Halfway To Mackinaw


Transposer


             [Verse 1]
        G                         Em
On a morning in may on Montreal Island
            D         C                G     D
Where the river St Lawrence and the Ottawa meet
    G                                 Em
I filled my canoe with the cargo to barter and
   D      C            D         G
Readied myself for a voyage of weeks
   D                           C       G
Watching the smoke from the campfire rising
  Em                                D
Feeling as wild and untamed as the wind
   D                        C            G
Blessing the boats to keep them from capsizing
       G                         Em
On a morning in May on Montreal Island
      D          C            D         G
The paddle cuts deep and the journey begins

[Verse 2]
 G                     Em
28 days up the Ottawa River and
 D         C                G     D
Finally I rest on Lake Nippissing’s shore
 G                                 Em
I vow on my knee that the lake will deliver
   D      C            D         G
Easterly breezes and fish by the score
  D                  C       G
Taking no pay from John Jacob Astor
Em                                D
I set my trap lines wherever I please
  D                      C           G
Taking no pleasure in getting there faster
 G                                 Em
28 days up the Ottawa River
    D        C            D             G
Setting my sights on the sweet water’s seas

[Chorus 1]
D                      C           G
And it’s roll on, river roll on
 Em                  D
Sing me a voyager’s tune
  G                                Em
Halfway to heaven is halfway to Mackinaw
   D        C            D             G
Gathering place for the sun and the moon

[Instrumental] 
G Em D C D G

[Verse 3]
 G                                 Em
I see the flag flying high over Mackinaw
 D           C                G     D
Maybe this time it’s my dear fleur de lis
 G                                 Em
Maybe someday will I pledge my allegiance
    D       C       D         G
But I am a voyager wild and free
  D                      C       G
Scanning the shoreline upon my arrival
 Em                              D
Searching for someone who’s searching for me
 D                    C         G
Only true love will ensure my survival
 G                                 Em
And I feel my heart flying high over Mackinaw
 D           C            D         G
Off on the journey that every heart needs

[Chorus 2]
D                      C           G
And it’s roll on, river roll on
 Em                  D
Sing me a voyager’s tune
  G                                Em
Halfway to heaven is halfway to Mackinaw
   D        C            D             G
Gathering place for the sun and the moon
  G                                Em
Halfway to heaven is halfway to Mackinaw
   D        C            D             G
Gathering place for the sun and the moon
            

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