Letter from America

The Proclaimers

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Intro: | C G | Am G | (4 times)

         C                       Dm     G     C
When you go will you send back a letter from America?
       C                        Dm      G    C
Take a look up the rail track from Miami to Canada

F
 Broke off from my work the other day
  Am
I spent the evening thinking about all the blood that flowed away
F
 Across the ocean to the second chance
  Am                           Em            F       Dm  Dm7  G
I wonder how it got on when it reached the promised land?

         C                       Dm     G     C
When you go will you send back a letter from America?
       C                        Dm      G    C
Take a look up the rail track from Miami to Canada

F
 I've looked at the ocean tried hard to imagine
    Am
The way you felt the day you sailed from Wester Ross to Nova Scotia
F
 We should have held you, we should have told you
        Am                           Em        F      Dm  Dm7  G
But you know our sense of timing, we always wait too long

         C                       Dm     G     C
When you go will you send back a letter from America?
       C                        Dm      G    C
Take a look up the rail track from Miami to Canada

| Am G | (4 times)

   C        G     Am            G     C        G     Am      G
Lochaber no more, Sutherland no more, Lewis no more, Skye no more
   C        G     Am            G     C        G     Am      G
Lochaber no more, Sutherland no more, Lewis no more, Skye no more
   C        G     Am            G     C        G     Am      G
Lochaber no more, Sutherland no more, Lewis no more, Skye no more

F
 I wonder my blood will you ever return
   Am
To help us kick the life back to a dying mutual friend
F
 Do we not love her? I think we all claim we love her
Am                              Em          F      Dm  Dm7  G
Do we have to roam the world to prove how much it hurts?

         C                       Dm     G     C
When you go will you send back a letter from America?
       C                        Dm      G    C
Take a look up the rail track from Miami to Canada

| Am G | (2 times)

C           G     Am         G     C         G     Am        G
Bathgate no more, Linwood no more, Methil no more, Irvine no more
C           G     Am         G     C         G     Am        G
Bathgate no more, Linwood no more, Methil no more, Irvine no more
C           G     Am         G     C         G     Am        G
Bathgate no more, Linwood no more, Methil no more, Irvine no more
      C           G     Am         G     C         G        C C/B  Am7 G
We go Bathgate no more, Linwood no more, Methil no more, Lochaber  no  more