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Bob Landry Lyr Req: Tie Me Down (Allister MacGillivray) (18) Lyr/Chords Add: SEA PEOPLE (Allister MacGillivray) 25 Oct 11

Here ya go, Guest, from the Cape Breton Song Collection, compiled, arranged and edited by Allister MacGillivray (3rd printing, 1992)

Allister MacGillivray

Intro chords:   A | E | B7 | C# | A | C#m | F#m   F#7 | B

[B7] They go [E] down with their [B7] nets to the [E] shore; [Esus4]
They go [E] down like their [B7] fathers be [E] fore [Esus4]
[B7] And the [E] sea seems to [E7] say, "If you [A] ride me to [C#m] day,
I will [E] grant you the [E] wealth of the [B] store."

[B7] They are [E] sea [Esus4] peo [E] ple, the [B] pride of the land,
[A] Strong of the spirit and [E] rough of the [B7] hand.
[E] Sea [Esus4] peo [E] ple the [B] waters com [F#m] mand
From their [A] rocky old [E] steeds [B7] of the [E] strand.

E7 | A | E B7 | E

[Esus4] As the waves rise to tumble and fall
In the face of a wild summer's squall,
All the traps will be cast and the courses held fast
For they brave through the worst of it all.


If you walk the cold beaches alone
As the first light of morning is born,
All adrift in the haze where the white seagull strays,
You might catch a glimpse on the foam

Of the sea people

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