#00143
Saltwater Joys
   (Buddy Wasisname)
   MIDI, tabs, video
#10: YouTube video
by kureal ℗2007
~ Used with permission ~

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Just to wake up in the morning
to the quiet of the cove,
And hear Aunt Bessie talking to herself;
And to hear poor Uncle John
mumbling wishes to old Nell,
It made me feel like everything was fine.

I was born down by the water,
it's here I'm gonna stay,
I've searched for all the reasons
why I should go away;
But I haven't got the thirst
for all those modern-day toys,
So, I'll just take my chances
with those saltwater joys.

Following the little brook
as it trickles to the shore,
In the autumn when the trees are flaming red;
Kicking leaves that fall around me,
watching sunset paint the hills,
It's all I'll ever need to feel at home.

This island that we cling to
has been handed down with pride,
By folks who fought to live here,
taking hardships all in stride;
So I'll compliment her beauty,
hold on to my goodbyes,
And I'll stay and take my chances
with those saltwater joys.

How can I leave those mornings
with the sunrise on the cove,
And the gulls like flies
surrounding Clayton's wharf?
Platter's Island wrapped in rainbow
in the evening after fog,
The ocean smells are perfume to my soul.

Some go to where the buildings
reach to meet the clouds,
Where warm and gentle people
turn to swarm in faceless crowds;
So I'll do without their riches,
glamour and the noise,
And I'll stay and take my chances
with those saltwater joys.

Some go to where the buildings
reach to meet the clouds,
Where warm and gentle people
turn to swarm in faceless crowds;
So I'll do without their riches,
glamour and the noise,
And I'll stay and take my chances
with those saltwater joys.

####.... Wayne Chaulk of Buddy Wasisname ....####
Recorded by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (Flatout, 1990 CD, trk#9, produced by Ken Lawton); and (Greatest Misses!, 1999 CD, trk#12); and (The Serious Stuff, 2001 CD, trk#20) All produced by Third Wave Productions Ltd, Gander, NL).

See more Buddy Wasisname songs.

A variant was recorded by Ed Power as Salt Water Joys (Kitchen Songs: A Selection Of Newfoundland/Irish Music, 1999 CD, trk#5, at Soundscape productions, Grand Falls-Windsor, arranged, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Mark Bishop).

See more Ed Power songs.

A variant was also recorded by Wayne S Morgan (A Touch Of Home, 2002 CD, trk#9, produced by Wayne S Morgan, Port de Grave, NL, recorded and mixed by Kevin Collins at Sawyer Hill Productions, Placentia, NL).

See more Wayne S Morgan songs.

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Just to [G] wake up in the [D] morning
to the [Em] quiet of the [C] cove,
And to [G] hear Aunt Bessie
[D7] talking to her[G] self;
And to [G] hear poor Uncle [D] John
mumbling [Em] wishes to old [C] Nell,
It [G] made me feel like
[D7] everything was [G] fine.

I was [D] born down by the [Em] water,
It's [C] here I'm gonna [G] stay,
I've [D] searched for all the [Em] reasons
why [C] I should go a[G] way;
But I haven't got the [D] thrist
for all those [Em] modern-day [C] toys,
So [G] I'll just take my chances
with those [D7] saltwater [G] joys.

Alternate Tabs

Just to [C] wake up in the [G] morning
to the [Am] quiet of the [F] cove,
And to [C] hear Aunt Bessie
[G7] talking to her [C] self;
And to [C] hear poor Uncle [G] John
mumbling [Am] wishes to old [F] Nell,
It [C] made me feel like
[G7] everything was [C] fine.

I was [G] born down by the [Am] water,
It's [F] here I'm gonna [C] stay,
I've [G] searched for all the [Am] reasons
why [F] I should go [C] away;
But I haven't got the [G] thrist for
all those [Am] modern-day [F] toys,
So [C] I'll just take my chances
with those [G7] saltwater [C] joys.

[C] Following the little [G] brook
as it [Am] trickles to the [F] shore,
In the [C] autumn when the
[G7] trees are flaming [C] red;
Kicking [C] leaves that fall around [G7] me,
watching [Am] sunset paint the [F] hills,
It's [C] all I'll ever [G7] need
to feel at [C] home.

[G] This island that we [Am] cling to
has been [F] handed down with [C] pride,
By [G] folks who fought to [Am] live here,
taking hard [F] ships all in [C] stride;
So I'll compliment her [G] beauty,
[Am] hold on to my [F] goodbyes,
[C] Stay and take my chances
with those [G7] saltwater [C] joys.

[C] How can I leave those [G] mornings
with the [Am] sunrise on the [F] cove,
And the [C] gulls like flies
sur- [G7] rounding Clayton's [C] wharf?
[C] Platter's Island wrapped in [G] rainbow
in the [Am] evening after [F] fog,
The [C] ocean smells are
[G7] perfume to my [C] soul.

[C] Some go to where the [Am] buildings
[F] reach to meet the [C] clouds,
[G] Where warm and gentle [Am] people
turn to [F] swarm in faceless [C] crowds;
So I'll do without their [G] riches,
the [Am] glamour and the [F] noise,
And I'll [C] stay and take my chances
with those salt- [G7] water [C] joys.

[C] Some go to where the [Am] buildings
[F] reach to meet the [C] clouds,
[G] Where warm and gentle [Am] people
turn to [F] swarm in faceless [C] crowds;
So I'll do without their [G] riches,
the [Am] glamour and the [F] noise,
And I'll [C] stay and take my chances
with those salt- [G7] water [C] joys.

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~

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