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Winds Gotta Blow (Bob Porter) tabs, videos
#1820: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

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Breaks 'way from harbour two in the morn,
Pickin' up speed as she goes;
And the sound of the engine beginning to crack,
As over the ocean she flows.

Longliner Lar, perched at the helm,
Takin' her into the night;
There's a cool breeze a-pickin' up from the northwest,
You can see in old Smitty's delight.

Oh, Oh, the wind's gotta blow,
Cleansin' your soul with her charm;
Oh, Oh, the wind's gotta blow,
She's cradlin' into your arms.

Three hours later and no land in sight,
You stare into the darkness with all of your might;
And a glimmer of dawn trickles through the dark clouds,
"There's wind up ahead!" someone hollers out loud.

Pull up to our gear and back on the speed,
Then haul through the morning and into the eve;
Oh, we've got the day's catch and re-set the gear,
And he sets Joan And Janis with the wind in her rear.

Oh, Oh, the wind's gotta blow,
Cleansin' your soul with her charm;
Oh, Oh, the wind's gotta blow,
She's cradled you into her arms.

Years they have passed with a change in the stars,
Some other town knows Longliner Lar;
He's perched in the back of a boat on a pond,
And reflects on the ocean in the wee early morn.

Mist on the water with the sun breakin' through,
So rare do you see that, but some say they do;
Then he lifts his head slowly, says with a grin,
"A breeze is a breeze, it's no match for the wind."

Oh, Oh, the wind's gotta blow,
Cleansin' your soul with her charm;
Oh, Oh, the wind's gotta blow,
She's cradled you into her...

Oh, Oh, the wind's gotta blow,
Cleansin' your soul with her charm;
Oh, Oh, the wind's gotta blow,
She's cradled you into her...
Ooooh, the wind's gotta blow.

####.... Bob Porter. Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
The video above features a recording by Bob Porter and Talk Of The Rock (Our Piece Of Ground, trk#12, 1999, Big Records, Edmonton, Alberta).

See more songs by Bob Porter.

From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English:
Longliner - vessel that sets [gill] nets which fish swim into rather than dragging nets as trawlers do.

The video below features an excellent cover performance by Bob Dumais of Boothbay Harbour, Maine.


#1014: YouTube video by dQQm1
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

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(Capo 1st Fret)

Chord Shape: [Dsus2] = x, 0, 0, 2, 3, x

Intro: [G] [C] [G] [G] [D] [G]

[Em] Breaks 'way from harbour [Dsus2] two in the morn,
[Em] Pickin' up speed as she [Dsus2] goes;
And the [Em] sound of the engine be- [Dsus2] ginning to crack,
As [C] over the ocean she [D] flows.

[Em] Longliner Lar, [Dsus2] perched at the helm,
[Em] Takin' her into the [Dsus2] night;
There's a [Em] cool breeze a-pickin' up [Dsus2] from the northwest,
You can [C] see in old Smitty's de- [D] light.

Chorus 1:
[G] Oh, Oh, the [C] wind's gotta [G] blow,
Cleansin' your [D] soul with her [G] charm;
[G] Oh, Oh, the [C] wind's gotta [G] blow,
She's cradlin' [D] into your [G] arms.

[Em] Three hours later and [Dsus2] no land in sight,
You stare [Em] into the darkness with [Dsus2] all of your might;
And a [Em] glimmer of dawn trickles [Dsus2] through the dark clouds,
"There's [C] wind up ahead!" someone hollers out [D] loud.

[Em] Pull up to our gear and [Dsus2] back on the speed,
Then [Em] haul through the morning and [Dsus2] into the eve;
Oh, we've [Em] got the day's catch and [Dsus2] re-set the gear,
And he [C] sets Joan And Janis with the wind in her [D] rear.

Chorus 2:
[G] Oh, Oh, the [C] wind's gotta [G] blow,
Cleansin' your [D] soul with her [G] charm;
[G] Oh, Oh, the [C] wind's gotta [G] blow,
She's cradled you [D] into her [G] arms.

[Em] Years they have passed with a [Dsus2] change in the stars,
[Em] Some other town knows [Dsus2] Longliner Lar;
He's [Em] perched in the back of a [Dsus2] boat on a pond,
And [C] reflects on the ocean in the wee early [D] morn.

[Em] Mist on the water with the [Dsus2] sun breakin' through,
So [Em] rare do you see that, but [Dsus2] some say they do;
Then he [Em] lifts his head slowly, [Dsus2] says with a grin,
"A [C] breeze is a breeze, it's no match for the [D] wind."

Chorus 3:
[G] Oh, Oh, the [C] wind's gotta [G] blow,
Cleansin' your [D] soul with her [G] charm;
[G] Oh, Oh, the [C] wind's gotta [G] blow,
She's cradled you [D] into her...

Chorus 4:
[G] Oh, Oh, the [C] wind's gotta [G] blow,
Cleansin' your [D] soul with her [G] charm;
[G] Oh, Oh, the [C] wind's gotta [G] blow,
She's cradled you [D] into her...
[G] Ooooh, the [C] wind's gotta [G] blow.

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~


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