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Posted By: GUEST,GUEST,LongJohn
23-Oct-17 - 02:29 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Life of a Voyageur/Voyager
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Life of a Voyageur/Voyager
Here's how I play the song. This differs somewhat from the songbook, but corresponds to the way is was played in the late '70's and in camp sing-alongs more recently.

THE LIFE OF A VOYAGEUR

[capo II]

Intro
Am A4    Am A4    Am A4    Am A4    [A4=X02200]
verse
[Am]The life [A4]of a [Am]voya[A4]geur
[G]That of a sojourner
[F]Traveling around and 'round
[E]But not from town to town
[Am]Pad[A4]dles the [Am]lakes and [A4]streams
[G]Follows his distant dreams
[F]Peace on the water ways
[E]Clear skies, no cloudy days

Chorus
[Am]My [A4]heart has [Am]but one [A4]home
[G]From which I'll never roam
[F]Land of true happiness
[Em]Canadian wilder[Am]ne[A4]ss Am A4    Am A4   

The call of the lonely loon
Coyotes howling at the moon
Wind rustling through the trees
That's the Canadian breeze
Smoke rising from the fire
Up through the leaves of the stately spires
Down to the hearth in an evening glow
Sun goes down no north winds blow

The still waters of the morn
Reflect one lonely soul
Paddling so silently
That none's disturbed by he
Untouched by human flesh
Water so pure and fresh
His life is rough but good
This is his chosen home

- John