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Point Iroquois


CAPO 2nd Fret

INTRO /Em/G/D/Em/ 2x

Way [Em] back in a time when a [G] manitou's sign
was the [D] word that showed the [Em] way
Just [Em] north of the Sault, [G] 1662
the [D] Saulteaux [Em] Ojibway
fell on their [Em] enemy with such [A7] ferocity
that their [C] foes they never [G] foresaw
that the [Em] place of their bones would [A7] forever be known
by the [C] name point [G] Iroquois

/Em/A7/C/G/ 2x

Way [Em] back in those days the [G] Ojibways
lived in [D] fear of the Iroquois [Em] tribe
They [Em] always came around for the [G] chance to hunt down
[D] whoever forgot to [Em] hide
A woman [Em] and a man of the [A7] Garden River band
took their [C] kids down to the [G] shore
when like an [Em] eagles claw those [A7] Iroquois
swooped [C] down with cry of [G] war

/Em/A7/C/G/ 2x


CHORUS

[C] Long [G] ago, in the [D] homeland of the [G] crane
[C] Whoa, whoa, [G] whoa, Point [D] Iroquois got its [Em] name

Some [Em] Ojibway scouts went [G] looking about
for the [D] ones who'd [Em] disappeared
At [Em] Sault Ste. Marie on a [G] hill they could see
the [D] very sight all had [Em] feared
The [Em] scouts returned and a [A7] war party soon
to give [C] chase the very next [G] dawn
When they [Em] reached the Sault they [A7] paddled right through
for the [C] Iroquois had moved [G] on

/Em/A7/C/G/ 2x

They [Em] found them again up at [G] Point aux Pins
as they [D] entered Superior [Em]
The [Em] Ojibways saw as the [G] Iroquois
went [D] further up the south [Em] shore
The Garden [Em] River band had a [A7] medicine man
who [C] showed them the manitou's [G] sign
At [Em] dawn's first crack they [A7] would attack
and [C] revenge the terrible [G] crime

/Em/A7/C/G/ 2x

CHORUS

[C] Long [G] ago, in the [D] homeland of the [G] crane
[C] Whoa, whoa, [G] whoa, Point [D] Iroquois got its [Em] name
The [Em] next morning came with a [G] shower of rain
when they [D] pulled down the enemies' [Em] tents
With [Em] clubs and guns the [G] work was done
all at the [D] Iroquois' expense [Em]
When the [Em] sun had set there were [A7] just two left
who were [C] sent to their kin back [G] home
to [Em] tell them that they better [A7] never come back
to the [C] place of the Iroquois [G] bones

/Em/A7/C/G/
2x 

Well the [Em] years slipped by as the [G] eagle eye
of the [D] Ojibway looked all [Em] round
but [Em] day or night there [G] was no sight
of an [D] Iroquois to be [Em] found
They were [Em] safe outdoors from the [A7] cry of war
they were [C] safe inside their [G] homes
and [Em] everyone knew that just [A7] north of the Sault
was the [C] place of the Iroquois [G] bones

/Em/A7/C/G/ 2x

CHORUS 2x 

[C] Long [G] ago, in the [D] homeland of the [G] crane
[C] Whoa, whoa, [G] whoa, Point [D] Iroquois got its [Em] name
[C] Long [G] ago, in the [D] homeland of the [G] crane
[C] Whoa, whoa, [G] whoa, Point [D] Iroquois got its [Em] name[Lyrics Here]

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