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Cane Fire ʻUkulele Chords by The Peter Moon Band

A classic song from a classic Hawaiian album about growing pakalolo (marijuana) in the sugar cane fields. The Peter Moon version is in this same key, but the Koa’uka version that I based the solo off of is down a half-step in the key of G#m. Both are great. Check them out and use whatever is inspiring.

canefireCane Fire
The Peter Moon Band
Cane Fire
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1st Verse:
Am                            G
Growers, you who till for the buyer
     Am                                    G
I've come here to warn you 'bout tonight's Cane Fire
F                   G                  Am
When I woke up this morning, I saw the cane was pushed to the ground
F           G            Am
Helicopters soaring, the guard was snooping around.

Chorus: 
(Save the children)
F          G
Gotta move before they find                
F                  G   (Save the children)
You grab yours and I'll grab mine                   
F                 G//   (Save the children)
Gotta pull 'em in time
           Am
Before the Cane Fire

Solo:
A |-7-8-7-8-7-8-7h8p7-------7-5-555-7-8-8-7-5-5h7-7-7-
E |-------------------8---8--------------------------- 
C |---------------------9-----------------------------
G |--------------------------------------------------

A |-7-7-7-5-3-3h5-3---------------------------------
E |-----------------5-5-5-3333-5555-7777-8-8/10\8-8-
C |----------------------------------------9/11\9-9-
G |-------------------------------------------------

A |-10-8-7-8p7p5-8p7p5-8p7p5-8p7p5-7-------7-5-5-5-7-8-8-7-5-5h7-7-7- 
E |----------------------------------8---8---------------------------
C |------------------------------------9-----------------------------
G |------------------------------------------------------------------

A |-7-7-7-5-3-3h5-3-----------------------
E |-----------------5-5-5-3-3-5-5-7-7-3-5-
C |---------------------------------------
G |-----------------------4-4-5-5-7-7-4-5-

Am                       G
Prices, everyday getting higher
  Am                             G
I won't let my money burn in the Cane Fire
F                G               Am
Got three hungry babies, and the rent to be paid
F             G               Am
Ripe for the harvest, this is no time for a raid

Chorus>

1st Verse>

Chorus>

Picking>

                         F
Gotta warn you ‘bout the cane fire    
                         G
Smoke is risin’ from the cane fire
              Am
Save our children
                         F
Gotta tell you ‘bout the cane fire
                           G
Run, run, runnin’ from the cane fire
              Am
Save our children

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Brad Bordessa

I'm an 'ukulele artist from Honoka'a, Hawai'i, where I run this site from a little plantation house in the jungle. I've taught workshops internationally, made Herb Ohta Jr. laugh until he cried, and once borrowed a uke to jam with HAPA onstage in my boardshorts. More about me