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DonMeixner Lyr/Chords Add: Anderson's Coast (John Warner) (29) Lyr/Chords Add: ANDERSON'S COAST (John Warner) 19 Feb 20

Several years ago I started a chord request for Information and chords to Anderson's Coast by John Warner. I had donated a bracelet to the auction which was won by a woman in Australia. Along with a thank you she sent me a copy of "Pithead In The Fern". Songs related to mining in Gippsland, Vic. On the CD which is exceptional is "Anderson's Coast" and "Kitty Kane". Two perfect songs. I had promised to post the chords I had developed as soon as i could. Life intrudes and memories fail, until now.


C G C G                        G

O(G)ld Bass Strait (D)roars like some great mill (Em)race

         And where are (G)you, my Annie?

But the same moon (G)shines on this lonely (C)place

As (G)shone one (Em)day(night) on my Annie's (C)face.

But (G)Annie dear, don't (G)wait for (D)me,
I(D) fear I (Em)shall not return to (Bm)thee
There's (Bm)nought to (Em) do but endure my(C) fate
And (C)watch the (G)moon, the(Am) lone (Bm)ly (C)moon
(D)Light the (G)breakers on (D)wild Bass (C)Strait. GCG

We stole a vessel and all her gear
        And where are you, my Annie?
And from Van Diemen's we north did steer
'Till Bass Strait's wild waves wrecked us here.

And somewhere west Port Melbourne lies
        And where are you, my Annie?
Through swamps infested with snakes and flies
The fool who walks there surely dies.

We hail no ship though the time it drags
        And where are you, my Annie?
Our chain gang walk and our government rags
All mark us out as Van Diemen's lags,

We fled the lash and the chafing chain
        And where are you, my Annie?
We fled hard labour and brutal pain
And here we are and here (shall) remain.

This song is built to have passing notes, walk ups and downs, played either with flat picks or finger picks as you navigate the chords.

I suppose better late than never.


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