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Slaid Cleaves - Breakfast In Hell (Chord)
Album: Broke Down (2000)
Submitter: lmofle (308) on 2/16/03 1 comment
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Intro chords:
Am   C   G   C  C/B  Am

       Am               C             G              Am
In the melting snows of Ontario where the wind'll make you shiver
          Am               C                   G                  Am
'Twas the month of May up in Georgian Bay near the mouth of the Musquash River
          C                 G                      C      C/B  Am
Where the bears prowl and the coyotes howl and you can hear the osprey scream
         G                         C        C/B    Am
Back in '99 we were cutting pine and sending it down the stream

Young Sandy Gray came to Go Hon Bay all the way from PEI
Where the weather's rough and it makes you tough, no man's afraid to die
Sandy came a smilin', 30,000 Islands was the place to claim his glory
Now Sandy's gone but his name lives on, and this is Sandy's story

Chorus 1:
      C             Am             C                Am
Young Sandy Gray lives on today in the echoes of a mighty yell
G
Listen close and you'll hear a ghost
        C   C/B  Am
In this story that I tell, boys
     C   C/B  Am
This story that I tell


Now Sandy Gray was boss of the men who'd toss the trees onto the shore
They'd come and go till they'd built a floe of 100,000 logs or more
And he'd ride 'em down toward Severn Sound to cut 'em up in the mills for timber
And ships would haul, spring, summer, and fall, 'til the ice came in December

One Sabbath Day, big Sandy Gray came into camp with a peavey on his shoulder
With a thunder crack he dropped his axe and the room got a little bit colder
Said 'Come all you, we've got work to do We've gotta give 'er all we can give 'er
'There's a jam of logs at the little jog near the mouth of the Musquash River

With no time to pray on the Lord's Day, they were hoping for God's forgiveness
But the jam was high in a troubled sky and they set about their business
They poked with their poles and ran with the rolls and tried to stay on their feet
Every trick they tried and one man cried 'This log jam's got us beat'

Chorus 2:
But Sandy Gray was not afraid and he let out a mighty yell
'I'll be damned, we'll break this jam,
Or it's breakfast in Hell, boys'
Breakfast in Hell'

Now every one of the men did the work of ten and Sandy scrambled up to the top
He's working like a dog heaving 30 foot logs and it looked like he'd never stop
They struggled on those men so strong till the jam began to sway
Then they dove for cover to the banks of the river all except for Sandy Gray

Now with thoughts of death they held their breath as they saw their friend go down
They all knew in a second or two he'd be crushed or frozen or drowned
They saw him fall and they heard him call, just once and then it was over
Young Sandy Gray gave his life that day near the mouth of the Musquash River

Chorus 2

East of Giant's Tomb, there's plenty of room, there's no fences and no walls
And if you listen close, you'll hear a ghost, down by Sandy Gray Falls
Through the tops of the trees, you'll hear in the breeze, the echoes of a might yell
'I'll be damned, we'll break this jam, or it's breakfast in Hell'

Chorus 3:
And Sandy Gray lives on today in the echoes of a mighty yell
'I'll be damned, we'll break this jam,
Or it's breakfast in Hell, boys'
'Breakfast in Hell'
  
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Way to go....that's a serious tab post..nemo
-cowboynemo | 2/16/2003
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