Salt Water Joys
Buddy Wasisname (Wayne Chaulk)


Fingerpicking in 4/4... for example
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|-T-----------------T----|      |-T-----------------T----|
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Intro melody outline for ukulele

Soundslice Link for Intro & Instrumental: https://www.soundslice.com/slices/pgL4c/

Intro
| [F] [Em] | [C] | [F] [Em] | [C] |
| [C] | [G] | [Am] | [F] |
| [C] | [C] | [G7] | [C] |

Just to | [C] wake up in the | [G] morning to the | [Am] quiet of the | [F] cove
And | [C] hear Aunt Bessie | [G7] talking to her- | [C] self | [C]
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. | [C]

Chorus
I was | [G] born down by the | [Am] water and | [F] here I'm goin' to | [C] stay
I've | [G] searched for all the | [Am] reasons why | [F] I should go a- | [C] way
But I | [C] haven't got the | [G] thirst for all those | [Am] modern day | [F] toys
So | [C] I'll just take my | [C] chances with those | [G] saltwater | [C] joys.
| [F] [Em] | [C] | [F] [Em] | [C] |

| [C] Following a little | [G] brook as it | [Am] trickles to the | [F] shore
In the | [C] Autumn when the | [G7] trees are flaming | [C] red | [C]
Kicking | [C] leaves that fall a- | [G] round me, watching | [Am] sunset paint the | [F] hills,
'Tis | [C] all I'll ever | [G7] need to feel at | [C] home | [C]

Chorus
This | [G] island that we | [Am] cling to, has been | [F] handed down with | [C] pride
By | [G] folks who fought to | [Am] live here, taking | [F] hardships all in | [C] stride.
So I'll | [C] compliment her | [G] beauty hold | [Am] on to my good- | [F] byes.
And I'll | [C] stay and take my | [C] chances with those | [G7] saltwater | [C] joys.
| [F] [Em] | [C] | [F] [Em] | [C]

How | [C] 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]
Platters | [C] Island wrapped in | [G] rainbow in the | [Am] evening after | [F] fog
The | [C] ocean smells are | [G7] perfume to my | [C] soul. | [C]

Chorus
Some | [G] go to where the | [Am] buildings | [F] reach to meet the | [C] clouds
Where | [G] warm and gentle   | [Am] people turn to | [F] swarming faceless | [C] crowds
So I'll | [C] do without the | [G] riches, the | [Am] glamour and the | [F] noise
And I'll | [C] stay and take my | chances with those | [G7] saltwater | [C] joys. | [C]

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

| [G] | [Am] | [F] | [C] |
| [C] | [C] | [G7] | [C] | [C!]

#Play along with the original in this key.

#Soundslice Link for Intro & Instrumental: https://www.soundslice.com/slices/pgL4c/
#Last Updated 16/01/23 JJ
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