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40 Days and 40 Nights
The Rankin Family


C G
Now after all this time
Am F
You're standing at my door
C
G
Just when I cleared my mind
Am F
You're coming back for more
C
G
Well it doesn't work that way
Am F
You see I'm over you
C G
And
now, theres nothing left to say
F C
just find someone new


Chorus


G Am C
40 days and 40 nights, the rain came pouring down
G Am F
40
days and 40 nights, no dry land to be found
G F C Am
Torrents of rushing
water, birds in endless flight
G D D C F Am C
You're nowhere to be found,
40 days and nights



Oh I, remember when
everything was fine
When I look back
again
They were such happy times
But you, had to go and change
made
everybody blue
Now the stories been rearranged
so find someone new


(chorus)


Am G F C
Well I gotta go, see I'm real short of time
Am F G F G
It
would be nice I know, but see I've read between the lines


And hey, don't you look so sad
it wasn't easy for me too
And worry,
it's not that bad
to find someone new


(chorus)



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Borders And Time
The Rankin Family
Chords transcribed by John Crawford

Recorded in the Key of A, so Capo on fret #2


verse |G | |C |G


|D D |G |D


|G | |C |G


|D D |G |G - 1
|D - 2
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CHORUS |D |Em |C |G


|C |G |D |C


|D |B |C |G


|D |D7 G Am|G |D - 1
|G -
2
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I think of you all the time
I'll pay for all my sins, the heartache
begins
I can't free you from my mind it seems so these days
I've tried
every way


You have drifted so far from me
The winds of change have swept you
away
Night and day it seems like eternity
Borders and time have kept you
from me


{SOC}
Blue are the ocean waters
Along a lover's shoreline
You will
not be forgotten
But now that you've gone
The heartache lives
on
{EOC}


A warm breeze blows over a gentle sea
The summer is near, the heartache is
here
The fiddler plays an old time melody
The tune is the same
Change
the faces and names
Repeat Chorus

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Lisa Brown
The Rankin Family


Come on home Lisa Brown
You've been ramblin' too long
Lay your head and
weary bones down
So come on home Lisa Brown
Come on home Lisa
Brown
You've been ramblin' too long
Lay your head and weary bones
down
So come on home Lisa Brown


I hear your momma calling you
She feels she knows what to do
She says
it's time you're
westward bound
So come on home Lisa Brown


Come on home Lisa Brown
You've been ramblin' too long
Lay your head and
weary bones down
So come on home Lisa Brown


You hung your hat in the cold Gaspe/
I guess that's the way it oughta
be
Then you headed out to the
old east coast
'Cause that's the life
you
love the most


Come on home Lisa Brown
You've been ramblin' too long
Lay your head and
weary bones down
So come on home Lisa Brown


May find yourself in Mexico
That may be the way to go
Sweet senor and
tequila too
Your younger days are leaving you


Further on down the road
Your story must be told
There'll be those that
fret and frown
If you come on home Lisa Brown


Come on home Lisa Brown
You've been ramblin' too long
Lay your head and
weary bones down
So come on home Lisa Brown


Come on home Lisa Brown
You've been ramblin' too long
Lay your head and
weary bones down
So come on home Lisa Brown


You've been ramblin' too long
So come on home Lisa Brown




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North Country
Rankin Family
(Chords Transcribed by Richard W. Cyr)


[G]I'm heading back to the North Country
With the [F]cold wind [C]in my
[G]eyes
[G]I'll be there by sunset
[F]Before the [C]first snow [G]flies -
[C,G]


Chorus 1: [F]Rustle the leaves on the [C]ground
[C]This crazy feelin'
hangin' [G]round - [C,G]
[F]I'll be remember now and [C]then
[Am]But don't
ask when [Em]I'll be back a[F]gain - [C]-[G]


[G]Had this dream late one night
'Bout [F]working with the [C]gang at the
Mull [G]River drive
[G]Danny, me and Freddy Wright making [F]a dollar a
[C]day
Just to stay [G]alive. - [C,G]


Chorus 2: [F]Rustle the leaves on the [C]ground
[C]Cold hard rain comin
[G]down - [C,G]
[F]Sleeping there on the dark damp [C]earth
[Am]For what
it's worth, [Em]no reason can be [F]found-[C]
No, it can't be[G] found


[G]So if you're passing through the North Country
With the [F]sunset in
[C]your [G]eyes
[G]You may find me on the rocky shore
[F]Of that [C]lonely
[G]Isle. - [C,G]


Chorus 2


[G]I'm heading back to the North Country
With the [F]cold wind in [C]my
[G]eyes
[G]I'll be there by sunset
[F]Before the [C]first snow [G]flies -
[C,G]


