The Island by Michael Mitchell Guitar Chords by Michael Mitchell

The Island by Michael Mitchell Guitar Chords

[Intro]
Bb C Bb F

[Verse]
F C F C
Over a ocean and over a sea
F C Bb C
Beyond these great waters what do I see
F C F C
I see the great mountains rise up from the coastline
F C Bb C
The hills of Cape Breton, this new home of mine
F C F F7
Oh and we come from the countries all over the world
Bb F Gm C
to hack at the forests and plow the land down
Dm C F F7
Fishermen, farmers, and sailors all come
Bb F C F
to clear for the future this pioneer ground

[Chorus]
F Bb F C
We are an island, a rock in the stream
F Bb F C
We are a people as proud as there’s been
Dm Bb F C
In soft summer breeze or in wild winter wind
Bb C Bb F
The home of our hearts Cape Breton

[Verse]
F C F C
Over the rooftops and over the trees
F C Bb C
Within these new townships what do I see
F C F C
I see the black pit head, the coal wheels a-turning
F C Bb C
The smoke stacks a-belching and the blast fires burning
F C F F7
And the sweat on the back is no joy to behold
Bb F Gm C
In the heat of the steel plant or mining the coal
Dm C F F7
And the foreign-owned companies force us to fight
Bb F C F
For our survival and for our rights

[Chorus]
F Bb F C
We are an island, a rock in the stream
F Bb F C
We are a people as proud as there’s been
Dm Bb F C
In soft summer breeze or in wild winter wind
Bb C Bb F
The home of our hearts Cape Breton

[Verse]
F C F C
Over the highway and over the road
F C Bb C
Over the causeway stories are told
F C F C
They tell of the coming and the going away
F C Bb C
The cities of America draw me away
F C F F7
And though companies come and companies go
Bb F Gm C
And the ways of the world we may never know
Dm C F F7
We’ll follow the footsteps of those on their way
Bb F C F
And we’ll fight for the right to leave or to stay

[Chorus]
F Bb F C
We are an island, a rock in the stream
F Bb F C
We are a people as proud as there’s been
Dm Bb F C
In soft summer breeze or in wild winter wind
Bb C Bb F
The home of our hearts Cape Breton

1 year ago

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