At The Harbour

Guitar Chords

(Michael Dunford/Betty Thatcher)
© 1973 Pytheon Music Co.
From the EMI Records LP Ashes Are Burning

Transcribed by Luiz Octavio Drummond
Last Update: 14 June 1996

Out at daybreak to the sun
D                       Bm   
Seas are drifting glass
The tides were turning to the storm
Bm             D        Bm 
Winds were  moving fast
G                 A
Women waiting at the harbour
D               F#7
Silent stand around
G                 A                 
Weather storms another day
D                       F#7
For men the sea had found

Fishermen were laying nets, the barrels spread the bait
The seagulls warning echoed round, winds that wouldn´t wait
Women waiting at the harbour waiting for the tide
Eyes half closed against the spray and tears they cannot hide

Bm                 Em
Shadows falling at the harbour
A              D
Women stand around
Bm                 Em
Weather storms another way
A             F#         Bm
For men the sea had drowned

Hulls were creaking crashing sails, rains were slating down
The oilskins flapping decks awash, slanting turning round
Thunder roaring at the harbour, women drawn in fear
Huddle up to wait the tide and pray the sky will clear

Howling winds and the raging waves cracked upon the boats
And torn from safety, torn from life, men with little hope
Ghostly echoes at the harbour whispering of death
Women weeping holding hands for those they still have left

Repeat Chorus