The Day The Tall Ships Came Lyrics And Chords
The lyrics and chords fit the Irish Rovers’ version plus an optional 2nd verse
(Em)Out of the mists of time they came
(D)Topsails flying (Em)high
Like (G)phantoms of the past they flew
On (D)billowed wings of white
(Em)Fresh as the winds of morning,
(Bm)Light as the ocean spray.
A (G)wonder to be(Em)hold they were
As they (G)sailed upon their (Bm)way.
(G)Windjammer, sloop and ketch,
(D)Brigantine and yawl,
From (G)far off corners of the world
They (D)left their ports of (A)call
(G)Great and noble ladies
True (D)sovereigns of the (G)sea
They (G)brought their nation's (D)blessings to
The (A)land of liber(D)ty
From (Em)England, France and Germany
From (D)Portugal and (Em)Spain
From (G)Russia and from Poland
They (D)crossed the bounding main
From (Em)North and South and East and West
From (Bm)every point they come
From (G)far off Scandi(Em)navia
And the(G) Land of the Rising (Bm)Sun.
And (Em)those of us who lined the shores
That (D)morning in Ju(Em)ly,
And (G)watched in silent wonder as
The (D)ships passed slowly by,
Could (Em)hear them calling to us
From be(Bm)yond the winds of time
And (G)feel the rolling (Em)of the decks
And (G)taste the salty (Bm)brine.
One (Em)day they'll tell the story
Of a (D)day that's long gone (Em)by
When the (G)Tall Ships came a-sailin'
With their (D)masts up to the sky
And the (Em)lives of we that saw them
Will (Bm)never be the same
And the (G)world will all re(Em)member
The (G)Day The Tall Ships (Bm)Came.