Guitar tablature for John West by Robbie Wessels (tabbed by kunuk)
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John West - Robbie Wessels
Album:  My Vissermanvriend se pa



This finger-picking version is up here by special request. Although
the song features only three chords, it does require one bar-chord
making the song a little more challenging. With a little practice and
some time listening to the recording, it is a very playable song for
the determined beginner.

Here are the chords used in the song for quick reference:
       C       F       G
e:-----0-------1-------3-------
B:-----1-------1-------3-------
G:-----0-------2-------0-------
D:-----2-------3-------0-------
A:-----3-------3-------2-------
E:-------------1-------3-------

Have fun! Please let me know if there any changes/suggestions you have
to make the tab better,
Your Friendly Neighbourhood Kunuk – kunuk@rocketmail.com

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INTRO:
    C                F                C                G
e:----0-0---------|----1-1---------|----0-0---------|----3-3---------|
B:----1-1----1----|----1-1----1----|----1-1----1----|----3-3----3----|
G:----0-0--0---0--|----2-2--2---2--|----0-0--0---0--|----0-0--0------|
D:----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------0--|
A:--3-------------|----------------|--3-------------|----------------|
E:----------------|--1-------------|----------------|--3-------------|


VERS1:
    C                F
e:----0-0---------|----1-1---------|
B:----1-1----1----|----1-1----1----|
G:----0-0--0---0--|----2-2--2---2--|
D:----------------|----------------|
A:--3-------------|----------------|
E:----------------|--1-------------|
  Die wolke pak saam in die ooste

    C                G
e:----0-0---------|----3-3---------|
B:----1-1----1----|----3-3----3----|
G:----0-0--0---0--|----0-0--0------|
D:----------------|-------------0--|
A:--3-------------|----------------|
E:----------------|--3-------------|
  En hy staan met sy hoed in sy hand

    C                F
e:----0-0---------|----1-1---------|
B:----1-1----1----|----1-1----1----|
G:----0-0--0---0--|----2-2--2---2--|
D:----------------|----------------|
A:--3-------------|----------------|
E:----------------|--1-------------|
  Op sy sementdam walle my wonder

    C         G          C
e:--------------------|----0-0---------|
B:------1--------3----|----1-1----1----|
G:--------0--------0--|----0-0--0---0--|
D:----2---------------|----------------|
A:--3----------2------|--3-------------|
E:-----------3--------|----------------|
  Gaan die somerreen hierdie jaar val


    F         G          C
e:------1-------------|----------0--------|
B:--------1------3----|------1-----1---1--|
G:----2--------0---0--|--------0-----0----|
D:--------------------|----2--------------|
A:--------------------|--3----------------|
E:--1--------3--------|-------------------|
  Ek wonder nogsteeds by myself

    F         G          C
e:------1-------------|----------0--------|
B:--------1------3----|------1-----1---1--|
G:----2--------0---0--|--------0-----0----|
D:--------------------|----2--------------|
A:--------------------|--3----------------|
E:--1--------3--------|-------------------|
  Was ek daai jaar nege of elf
       
    F         C                G         C
e:--------1---------0-------|--------3---------0--|
B:------1---------1---------|------3---------1----|
G:----2---------0-----------|----0---------0------|
D:--------------------------|---------------------|
A:------------3-------------|------------3--------|
E:--1-----------------------|--3------------------|
  Toe die sneeu dik gelê het  Op Hamilton se rus

    F         C              G         C             C
e:--------1---------0-----|--------3--------------|--0-0----0----|
B:------1---------1-------|------3---------1---1--|--1-1--1---1--|
G:----2---------0---------|----0---------0---0----|--0-0---------|
D:------------------------|-----------------------|--2-2---------|
A:------------3-----------|------------3----------|--3-3---------|
E:--1---------------------|--3--------------------|--------------|
  En ons ons bure se vure  Vinnig moes blus


KOOR:
    F      C      G      C
e:--1-1----0-0----3-3----0-0--|
B:--1-1----1-1----3-3----1-1--|
G:--2-2----0-0----0-0----0-0--|
D:--3-3----2-2----0-0----2-2--|
A:--3-3----3-3----2-2----3-3--|
E:--1-1-----------3-3---------|
  John West ek weet jy mis jou plaas

    F      C      G      C
e:--1-1----0-0----3-3----0-0--|
B:--1-1----1-1----3-3----1-1--|
G:--2-2----0-0----0-0----0-0--|
D:--3-3----2-2----0-0----2-2--|
A:--3-3----3-3----2-2----3-3--|
E:--1-1-----------3-3---------|
  Ek weet jy dink aan Abraham en aan Petrus wat dronk raas

    C             G      C
e:--0-0-----------3-3----0-0--|
B:--1-1-----------3-3----1-1--|
G:--0-0-----------0-0----0-0--|
D:--2-2-----------0-0----2-2--|
A:--3-3-----------2-2----3-3--|
E:----------------3-3---------|
  Jy droom van koringlande, jy bid nogsteeds vir reen

    F     C     G           C              C
e:--1-1---0-0---3--------|--0-0---------|--0-0---------|
B:--1-1---1-1---3--------|--1-1----1----|--1-1----1----|
G:--2-2---0-0---0--------|--0-0--0---0--|--0-0--0---0--|
D:--2-2---2-2---0--------|--2-2---------|--2-2---------|
A:--2-2---3-3---2--------|--3-3---------|--3-3---------|
E:--1-1---------3--------|--------------|--------------|
  En al mis jy ook die Vrystaat in die Kaap... sal God jou seen


