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Northern Wish
On the album "Melville" and "Music Inspired by the Group of 7"
Transcribed by Johanna Macdonald (johanna.macdonald@utoronto.ca)
 
 
C                    Em              
wake up, raise the curtains
F                    C
on your deep provincial eyes
F                       C
speak out, for i am certain
F         
that it's no disguise
C                     Em
'cause soldiers stopping traffic
F			C
couldn't keep these wheels at bay
F			C
their guns smoked and the sun broke
F
and we hauled away
 
C			Em
and did you get my message
F			C
on the peoples' radio?
F			C
i wrote it in alberta
F
across the prairie spine
C			Em
and "i'd rather jump the border
F			C
than trail from east to west."
F			C
then get the booking agent
F
to find another band
 
C			Em
and mothers of the country
F			C
take two flags and make a sail
F			C
we'll sail the big dominion
F
this song is falling...
 
D
i built my rocket in a shed
			A
i'm gonna launch it at the sun
			D
i'm gonna launch it from my pad
F
oh - could i get this?
C	G	C
it's my northern wish.
 
C			Em
meanwhile in the forest
F			C
in a parliament of trees
F			C
the ink will crack and dry all up
F
but the compass will swing, any-way
C			Em
and we don't need mathematics
F			C
we don't need submarines
F			C
to tell how far that the land does go
F
until it hits the shore
 
C			Em
and mothers of the country
F			C
take two flags and make a sail
F			C
we'll sail the big dominion
F
this song is falling
 
D
i built my rocket in a shed
			A
i'm gonna launch it at the sun
			D
i'm gonna launch it from my pad
F
oh - could i get this?
C	G	C
it's my northern wish.
 
C			Em
wake up, raise the curtains
F			C
on your deep provincial eyes
F			C
speak out for i am certain
F			C
this song is over
 
 
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the Go7 version adds a G chord between verses:
F			G
and we hauled away...
C			Em
and mothers of the country... etc.