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Where the Alders Grow

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Billy Drover's dead and gone, there nothing left but the bones
Nature's working overtime to take down his old home.
Legs are rotten; back is bent and the windows they just stare
After fifteen years its hard to believe that there's none living there.

There was smoke from the chimney, youngsters screamin', smell of homemade bread
Spuds in the cellar and pickles in the pantry and lots of wood in the shed
Trying to remember the two story house nestled down in the cove
'Cause if you go back you'll probably find the spot where the alders grow

Clearly I remember now the wooden shingled box
the long fully loaded clothes line and a hundred hand knit socks.
A pile of slabs and a choppin' block, a swing in the apple tree
Shed on the wharf across the cove and an outhouse over the sea.


Lilac laden summer winds leaping through long hay
Curtain tongues through open windows, white caps on the bay
Capelin corpses neatly laid on flakes of black spruce boughs
Stouts and flies and bumblebees and an old tail-swinging cow


####....Wayne Chaulk of Buddy Wasisname And The Other Fellers ....####

Notes On Guitar Tabs:
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their interpretation of the tune. I am unable to verify their accuracy.

Capo 5th Fret ------
tab fingering (relative to Capo)
F                    X32010
C                    320033
G                    XX0232
Am                  022000

{C} Billy Drover's {G}dead and gone, there {C}nothing left but the {G}bones
{F}Nature's working {C}overtime to take down his old {G}home.
{C}Legs are rotten; {G}back is bent and the {C}windows they just {F}stare
After fifteen years its {C}hard to believe that there's {G}none living {C}there.

There was {G}smoke from the chimney, {Am}youngsters screamin', {F}smell of homemade {C}bread
{G}Spuds in the cellar and {Am}pickles in the pantry and {F}lots of wood in the {G}shed
{Am}Trying to remember the {F}two story house {C}nestled down in the {G}cove
'Cause {Am}if you go back you'll {C}probably {F}find the {C}spot where the {G}alders {C}grow