Canadian Railroad Trilogy by Gordon Lightfoot Ukulele Chords

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You can play versatile instrument Canadian Railroad Trilogy using ukulele or guitar.
This song by Gordon Lightfoot can also be played by that instruments.
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Canadian Railroad Trilogy chords has rhythm and included in The Way I Feel (1967) album.
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Canadian Railroad Trilogy by Gordon Lightfoot Ukulele Chords


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GORDON LIGHTFOOT – Canadian Railroad Trilogy


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DIAGRAMS for the maj7-chords:


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CAPO 3 (to be in key with Ol’ Gord)

There was a time in this fair land when the railroad did not run
When the wild majestic mountains stood alone against the sun
Long before the white man and long before the wheel
When the green dark forest was too silent to be real

But time has no beginnings and the history has no bounds
As to this verdant country they came from all around
They sailed upon her waterways and they walked the forests tall
Built the mines, the mills and the factories for the good of us all

And when the young man’s fancy had turned into the spring
The railroad men grew restless for to hear the hammers ring
Their minds were overflowing with the visions of their day
With many a fortune won and lost and many a debt to pay

For they looked in the future and what did they see
They saw an iron road running from the sea to the sea
Bringing the goods to a young growing land
All up from the seaports and into their hands

Look away said they across this mighty land

Bring in the workers and bring up the rails
We gotta lay down the tracks and tear up the trails
Open her heart let the life blood flow
Gotta get on our way ’cause we’re moving too slow

Bring in the workers and bring up the rails
We gotta lay down the tracks and tear up the trails
Open her heart let the life blood flow
Gotta get on our way ’cause we’re moving too slow
C A (fadeout A)
Get on our way ’cause we’re moving too slow

Behind the blue Rockies the sun is declining
The stars they come stealing at the close of the day
Across the wide prairie our loved ones lie sleeping
Beyond the dark oceans in a place far away

We are the navvies who work upon the railway
Swinging our hammers in the bright blazing sun
Living on stew and drinking bad whiskey
Bending our backs til the long days are done

We are the navvies who work upon the railway
Swinging our hammers in the bright blazing sun
Laying down track and building the bridges
Bending our old backs til the railroad… is done

So over the mountains and over the plains
Into the muskeg and into the rain
Up the St. Lawrence all the way to Gaspe
Swinging our hammers and drawing our pay
Drivin’ ’em in and tying them down
Away to the bunkhouse and into the town
A dollar a day and a place for my head
A drink to the living, a toast to the dead

Oh the song of the future has been sung
All the battles have been won
On the mountain tops we stand
All the world at our command
We have opened up her soil
Am (hit once!) A
With our teardrops… and our toil

For there was a time in this fair land when the railroad did not run
When the wild majestic mountains stood alone against the sun
Long before the white man and long before the wheel
When the green dark forest was too silent to be real
When the green dark forest was too silent to be real
D A (let ring… pause)
And many are the dead men?
too silent… to be real


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Have a good time playing it! Comments and suggestions for improvement are always welcome 🙂

To play the this songs, including Canadian Railroad Trilogy by Gordon Lightfoot by ukulele, the most crucial basic ukulele chords to learn are C chord, D chord, G chord, and Em chord.
These set you up to play a many of songs, and each of them is easy to learn.

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