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Will They Lie There Ever More?

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I was born under the star, never meant to journey far
From all the faces and the place that I called home
And my father lived the same and his father before him
But now I see in my son's eyes something has changed

And the smoke it has stopped rising from the chimney up the road
And the light no longer shines over the door
Last year I lent a hand to haul the boats onto the land
They've been lying there for nineteen months or more
And I wonder will they lie there evermore

Wasn't many years ago that the men 'round here would go
Out in their skiffs and haul their traps out on the bay
And in the evening they'd return loaded down from stem to stern
And weigh off the fish then store the gear away

Now the waters are as barren as the cliffs that guard the cove
And catch the North wind blowing off the shore
And I wonder how an ocean turns as lifeless as a stone
And I wonder can the sea revive once more
And I wonder will they lie there evermore

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Well I hear some people say we'd be better off to stay
Ashore and train for jobs outside the fishery
Now wouldn't I look like a fool to go traipsing off to school
After forty years of living off the sea

Now my son he's barely twenty-one and handy at the trawl
For years he's helped me fish the Labrador
Now he's moving to Ontario before the first snowfall
"Dad, there's nothing left for me 'round here no more"
And I wonder will I see his children born
And I wonder will they lie there evermore?

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I was {D}born un{G}der the {D}star, never {A}meant to journey {Bm}far {G}
From all the {D}faces and the place that I called {A}home {G} {A}
And my {D}father {G}lived the {D}same and his {A}father before {Bm}him {G}
But now I {D}see in my son's eyes something has {A}changed

And the {Bm}smoke it has stopped {A}rising from the {G}chimney up the {D}road
And the light no longer {A}shines over the {G}door
Last {Bm}year I lent a {A}hand to haul the {Bm}boats onto the {Em}land
They've been {D}lying there for {A}nineteen months or {Bm}more {G}
And I {D}wonder will they {A}lie there ever{D}more

Wasn't {D}many {G}years a{D}go that the {A}men 'round here would {Bm}go {G}
Out in their {D}skiffs and haul their traps out on the {A}bay {G} {A}
And in the {D}evening {G}they'd re{D}turn loaded {A}down from stem to {Bm}stern {G}
And weigh {D}off the fish then store the gear a{A}way

Now the {Bm}waters are as {A}barren as the {G}cliffs that guard the {D}cove
And catch the North wind {A}blowing off the {G}shore
And I {Bm}wonder how an o{A}cean turns as {Bm}lifeless as a {Em}stone
And I {D}wonder can the {A}sea revive once {Bm}more {G}
And I {D}wonder will they {A}lie there ever{D}more

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Well I {D}hear some {G}people {D}say we'd be {A}better off to {Bm}stay {G}
Ashore and {D}train for jobs outside the fishe{A}ry {G} {A}
Now wouldn't {D}I look {G}like a {D}fool to go {A}traipsing off to {Bm}school {G}
After {D}forty years of living off the {A}sea

Now my {Bm}son he's barely {A}twenty-one and {G}handy at the {D}trawl
For years he's helped me {A}fish the Labra{G}dor
Now he's {Bm}moving to Onta{A}rio bef{Bm}ore the first snow{Em}fall
"Dad, there's {D}nothing left for {A}me 'round here no {Bm}more" {G}
And I {D}wonder will I {A}see his children {Bm}born {G}
And I {D}wonder will they {A}lie there ever{D}more? {G} {D}

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