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GUEST,Don Meixner Lyr/Chords Add: Anderson's Coast (John Warner) (29) RE: Lyr Req: Anderson's Coast (John Warner) 20 Apr 19

I worked this up a few years ago. The notes in parenthesis are walking notes.

Anderson's Coast


How (b)Bass (c)Strait (d)D roars,

like some (d)great mill-(d)(e)Em race.

And (e)where (f#)are (g)G you, my Annie?

And the (e) same (f#) moon (g)G shines

on this (a) lone-(b) ly (c)C place

As G (g)shone (f#)one (e)Em day

on me (e)Annie's (b)(c)C face.

CHORUS: But (d)G An (b)nie (g)dear, don't (b)G wait (c)for (f#)D me.

I (d)D fear I Em (e)shall (e)not (f#)re-(g)turn to (b)Bm thee.

There's (b)Bm naught (a)to (e)Em do but endure my (b)(c)C fate,

And (c)C watch (d)the (g)G moon,

the (c)Am lone-(d)Bm ly (c)C moon,

(D) Light the (G) breakers

on (D) wild Bass (C) Strait. (b) (a) G C G

We (G) stole (C) a (D) vessel and all her (Em) gear

And (Em) where are (G) you, my Annie?

And (C) from (D) Van (G) Diemen's,
We (Am) north (G) did (C) steer

Till (G) Bass Strait's (Em) wild waves wrecked us (C) here.

And G some-C where D west, Port D Melbourne Em lies
And Em where are G you, my Annie?
Through C swamps D in-G fested with Am snakes G and C flies.
The G fool who Em walks there, he surely C dies.


We G hail C no D ships, though the time, it Em drags.
And Em where are G you, my Annie?
Our C chain-D gang G walk and our Am govern-G ment C rags.
All G mark us Em out as Van Diemen's C lags.


We G fled C the D lash and the chafing Em chain.
And Em where are G you, my Annie?
We C fled D hard G labour and Am brut-G al C pain,
And G here we Em are and we re-C main.

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