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Welcome Home


(Capo 3rd)

Intro [C] [G]

From the [C] salty sea the Ojibway came to the
[G] shores of Whitefish [Am] island
From [C] France came the voyageurs to trade and to
[G] sing " la claire [Am] fontaine"
From [F] out of the mist came the [C] blackcoat priests
with the [F] cross and the name of [Am] Jesus
Then the [C] redcoats came and the [G] words that soon
echoed [F] in the woods were [C] English [C] [G]

These [C] woods they felt the footprints of the
[G] ancestors of [Am] Shingwauk
These [C] waters heard the words of [G] Etienne Brule
as [Am] he talked
These [F] clouds saw father [C] Druillettes pray for
[F] sick Ojibway [Am] families
These [C] whitefish leaped [G] into the nets
of [F] Alexander [C] Henry

CHORUS

[C]
Welcome home, every bird is singing
[C] Welcome home, every tree is swaying
[F] Welcome home, every river is an
[C] endless poem
Every rock and every [G] stone
has a voice all of its [F] own
and I hear them saying, [C] "Welcome home" [G]

This [C] air has danced to the tune of the Irish
[G] accent of John [Am] Johnston
These [C] trees have given sugar to his
[G] Chippewa wife [Am] Susan
These [F] shores have watched the [C] anger and the
[F] trials of John [Am] Tanner
These [C] flowers sighed as [G] Jane Schoolcraft
wept [F] for the son who'd [C] left her


CHORUS

[C] Welcome home, every bird is singing
[C] Welcome home, every tree is swaying
[F] Welcome home, every river is an
[C] endless poem
Every rock and every [G] stone
has a voice all of its [F] own
and I hear them saying, [C]"Welcome home" [G]

From the [C] streets of Montreal came a young [G] man
named [Am] Ermatinger
From [C] Sandy Lake he brought his wife and
[G] made a stone house [Am] for her
From the [F] rolling hills of [C] Scotland
Joseph [F] Wilson brought his [Am] vision
From a [C] dedicated [G] angry mind judge
[F] John Prince brought [C] decisions

CHORUS

[C] Welcome home, every bird is singing
[C] Welcome home, every tree is swaying
[F] Welcome home, every river is an
[C] endless poem
Every rock and every [G] stone
has a voice all of its [F] own
and I hear them saying, [C]"Welcome home"
Every rock and every [G] stone
has a voice all of its [F] own
and I hear them saying, [C]"Welcome home"

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