Border reiver    (video)

 

    Am - C - Em - Am -  F (4x)  +  Am

 

    Am - G - Em (4x)  +  Am

 

      Am                                                                C                   F

1. Southern bound from Glasgow town, she’s shining in the sun,

                          Am      C                     F

    my Scotsoun Lassie on the border run.

                 Am                                             C                    F

    We’re whistling down the hillsides and tearing up the climbs,

                     Am     - C                F                           Am

    I’m just a thiever,       stealing time, in the border reiver.

 

              Am                                                       C                   F

2. Eight hundred thousand on the clock, and plenty more to go,

                            Am              C                           F

    crash box and lever, she needs the heel and toe.

              Am                                             C                        F

    She’s not too cold in winter, but she cooks me in the heat,

                          Am                   C                       F                          Am

    I’m a six foot driver, but you can’t adjust the seat, in the border reiver.

 

F                       C                                     Em                 F

    Sure as the sun rise, that’s what they say about the Albion,

F                       C                                     Em                 F

    Sure as the sun rise, that’s what they say about the Albion,

               Dm                    Am

she’s an Albion, she’s an Albion.

 

+  Am - G - Em (4x)  +  Am

 

             Am                                        C                   F

3. The ministry don’t worry me, my paperwork’s alright,

                     Am              C                         F

    they can’t touch me, I got my sleep last night.

            Am                                        C                     F

    It’s knocking out a living wage in nineteen sixty-nine,

                    Am       - C                 F                           Am

    I’m just a thiever,         stealing time, in the border reiver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F                       C                                     Em                 F

    Sure as the sun rise, that’s what they say about the Albion,

F                       C                                     Em                 F

    Sure as the sun rise, that’s what they say about the Albion,

               Dm                    Am

she’s an Albion, she’s an Albion.

 

+  Am - G - Em (4x)  +  Am

 

+  Am - G - Em (4x)  +  Am

 

+  Am - G - Em (4x)  +  F - Dm - Am

 

 

(orig. = capo 3rd)    (Mark Knopfler)