The Dark Island

 Am         Em            C          G
Away to the west ward I'm longing to be,
                      Em       G           D
Where the beauties of heaven unfold by the sea
          Am           Em             C            G
Where the sweet purple heather blooms fragrant and free
                   D                C G
On a hilltop high above  - The Dark Island

    G                         C           G
Oh, isle of my childhood, I'm dreaming of thee,
                      Em       G        D
As the steamer leaves Oban and passes Tiree
          Am          Em         C           G
Soon I'll capture the magic that lingers for me
                         D               C G
When I'm back once more upon  - The Dark Island

   Am         Em              C           G
So gentle the sea breeze that ripples the bay
                           Em        G              D
Where the stream joins the ocean and young children play
       Am             Em          C            G
On the strand of pure silver I'll welcome each day
                      D                C G
And I'll roam forever more  - The Dark Island
    G                         C           G
Oh, isle of my childhood, I'm dreaming of thee,
                      Em       G        D
As the steamer leaves Oban and passes Tiree
          Am          Em         C           G
Soon I'll capture the magic that lingers for me
                         D               C G
When I'm back once more upon  - The Dark Island

     Am          Em       C             G
True gems of the Hebrides bathed in the light 
                  Em           G           D
Of the mid-summer dawning that follows the night 
      Am            Em           C          G
How I yearn for the cries of the seagull in flight 
                     D                C G
As they circle high above  - The Dark Island

    G                         C           G
Oh, isle of my childhood, I'm dreaming of thee,
                      Em       G        D
As the steamer leaves Oban and passes Tiree
          Am          Em         C           G
Soon I'll capture the magic that lingers for me
                         D               C G
When I'm back once more upon  - The Dark Island