Log Driver's Waltz
Wade Hemsworth (1955)


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Intro
[C]  [G7]  [C]  [C]

Verse 1:
If you should [C] ask any girl from the [F] parish a- [Dm] round
What [G7] pleases her most from her head to her [C] toes
She'll [C] say] business of yours
But I [G7] do like to waltz with a [C] log driver

Chorus
[G7] For he goes [C] birling down, a- [F] down white water
[C] That's where the log driver [G7] learns to step lightly
It's [C] birling down, a- [F] down white water
A [C] log drivers waltz pleases [G7] girls com- [C] pletely

Verse 2:
When the [C] drive's nearly over, I [F] like to go [Dm] down
To [G7] see all the lads while they work on the [C] river
I [C] know that come evening they'll [F] be in the town
And we [G7] all want to waltz with a [C] log driver

Chorus
[G7] For he goes [C] birling down, a- [F] down white water
[C] That's where the log driver [G7] learns to step lightly
It's [C] birling down, a- [F] down white water
A [C] log drivers waltz pleases [G7] girls com- [C] pletely

Verse 3:
To [C] please both my parents, I've [F] had to give [Dm] way
And [G7] dance with the doctors and merchants and [C] lawyers
Their [C] manners are fine, but their [F] feet are of [Dm] clay
For there's [G7] none with the style of a [C] log driver

Chorus
[G7] For he goes [C] birling down, a- [F] down white water
[C] That's where the log driver [G7] learns to step lightly
It's [C] birling down, a- [F]down white water
A [C] log drivers waltz pleases [G7] girls com- [C] pletely

Verse 4:
[C] I've had my chances with [F] all sorts of [Dm] men
But [G7] none is so fine as my lad on the [C] river
So [C] when the drive's over, if he [F] asks me again
I [G7] think I will marry my [C] log driver

Chorus
[G7] For he goes [C] birling down, a- [F] down white water
[C] That's where the log driver [G7] learns to step lightly
It's [C] birling down, a- [F] down white water
A [C] log drivers waltz pleases [G7] girls com- [C] pletely


#Capo on 2nd fret to play with NFB film.
#Last Updated 5/04/18 JJ
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