Blue Boat Home (Hyfrydol)

Submitted by Ben on Fri, 02/27/2009 - 13:06

lyrics by Peter Mayer
tune ("Hyfrydol") by Rowland Prichard.

Peter Mayer's tune differs from the traditional hymn in that the last three notes are drawn out to three beats apiece; traditionally they get only one. Additionally, in the last verse during the words "sky my sailor song" he holds the Em chord while singing G for the entire line.

I play this in C because it's easier for me to sing. Your harp may sing it better in G.

Chords: C  -   G    C -   (G) C   F -   C  G  C    G7
Melody: C4     D    C      D  E   F     E  D  C    D
Lyrics: Though be - low    me I   feel  no mo  -   tion
    ||: Sun    my   sa  -  il and moon  my rud  -  der
    ||: I      give thanks to the waves up-holding me

C -    F    Am -  -     G   C     G7  C - -
  G    F    E     E     D   C     D   C
  Stan ding on    these mountains and plains
  As   I    ply   the   star   -  ry  sea
  Hail the  great winds urging    me  on

C  -  G    C - (G)  C    F -  C    G  C G7
C4    D    C   D    E    F    E    D  C D
Far   a  - way from the  rol -ling o -  cean
Lea - ning o - ver  the  edge in   won -der
Greet the  in -fi - nite sea  be - fore me

C -     F    Am - -      G C   G7  C - -
  G     F    E     E     D C   D   C
  Still my   dry - land  heart can say
  Cas - ting ques -tions into  the deep
  Sing  the  sky   my    sai - lor song

Em - -    Em   Dm   Em   Dm -   -   G7 C G7
G    G    G    F    E    F      F   F  E D
I've been sai  -    ling all    my  life now
Drif-ting here with my   ship's com pan -ions
I    was  born      u -  pon    the fa - thoms

C -   -   Am F   C    C    F    C    G -
  E   E   E  F   G    G    F    E    D
  Ne -ver harbor nor  port have I    known
  All we  kin  - dred pil   -   grim souls
  Ne -ver harbor nor  port have I    known

G   C    -    -   F     G  F   C     -    -   G (C) F (C) G
D   G    E    G   F     D  F   E     C    E   D  E  F  E  D
The wide u -  ni- verse is the o  -  cean I   tra    -    vel
    Ma - king our way   by the light of   the hea    -    vens
The wide u -  ni- verse is the o  -  cean I   tra    -    vel

C -   -   F     C  F   C - - G - - C - - C - -
  G   G   A5    G4 F   E     D     C
  And the Earth is my  blue  boat  home.       :||
  In  our beau  ti ful blue  boat  home.       :||
  And the Earth is my  blue  boat  home.        ||

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