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ALASKA EARTHQUAKE (Al Oster)
Key of "D" * 4/4 * Copyright © 1964 by Northland Music Co. (SOCAN)

Chorus (Sing Intro)
/bmin Was there a /d power un /g known to this /d world
That /bmin caused it to /d tremble and /a7 shake /
/d Was there a /a7 reason we /d mortals don't /g know
For the /d big Al /a7 aska Earth /d quake / .
Sing
(1) The /d evening was /a7 quiet and /d peaceful that /g day
Up /d there on Al / aska's /a7 shore /
Good /d Friday be /a7 fore the /d Easter week /g end
In the /d year nineteen /a7 sixty /d four /
An /bmin earthquake came /d roaring through/g early that/d night
/bmin Rolling it's /d way cross the /a7 land /
From the /d ocean to the /a7 mountains it /d rumbled a /g long
As though /d guided by /a7 some unknown /d hand / .

(2) At /d first the a7 earth rolled /d gently and /g slow
/d Nothing to / be much con /a7 cern /
It was /d only a /a7 regular /d tremor they /g said
When it's /d over the /a7 peace would re /d turn / .
But /bmin stronger and /d stronger it /g rumbled a /d long
And the /bmin buildings were /d tumbling /a7 down /
It /d trembled, it /a7 twisted, it /d heaved and it /g roared
Spread /d terror and /a7 fear all a /d round / .
Instrumental = D/ - A7/ - D/ - G/ - D/ - A7/ - D/ - D/
Recite
(3) The /d ground opened /a7 wide deep /d gorges of /g death
Then /d closed and / opened once /a7 more /
And the /d victims that /a7 fell in it's /d pathway were /g gone
As the /d jaws of the /a7 earth closed the /d door / .
/bmin Buildings were /d falling and /g burning that /d night
Dest /bmin ruction and /d fear every /a7 where /
Then a /d great tidal /a7 wave came from the /d ocean to /g find
More /d death, heartaches, /a7 destruction and /d despair / .
Instrumental = D/ - A7/ - D/ - G/ - D/ - A7 - D/ - D/

(4) /d Finally the /a7 trembling and /d shaking was /g gone
There was /d peace in the / earth once a /a7 gain /
But the /d tragedies /a7 left on that /d Easter week /g end
In /d memory would /a7 always re /d main /
Sing
/bmin Was there a /d power un /g known to this /d world
That /bmin caused it to /d tremble and /a7 shake /
/d Was there a /a7 reason we /d mortals don't /g know
For the /d big Al /a7 aska Earth /d quake / .
/d Was there a /a7 reason we /d mortals don't /g know
For the /d big Al /a7 aska Earth /d quake / .