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Nathan Evans - Wellerman


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There once was a ship

That put to sea

The name of the ship

Was the Billy of Tea

The winds blew up

Her bow dipped down

O blow, my bully boys, blow

Ab           
Eb            
Soon may the Wellerman come
    
Fm       Fm6       
Cm        
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
Ab                 
Eb             
One day, when the tonguin' is done
       

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G                  
Cm
We'll take our leave and go 

                
She had not been
                    
Two weeks from shore
                
When down on her
                  
A right whale bore
                  
The captain called
                   
All hands and swore
                           
He'd take that whale in tow

Ab           
Eb            
Soon may the Wellerman come
    
Fm       Fm6       
Cm        
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
Ab                 
Eb             
One day, when the tonguin' is done
       

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G                  
Cm
We'll take our leave and go 

Ab     
Eb
Da Da Dadada [da]
Fm       
Fm7   
Cm
Da Da Da [dada] [da] [da] [da] [da]
Ab      
Eb
Da Da Dadada [da]
C           
Fm
Da Da Da [da] [da]

                                 
Before the boat had hit the water
                        
The whale's tail came up
              
And caught her
                     
All hands to the side
                        
Harpooned and fought her
                       
When she dived down low

Ab           
Eb            
Soon may the Wellerman come
    
Fm       Fm6       
Cm        
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
Ab                 
Eb             
One day, when the tonguin' is done
       

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G                  
Cm
We'll take our leave and go 

               
No line was cut
                  
No whale was freed
                  
The Captain's mind
                
Was not of greed
               
And he belonged
                       
To the whaleman's creed
                         
She took that ship in tow

Ab           
Eb            
Soon may the Wellerman come
    
Fm       Fm6       
Cm        
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
Ab                 
Eb             
One day, when the tonguin' is done
       

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G                  
Cm
We'll take our leave and go 

Ab     
Eb
Da Da Dadada [da]
Fm       
Fm7   
Cm
Da Da Da [dada] [da] [da] [da] [da]
Ab      
Eb
Da Da Dadada [da]
C           
Fm
Da Da Da [da] [da]

                            
For forty days, or even more
                   
The line went slack
                    
Then tight once more
                   
All boats were lost
                    
There were only four
                           
But still that whale did go

Ab           
Eb            
Soon may the Wellerman come
    
Fm       Fm6        
Cm       
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
Ab                 
Eb             
One day, when the tonguin' is done
       

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G                  
Cm
We'll take our leave and go 

                    
As far as I've heard
                    
The fight's still on
                  
The line's not cut
                        
And the whale's not gone
                   
The Wellerman makes
                
His regular call
                        
To encourage the Captain
             
Crew, and all

Ab           
Eb            
Soon may the Wellerman come
    
Fm       Fm6       
Cm        
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
Ab                 
Eb             
One day, when the tonguin' is done
       

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G                  
Cm
We'll take our leave and go 
Bridge:
Ab G Ab Fm x2

Ab           
Eb            
Soon may the Wellerman come
    
Fm       Fm6       
Cm        
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
Ab                 
Eb             
One day, when the tonguin' is done
       

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G                  
Cm
We'll take our leave and go 

Ending:
Ab Fm Ab G x2
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