Chorus 1
Chorus 2
....I'll be back again





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Orangedale Whistle
The Rankin Family


G
The Stationmaster looked all around
C G
Along the track both up
and down
G
But the train could not be found
C G
For there was
neither sight nor sound
Am G
There was neither sight nor sound



He walked on slowly to the station door
like so many times
before
He looked outside into a sunshine beam
Closed his eyes and dreamed
a dream
Drifted off into a dream


Chorus


Am
The winds of change forever blow
Em
Some things stay and some
things go
Am
The faling rain must melt the snow
Em Am C
The
Orangedale whistle
G
will always blow


Years ago throughout this land
That line was laid by able men
But
things are changed as time goes by
People drive and people fly
People
drive and people fly


The stationmaster is long since gone
He faded off into the sun
But the
whistle shrill still lingers on
In the hearts of everyone
Everyday from
dusk till dawn


Repeat Chorus




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Roving Gypsy Boy
Writen by Jimmy Rankin


Autumn leaves are falling
The eagle takes to flight
The open road is a
calling
As day breaks slowly into night
Day breaks slowly into night


The breaking of dawn he stepped in the road
In the soft early morn he
stepped lightly
Humming a song to himself all along
All through the day he
stepped highly
All through the day he stepped highly


They call him the roving gypsy boy
Never choose to stay
They call him
the roving gypsy boy
A rambler in his day
A rambler in his day


Ten thousand miles away from home
Ten thousand miles or more
Ten
thousand miles he chose to roam
Like an eagle he did roam
Coast to coast
and shore to shore


He rose up in the east and he sets for the west
Travelling the whole world
all over
Searching for something that he loves the best
Like a free living
gypsy wild rover
Free living gypsy wild rover


They call him the roving gypsy boy
Never choose to stay
They call him
the roving gypsy boy
A rambler in his day
A rambler in his day


He left the high road to live on the lone
And all different kinds he met
there
Plenty were the good folk many were the foe
But they all were
friends when he left there


There's a lot more to gain from his living the wealth
There's a lesson to
learn with devotion
Be kind to all others as well as yourself
Or you'll
drift like a boat out on the ocean
Drifting like a boat out on the ocean


They call him the roving gypsy boy
Never choose to stay
They call him
the roving gypsy boy
A rambler in his day
A rambler in his day


They call him the roving gypsy boy
Never choose to stay
They call him
the roving gypsy boy
A rambler in his day
A rambler in his day


They call him the roving gypsy boy
Never choose to stay
They call him
the roving gypsy boy
A rambler in his day
A rambler in his day

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Tramp Miner
The Rankin Family


I am a tramp miner
I've been for some time now
I live without light of
the day
In the black underground, that's
where I'll be found
Biding my
time away
Oh working my life away


From here out to Timmins
I've loved all your women
In the taverns I
drank down my pay
But I'd do it again even
though it's a sin
For it's
better that driving the raise
If you've done it you'd know what I say


So I'll roll, roll with the wind
Roll, roll with the wind
Roll, roll
with the time and the wind
Then I'll find my way back home again


Homesickness, heartbreak and black lung
Among these men run rampant
As
they're rockin' n' rollin'
High ballin' this country today


I've been a tramp miner for such a long time now
I've lived without light
of the day
In a hole in the ground
They'll lower me down
That'll be my
final pay
For working my life away


So I'll roll, roll with the wind
Roll, roll with the wind
Roll, roll
with the time and the wind
Then I'll find my way back home again


Roll, roll with the wind


So I'll roll, roll with the wind
Roll, roll with the wind
Roll, roll
with the time and the wind
Then I'll find my way back home again



Carry me back home again

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Fare Thee Well Love
The Rankin Family
Chords Transcribed by John
Crawford


A7 D
Fare thee well love, Fare thee well love
G D
Far away, you
must go
A7 D
Take my heart love, Take my heart love
G D A7 D G D A7

We will never meet, again no more


A7 D D
Far across love, Far across love
G D
O're the mountains and
country wide
A7 D
Take my heart love, Take my heart love
G D A7 D G D
A7
No one knows, the tears I've cried


D A7 D A
So I'll drink today love, I'll sing to you love
F#m Bm G D

In paupers glo ry my time I'll bide
G A7 F#7 Bm G
No home or ties
love, a restless rover
G D A7 D G D A7
If I can't have you, by my
side


A7 D
Oh come back love, Oh come back love
G D
The sun and moon
refuse to shine
A7 D
Since I've gone love, gone away love
G D A7 D

This lonely girl has had no peace of mind


Repeat verse 3, "So I'll drink today love..."


Repeat verse 1 "Fare Thee well Love..."







