Peter Hammill - Viking (chords)


(Chris Judge Smith - from PH's "Fool's Mate" 1971)

Chord transcription by Cameron Taylor <camtaylor@techemail.com> and Maxim Koutskevitch <vegetatio@hotmail.com>, 3.05.1998
corrections welcome !

A                                         F#m
Looking out forward over the prow of our long ship,
E/D                   D                Em
pulling our oars and listening to the foam;
A                                        F#m
helmets and sheepskins salt-damp in the sea-mist:
E/D     D    Em
We're going home.


Em                  Dm
Aslak of Langadale, Einar Thorgeirsson,
Em                  Dm 
Olaf the White and Sigurd the Powerful..................

A                                      F#m
Looking for constellations above the horizon,
E/D                 D                Em
West wind cutting sharper than our blades;
A                                 F#m
smiling forever into an endless sunrise,
E/D     D            Em
we're flying on the waves.


Em                 Dm 
Thorfin Karlsefny, Aud the Deep-Minded,
Em                    Dm 
Snorri Thorbrandsson, Thorstein the Black...............

A                                      F#m
Out of dark Vinland, with grey waves racing before us 
E/D  D      Em
We want no rest.
A                                      F#m
Back to the homeland, Iceland, sleeping in winter 
E/D   D       Em
back from the West.
E/D   D       Em
Five years we roam;
E/D   D       Em
now we're going home.



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