The Whalerís Dues

Intro:  Em, F#, G, A5, B5, Em, C, D,  - Em, F#, G, A5, B5, Em, C, D, Em, Ö
 

D5   Em         G                 A5                     B5             C5                  C                        D
  Money speaks. soft hearts lose. The truth only whispers Itís the whalerís dues.  Iíve been
Em                   Bm7 sus 4                  Em                          D  C                       Em                         G
running on the diesel.              Been running on coal. Running on borrowed time, if truthís to be
D                 Em                Bm7sus 4       Em                             D         C                          G                        A5
 told.  Two whales in the ocean,                  cruising the night, search for each other before we turn
                 C      (intro part)                                    G        A5                   B5    Em, C, D, Em, F#
 out their light.                         2nd time Are you with          me? (shout:) No !
               G                A5                          B5        Em     C  D5
Are you with             me ?           (shout) No !
 

Rest of the wordsÖ

Been accused of deep murder on the North Atlantic swell,
but I have Three hungry children and a young wife as well.
And behind stand generations of hard hunting men who raise
a glass to a living and went killing again.
 
Now Iím old and I sit landlocked in a back country jail
to reflect on all of my sins and the death of the whale.
Send me back down the ages.
Put me to sea once again when the oceans were full,
yes, and men would be men.

TRANSCRIPTED BY Marc Landry
markl@interlinx.qc.ca 1