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Fisherman's Son
Written by Jimmy Rankin
CD - The Rankin Family, Fare Thee Well Love, Capital, EMI
Copyright Co' Bhan Music Company Limited - SOCAN
Submitted by: Ron A. MacLellan
e-mail: ramaclellan@imail.nsac.ns.ca


Capo 4th Fret G D G
use a G with three fingers not with four

G D G
I'm a fisherman's son got fisherman's ways
G D G
I fished with my father in my young days
G F C Am
I learned the fine craft of the fisherman's trade
G D G G D G
Just to pass to my son so he'll do the same

G D G
The sea is my lifeline the shore is my home
G D G
I've been to your cities I didn't stay long
G F C Am
I stared at the bright lights the dark city ways
G D G
I'll tell you that's not for me, no I didn't stay

Chorus: F C C/G G D G
Singing La La La La La La, La La La La La La La

G D G
Some days are rough so we roll with the waves
G D G
This living is tough, slack is the pay
G F C Am
But we leave with the sunrise, we wake at the dawn
G D G
Singing the fisherman's song


Chorus


G D G
I'm a fisherman's son got fisherman's blood
G D G
Just hauling the lobster, jigging the cod
G F C Am
And if you don't like me then leave me alone
G D G
And I'll go on singing my fisherman's song

Chorus (twice)

G D G
I'm a fisherman's son got fisherman's ways
G D G
I fished with my father in my young days
G F C Am
I learned the fine craft of the fisherman's trade
G D G
Just to pass to my son so he'll do the same

Chorus (twice with no music)
Chorus (twice with music)

G D
La La La La La La La
G D
La La La La La La La
G D
La La La La La La La

end G Gadd9 G Gadd9 G



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Gillis Mountain

G
I took a trip up Gillis Mountain
Em C D
On a sunny summer day
C Em/B Am D
There were ruts in the road and the four wheel drive
Em C D
Spun itís wheels in the rocks and the clay
Em C D G
Yes it spun itís wheels in the rocks and the clay.

On our way up Gillis Mountain
On that sunny summer day
There were spruce trees growing on the fields
Where fore-fathers once made hay
Where our fore-fathers once made hay.

Chorus:
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C D G C
And oh - oh - oh Gillis Mountain
C D Em C D G
Oh - oh - oh Where fore-fathers once made hay.

The Gillisí lived on the mountain
For about a hundred years
Where we pick berries they cleared land
Spent their blood and sweat and tears
They spent their blood and sweat and tears.

Chorus:
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C D G C
And oh - oh - oh Gillis Mountain

C D Em C D G (hold for 6 beats then E7 for 2)
Oh - oh - oh Spent their blood and sweat and tears.

A
When we arrived on Gillis Mountain
F#m D E
You could see for miles in the light
D F#m/C# Bm E
The whitecaps on a sea of blue
F#m D E
Sparkled like diamonds in the night
F#m D E A
They sparkled like diamonds in the night.

Chorus:
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D E A D
And oh - oh - oh Gillis Mountain
D E F#m D E A
Oh - oh - oh Sparkled like diamonds in the night }Repeat chorus, then

F#m D E A
La la la la la la la la la la ]repeat 3 times then sing acapella
Sparkled like diamonds in the night



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North Country Rankin Family
[Capo- fret 3]

[G]I'm heading back to the North Country
With the [F]cold wind [C]in my [G]eyes
[G]I'll be there by sunset
[F]Before the [C]first snow [G]flies - [C,D]

Chorus 1: [F]Rustle the leaves on the [C]ground
[C]This crazy feelin' hangin' [G]round - [C,G]
[F]I'll be remember now and [C]then
[Am]But don't ask when [Em]I'll be back a[F]gain - [C]-[G]

[G]Had this dream late one night
'Bout [F]working with the [C]gang at the Mull [G]River drive
[G]Danny, me and Freddy Wright making [F]a dollar a [C]day
Just to stay [G]alive. - [C,G]

Chorus 2: [F]Rustle the leaves on the [C]ground
[C]Cold hard rain comin [G]down - [C,G]
[F]Sleeping there on the dark damp [C]earth
[Am]For what it's worth, [Em]no reason can be [F]found-[C]
No, it can't be[G] found

[G]So if you're passing through the North Country
With the [F]sunset in [C]your [G]eyes
[G]You may find me on the rocky shore
[F]Of that [C]lonely [G]Isle. - [C,G]

Chorus 2

[G]I'm heading back to the North Country
With the [F]cold wind in [C]my [G]eyes
[G]I'll be there by sunset
[F]Before the [C]first snow [G]flies - [C,G]

Chorus 1
Chorus 2
....I'll be back again



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The Rankin's Family

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