Off To Sea Once More

Shady Grove

(MacColl)

 Last Updated 01/25/97

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     Dm              C    Am
When first I came to Liverpool
  Dm    C     Dm
I went upon a spree
   Dm            F
Me money alas, I spent it fast
    F        C           A7
Got drunk as drunk could be
    Dm            F
And when my money was all gone
      F      C      A7
'Twas then I wanted more
      Dm                   C           Am
But a man must be blind to make up his mind
   Dm    C        Dm
To go to sea once more


I spent that night with Angeline
Too drunk to roll in bed
My watch was new and my money too
In the mornin' with'em she fled
And as I roamed the streets about
The whores they all would roar
Here comes Jack Rack, the poor sailor lad
He must go to sea once more

As I was walkin' down the street
I met with Rapper Brown
I asked him for to take me in
And he looked at me with a frown
He said, "Last time you was paid off,
With me you jobbed no score,
But I'll take your advance and I'll give you a chance
And I'll send you to sea once more.

I hired me aboard of a whaling ship
Bound for the Arctic seas
Where the cold winds blow
Through the frost and snow
and Jamaican rum would freeze
And worst and bear I'd no hard weather gear
For I'd lost all my money ashore
'Twas then that I wished that I was dead
And gone to sea no more

Some days we're catching whales me lads
And some days we're catchin' none
With a 20 foot oar stuck in our hands
From 4 o'clock in the morn
And when the shades of night come on
We rest on our weary oar
'Twas then that I wished that I was dead
Or safe with the girls ashore

Come all you bold seafarin' men
And listen to my song
When you come off of them long trips
I'd have ya's not go wrong
Take my advice, drink no string drink
Don't go sleeping with no whores
Get married lads and have all night in
And go to sea no more


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Ed Bick's Tab Archive, 1997