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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:
Em
The life of a voyageur
D
that of a sojourner
C
travels around and 'round
B7    (Bm: x21202)
but not from town to town
Em
travels the lakes and streams
D
follows his distant dreams
C
peace on the waterways
Em         Em7 Em Em7 Em
blue skies and cloudy days

Bruce Guthrie
spdsk8@aol.com

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