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The Longest Johns chords for Wellerman

Guitar chords with lyrics

Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)


Verse 1:

   A chord diagramA minorAm
There once was a ship that put to sea
         A chord diagramDmDm                      A chord diagramA minorAm
And the name of the ship was the Billy of Tea
     A chord diagramA minorAm
The winds blew hard, her bow dipped down
    A chord diagramE MajorE                   A chord diagramA minorAm
O blow, my bully boys, blow
Chorus:

 A chord diagramFF            A chord diagramC majorC
Soon may the Wellerman come
    A chord diagramDmDm                A chord diagramA minorAm
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
A chord diagramFF                  A chord diagramC majorC
One day, when the tonguin’ is done,
       A chord diagramE MajorE                 A chord diagramA minorAm
We’ll take our leave and go


Verse 2:

    A chord diagramA minorAm
She had not been two weeks from shore
      A chord diagramDmDm            A chord diagramA minorAm
When down on her a right whale bore
     A chord diagramA minorAm
The captain called all hands and swore
      A chord diagramE MajorE                 A chord diagramA minorAm
He'd take that whale in tow

Chorus:

 A chord diagramFF            A chord diagramC majorC
Soon may the Wellerman come
    A chord diagramDmDm                A chord diagramA minorAm
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
A chord diagramFF                  A chord diagramC majorC
One day, when the tonguin’ is done,
       A chord diagramE MajorE                 A chord diagramA minorAm
We’ll take our leave and go


Verse 3:

   A chord diagramA minorAm
Before the boat had hit the water
      A chord diagramDmDm              A chord diagramA minorAm
The whale's tail came up and caught her
     A chord diagramA minorAm
All hands to the side, harpooned and fought her
      A chord diagramE MajorE               A chord diagramA minorAm
When she dived down below


Chorus:

 A chord diagramFF            A chord diagramC majorC
Soon may the Wellerman come
    A chord diagramDmDm                 A chord diagramA minorAm
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
A chord diagramFF                 A chord diagramC majorC
One day, when the tonguin’ is done,
       A chord diagramE MajorE                 A chord diagramA minorAm
We’ll take our leave and go


Verse 4:

    A chord diagramA minorAm
No line was cut, no whale was freed;
     A chord diagramDmDm                A chord diagramA minorAm
The Captain's mind was not of greed
    A chord diagramA minorAm
But he belonged to the whaleman's creed;
     A chord diagramE MajorE                A chord diagramA minorAm
She took the ship in tow


Chorus:

 A chord diagramFF            A chord diagramC majorC
Soon may the Wellerman come
    A chord diagramDmDm                 A chord diagramA minorAm
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
A chord diagramFF                 A chord diagramC majorC
One day, when the tonguin’ is done,
       A chord diagramE MajorE                 A chord diagramA minorAm
We’ll take our leave and go


Verse 5:

     A chord diagramA minorAm
For forty days, or even more
     A chord diagramDmDm                    A chord diagramA minorAm
The line went slack, then tight once more
     A chord diagramA minorAm
All boats were lost (there were only four)
      A chord diagramE MajorE                  A chord diagramA minorAm
But still that whale did go


Chorus:

 A chord diagramFF            A chord diagramC majorC
Soon may the Wellerman come
    A chord diagramDmDm                 A chord diagramA minorAm
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
A chord diagramFF                 A chord diagramC majorC
One day, when the tonguin’ is done,
       A chord diagramE MajorE                 A chord diagramA minorAm
We’ll take our leave and go


Verse 6:

   A chord diagramA minorAm
As far as I've heard, the fight's still on;
     A chord diagramDmDm                     A chord diagramA minorAm
The line's not cut and the whale's not gone
     A chord diagramA minorAm
The Wellerman makes his regular call
     A chord diagramDmDm                    A chord diagramA minorAm
To encourage the Captain, crew, and all


Chorus:

 A chord diagramFF            A chord diagramC majorC
Soon may the Wellerman come
    A chord diagramDmDm                 A chord diagramA minorAm
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
A chord diagramFF                 A chord diagramC majorC
One day, when the tonguin’ is done,
       A chord diagramE MajorE                 A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramG+G
We’ll take our leave and go


 A chord diagramFF            A chord diagramC majorC
Soon may the Wellerman come
    A chord diagramDmDm                 A chord diagramA minorAm
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
A chord diagramFF                 A chord diagramC majorC
One day, when the tonguin’ is done,
       A chord diagramE MajorE                 A chord diagramA minorAm
We’ll take our leave and go

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