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          Eastern Shore  by Paul Smith

           


About the song

While living here on the eastern shore I learned very quickly that when the
wind blows, one place you donít want to be is out on the ocean.  Once I
was working on a clamming boat that we steamed all night to get to where
we would catch the clams.  On the way back the next day with a full load of
clams, the wind started to pick up as was expected.  Before we got back to
the harbor in Ocean City, the seas were between 8 to 10 feet.  Iíve never
forgotten that day.  When I got to the dock, I had to lean against a piling
because everything was still moving!  

Here on the Eastern Shore the watermen are better then the weatherman at
predicting the weather.  There lives depend on it!  A condition that is
watched for in the fall and winter months is known by the locals as a
Ďnor-easterí.  When a low pressure comes up the coast while a high
pressure is just north of here.  The winds of the high pressure spin
clockwise.  The low pressure counterclockwise.  The result is a northeast
blow that usually lasts three days.  The watermen see it coming and prepare.

           Eastern Shore            
              by Paul Smith
capo 3nd fret on classical guitar
               turn E to D

Introduction;    D  D C      D   C   D      D   C    D    A    D

Chorus;
             D      D     C                      D                  C           D     
Well the cold wind blows, sureanuff  blows on the eastern shore.
                      D           C              D                A          D
    Cold wind blows nor-east three days on the eastern shore.
                                           D
                    On the eastern shore.

D                                                        G
When this dreaded nor-eastern comes,     itíll blow a gale and then some.
D                                                       A7
 Itís best to let the bay and the ocean be, yeah you better believe it that.
D                                                       G
   Well itís best Oh yes I best beware,      that if I find myself way out there
  D                                   A                  D
       I can count on three days of pure misery.

Chorus;

       Well the cold wind blows, sureanuff  blows on the eastern shore.
           Cold wind blows nor-east three days on the eastern shore.  

                         On the eastern shore.

And so my heading is south right now, I need a slip today or else somehow
 Thereís got a be a lee I can slip into, yeah you better believe it that.
   If I canít sail my lady right down to there, Oh well Oh yes I best beware.
     Itíll be three days of more than I could chew.

D   D7  G                                A                                    D       D7
               And so I find my self sailing right down to the river.
             G                                 A                     D   D    D
                 I spec thatís bout the best place I can be.

Chorus;

     Well the cold wind blows, sureanuff  blows on the eastern shore.
           Cold wind blows nor-east three days on the eastern shore.  

                         On the eastern shore.

                ( Interlude )

D   D7  G                                A                                D       D7
              And so I find myself sailing right down to the river.
           G                                    A                    D   D    D
                I spec thatís bout the best place I can be.

Chorus;

     Well the cold wind blows, sureanuff  blows on the eastern shore.
           Cold wind blows nor-east three days on the eastern shore.  

                         On the eastern shore.

                          (Repeat verse and fade)