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Posted By: GUEST,Bruce Guthrie
31-Jan-11 - 02:08 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Life of a Voyageur/Voyager
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Life of a Voyageur/Voyager
I learned a close version of this song at Gunflint Wilderness Camp on the Gunflint Trail near the Boundary Water Canoe Area in Northern Minnesota in 1975.

I sing it to my young boys as a lullaby.

Here are some guitar chords I worked out that you could try:
The life of a voyageur
that of a sojourner
travels around and 'round
B7    (Bm: x21202)
but not from town to town
travels the lakes and streams
follows his distant dreams
peace on the waterways
Em         Em7 Em Em7 Em
blue skies and cloudy days

Bruce Guthrie

There are a few versions on YouTube with guitar and simpler chords.