
No more a misery [D] you'll be to [G] me;
No more high seas, [C] high rollin' [G] seas,
High rollin', [D] high rollin' [C] sea.

Outro: [G] [C] x4, end on [G]

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~


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