The Last FarewellWords & Music by Roger Whittaker & R.A. Webster
Recorded by Roger Whittaker, 1975 (#19)
D7 G D7 Am7 G There's a ship lies rigged and ready in the harbor; D7 G G7 C Tomorrow for old England she sails, Am C C/B Am Am7 Far away from your land of endless sunshine, Am Am+7 Am7 Am7/G D7 To my land full of rainy skies and gales. G D7 G And I shall be aboard that ship tomorrow, G G7 C Though my heart is full of tears at this farewell; Refrain: D9 Am7 D7 G Em C C/B Am7 For you are beautiful, I have loved you dearly, C C/B Am7 D7 G Am7 G More dearly than the spoken word can tell. D9 Am7 D7 G Em C C/B Am7 For you are beautiful, I have loved you dearly, C C/B Am7 D7 G Am7 G D7 More dearly than the spoken word can tell. D7 G D7 Am7 G I've heard there's a wicked war a-blazing, D7 G G7 C And the taste of war I know so very well; Am C C/B Am Am7 Even now I see the foreign flag a-raising, Am Am+7 Am7 Am7/G D7 Their guns on fire as we sail into hell. D7 G D7 Am7 G I have no fear of death, it brings no sorrow; D7 G G7 C But how bitter will be this last farewell, Repeat Refrain: D7 G D7 Am7 G Though death and darkness gather all about me, D7 G G7 C My ship be torn apart upon the seas, Am C C/B Am Am7 I shall smell again the fragrance of these islands Am Am+7 Am7 Am7/G D7 And the heaving waves that brought me once to thee. D7 G D7 Am7 G And should I return safe home again to England, G G7 C I shall watch the English mist roll through the dells, Repeat Refrain:
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