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Traditional chords for A sailor aint a sailor

A Sailor Ain't A Sailor chords by Traditional

Traditional chords for A sailor aint a sailor

Chords with lyrics

Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)


Verse 1:
A chord diagramG+G
My father often told me, when I was just a lad,
                               A chord diagramA augmentedA                   A chord diagramD MajorD
A chord diagramA augmentedA sailor's life was very hard, the food was always bad;
A chord diagramG+G
But now I've joined the navy, I'm on board a man-o-war,
                                A chord diagramA augmentedA      A chord diagramD MajorD   A chord diagramG+G
And now I find a sailor ain't a sailor any more!
Chorus:
       A chord diagramG+G
Don't haul on the rope, don't climb up the mast,
A chord diagramA augmentedA                             A chord diagramD MajorD
If you see a sailing ship, it might be your last;
A chord diagramG+G
Get your civvies ready for another run ashore,
A chord diagramG+G                                A chord diagramA augmentedA      A chord diagramD MajorD   A chord diagramG+G
A chord diagramA augmentedA sailor ain't a sailor, ain't a sailor any more!


Verse 2:
      A chord diagramG+G
The 'killick' of our mess, he says we've had it soft,
    A chord diagramG+G                            A chord diagramA augmentedA              A chord diagramD MajorD
It wasn't like this in his day, when he was up aloft;
A chord diagramG+G
We like our bunks and sleeping bags, but what's a hammock for?
A chord diagramG+G                               A chord diagramA augmentedA      A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramG+G
Swinging from the deckhead, or lying on the floor?
Chorus:
       A chord diagramG+G
Don't haul on the rope, don't climb up the mast,
A chord diagramA augmentedA                             A chord diagramD MajorD
If you see a sailing ship, it might be your last;
A chord diagramG+G
Get your civvies ready for another run ashore,
                                 A chord diagramA augmentedA      A chord diagramD MajorD   A chord diagramG+G
A chord diagramA augmentedA sailor ain't a sailor, ain't a sailor any more!


Verse 3:
      A chord diagramG+G                     A chord diagramG+G
They gave us an engine that first went up and down,
A chord diagramG+G                              A chord diagramA augmentedA              A chord diagramD MajorD
Then with more technology the engine went around;
       A chord diagramG+G
We're good with steam and diesel, but what's a mainyard for?
                               A chord diagramA augmentedA      A chord diagramD MajorD   A chord diagramG+G
A chord diagramA augmentedA stoker ain't a stoker with a shovel any more!


Chorus:
       A chord diagramG+G
Don't haul on the rope, don't climb up the mast,
A chord diagramA augmentedA                             A chord diagramD MajorD
If you see a sailing ship, it might be your last;
A chord diagramG+G
Get your civvies ready for another run ashore,
A chord diagramG+G                                A chord diagramA augmentedA      A chord diagramD MajorD   A chord diagramG+G
A chord diagramA augmentedA sailor ain't a sailor, ain't a sailor any more!


Verse 4:
       A chord diagramG+G
They gave us an Aldis Lamp, we can do it right,
A chord diagramG+G                     A chord diagramA augmentedA                 A chord diagramD MajorD
They gave us a radio, we signal day and night;
A chord diagramG+G
We know our codes and ciphers, but what's a 'sema' for?
                                    A chord diagramA augmentedA       A chord diagramD MajorD   A chord diagramG+G
A chord diagramA augmentedA 'bunting-tosser' doesn't toss the bunting any more!


Chorus:
       A chord diagramG+G
Don't haul on the rope, don't climb up the mast,
A chord diagramA augmentedA                             A chord diagramD MajorD
If you see a sailing ship, it might be your last;
A chord diagramG+G
Get your civvies ready for another run ashore,
A chord diagramG+G                                A chord diagramA augmentedA      A chord diagramD MajorD   A chord diagramG+G
A chord diagramA augmentedA sailor ain't a sailor, ain't a sailor any more!


Verse 5:
     A chord diagramG+G
They gave us a radar set to pierce the fog and gloom,
   A chord diagramA augmentedA                               A chord diagramD MajorD
So now the lookout's sitting in a tiny darkened room;
A chord diagramG+G
Loran does navigation, the Sonar says how deep,
                                            A chord diagramA augmentedA        A chord diagramD MajorD     A chord diagramG+G
The Jimmy's three sheets to the wind, the Skipper's fast asleep.


Chorus:
       A chord diagramG+G
Don't haul on the rope, don't climb up the mast,
A chord diagramA augmentedA                             A chord diagramD MajorD
If you see a sailing ship, it might be your last;
A chord diagramG+G
Get your civvies ready for another run ashore,
A chord diagramG+G                                A chord diagramA augmentedA      A chord diagramD MajorD   A chord diagramG+G
A chord diagramA augmentedA sailor ain't a sailor, ain't a sailor any more!


Verse 6:
A chord diagramG+G
Two cans of beer a day, that's your bleeding lot!
A chord diagramA augmentedA                           A chord diagramD MajorD
But now we get an extra one because they stopped the tot;
A chord diagramG+G
So, we'll put on our civvy-clothes and find a pub ashore,
                                A chord diagramA augmentedA         A chord diagramD MajorD   A chord diagramG+G
A chord diagramA augmentedA sailor's still a sailor, just like he was before!


Chorus:
       A chord diagramG+G
Don't haul on the rope, don't climb up the mast,
A chord diagramA augmentedA                             A chord diagramD MajorD
If you see a sailing ship, it might be your last;
A chord diagramG+G
Get your civvies ready for another run ashore,
A chord diagramG+G                                A chord diagramA augmentedA      A chord diagramD MajorD   A chord diagramG+G
A chord diagramA augmentedA sailor ain't a sailor, ain't a sailor any more!

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