Stompin' Tom Connors

Martin Hartwell Story(Keyboard chords)

Stompin' Tom Connors

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Lost up in no-man's land 
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In the Northwest Terri-tories 
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They were lost up in no-man's land 
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The Marten Hartwell story 
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The Marten Hartwell story 
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On November the 8th of '72 
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North of the Arctic Circle 
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A plane took off from Cambridge Bay 
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And the pilot's name was Hartwell 
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He had to make it to Yellowknife 
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Al-though the night was stormin' 
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To save the lives of an Eskimo boy 
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And a pregnant Eskimo woman. 
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'Oh, Mr. Hartwell,' said the nurse 
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'I pray that you will guide us 
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To save this woman with her child 
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And the boy with appendi-citis.' 
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But the wind, it blew and the storm, it grew 
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And the signal of Kan-twoita         
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They missed by miles and flying wild 
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They crashed beside Lake Hota. 
 
***Chorus 
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Now Judy Hill, the federal nurse 
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She never lived to waken 
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And the life of the mother and her child 
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Were both soon after taken 
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But the pilot woke to find himself 
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And the Eskimo boy were livin' 
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Left in pain be-side the plane 
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To search the skies of heaven. 
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Day by day the pilot lay 
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With both his ankles broken 
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And it took the lad everything he had 
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To keep the fire stokin' 
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While in the sky too far away 
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The rescue team were seakin' 
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A signal wave that might be traced 
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The Hartwell's radio beacon 
 
**Chorus 
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After nineteen days the aerial search 
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Was said to be com-pleted 
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Until someone cried, 'They're still alive 
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And the search must be re-peated.' 
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And the day the beep was finally heard 
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Was the day we'll all re-member 
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A man was found safe and sound 
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On the 9th day of De-cember. 
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Hartwell said he should have died 
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At 35 below zero 
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And the reason Hartwell did survive 
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The boy had died a hero, 
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'He brought me food when I couldn't move 
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While he himself grew feeble 
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Yes, Davy Koutouk died a saint 
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And a credit to his people 
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Davy Koutouk died a saint 
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And a credit to his people.' 
 
***Chorus 
 
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