VERS2:
    C                F
e:----0-0---------|----1-1---------|
B:----1-1----1----|----1-1----1----|
G:----0-0--0---0--|----2-2--2---2--|
D:----------------|----------------|
A:--3-------------|----------------|
E:----------------|--1-------------|
  Soms lê hy laat aande wakker

    C                G
e:----0-0---------|----3-3---------|
B:----1-1----1----|----3-3----3----|
G:----0-0--0---0--|----0-0--0------|
D:----------------|-------------0--|
A:--3-------------|----------------|
E:----------------|--3-------------|
  En hy dink weer aan vrugbare grond

    C                F
e:----0-0---------|----1-1---------|
B:----1-1----1----|----1-1----1----|
G:----0-0--0---0--|----2-2--2---2--|
D:----------------|----------------|
A:--3-------------|----------------|
E:----------------|--1-------------|
  Hy sien weer 'n klein hopie sand tussen bome

    C         G          C
e:--------------------|----0-0---------|
B:------1--------3----|----1-1----1----|
G:--------0--------0--|----0-0--0---0--|
D:----2---------------|----------------|
A:--3----------2------|--3-------------|
E:-----------3--------|----------------|
  Daar lê Nonna sy basterhond


    F         G          C
e:------1-------------|----------0--------|
B:--------1------3----|------1-----1---1--|
G:----2--------0---0--|--------0-----0----|
D:--------------------|----2--------------|
A:--------------------|--3----------------|
E:--1--------3--------|-------------------|
  Dan begin hy homself af te vra

    F         G          C
e:------1-------------|----------0--------|
B:--------1------3----|------1-----1---1--|
G:----2--------0---0--|--------0-----0----|
D:--------------------|----2--------------|
A:--------------------|--3----------------|
E:--1--------3--------|-------------------|
  Het die swaarkry hom regtig gepla

    F         C               G         C
e:--------1---------0------|--------3---------0--|
B:------1---------1--------|------3---------1----|
G:----2---------0----------|----0---------0------|
D:-------------------------|---------------------|
A:------------3------------|------------3--------|
E:--1----------------------|--3------------------|
  Tussen lande vol mielies  En kampe vol wild

    F         C           G         C             C
e:--------1---------0--|--------3--------------|--0-0----0----|
B:------1---------1----|------3---------1---1--|--1-1--1---1--|
G:----2---------0------|----0---------0---0----|--0-0---------|
D:---------------------|-----------------------|--2-2---------|
A:------------3--------|------------3----------|--3-3---------|
E:--1------------------|--3--------------------|--------------|
  Het John West besef   Daar's net te veel skuld


KOOR: (X2)
    F      C      G      C
e:--1-1----0-0----3-3----0-0--|
B:--1-1----1-1----3-3----1-1--|
G:--2-2----0-0----0-0----0-0--|
D:--3-3----2-2----0-0----2-2--|
A:--3-3----3-3----2-2----3-3--|
E:--1-1-----------3-3---------|
  John West ek weet jy mis jou plaas

    F      C      G      C
e:--1-1----0-0----3-3----0-0--|
B:--1-1----1-1----3-3----1-1--|
G:--2-2----0-0----0-0----0-0--|
D:--3-3----2-2----0-0----2-2--|
A:--3-3----3-3----2-2----3-3--|
E:--1-1-----------3-3---------|
  Ek weet jy dink aan Abraham en aan Petrus wat dronk raas

    C             G      C
e:--0-0-----------3-3----0-0--|
B:--1-1-----------3-3----1-1--|
G:--0-0-----------0-0----0-0--|
D:--2-2-----------0-0----2-2--|
A:--3-3-----------2-2----3-3--|
E:----------------3-3---------|
  Jy droom van koringlande, jy bid nogsteeds vir reen

    F     C     G           C            
e:--1-1---0-0---3--------|--0-0---------|
B:--1-1---1-1---3--------|--1-1----1----|
G:--2-2---0-0---0--------|--0-0--0---0--|
D:--2-2---2-2---0--------|--2-2---------|
A:--2-2---3-3---2--------|--3-3---------|
E:--1-1---------3--------|--------------|
  En al mis jy ook die Vrystaat in die Kaap... sal God jou seen


OUTRO:
    C               F               C               G             C
e:----0-0--------|----1-1--------|----0-0--------|----3-3---------0-||
B:----1-1----1---|----1-1----1---|----1-1----1---|----3-3----3----1-||
G:----0-0--0---0-|----2-2--2---2-|----0-0--0---0-|----0-0--0------0-||
D:---------------|---------------|---------------|-------------0--2-||
A:--3------------|---------------|--3------------|----------------3-||
E:---------------|--1------------|---------------|--3---------------||

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Here is an English translation for all of those people out there like
myself, who dig the music, but are new to the language:
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VERSE1:
The clouds gather in the east
And he stands with his hat in his hand
On its cement banks rain wondering
Shall the summer rain fall this year

I still wonder to myself
I was that nine of eleven years
When the snow lay thick on Hamilton's resting
And our neighbour's fire should extinguish quickly

CHORUS:
John West, I know you miss your farm
I know you think of Abraham and Peter, what drunken rage
You dream of wheat, you still pray for rain
And though you also miss the Free State and the Cape
God will bless you

VERSE2:
Sometimes he lay awake late evenings
And remembers his fertile soil
He sees a small pile of sand between the trees
There lies his Nonna mutt

Then he began to wonder
Has the hardship really been worth it
Between countries filled with corn fields and camps full of wilderness
John West has realized there's just too expensive

CHORUS:
John West, I know you miss your farm
I know you think of Abraham and Peter, what drunken rage
You dream of wheat, you still pray for rain
And though you also miss the Free State and the Cape
God will bless you

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