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Nathan Evans chords for Wellerman

Guitar chords with lyrics

Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)


Verse 1:
      A chord diagramA minorAm                   A chord diagramA minorAm
There once was a ship that put to sea
    A chord diagramDmDm                       A chord diagramA minorAm
The name of the ship was the Billy of Tea
     A chord diagramA minorAm                A chord diagramA minorAm
The winds blew up, her bow dipped down
    A chord diagramE MajorE                   A chord diagramA minorAm
O b-low, 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                 A chord diagramA minorAm
She'd 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                 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, huh!

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


Interlude:
A chord diagramFF        A chord diagramC majorC
Da da da-da dat da
   A chord diagramDmDm              A chord diagramA minorAm
Da-da dat da da-da da dat da
A chord diagramFF        A chord diagramC majorC
Da da da-da dat da
   A chord diagramE MajorE             A chord diagramA minorAm
Da-da dat da dat da


Verse 3:
  A chord diagramA minorAm                A chord diagramA minorAm
Before the boat had hit the water
    A chord diagramDmDm                 A chord diagramA minorAm
The wha-le's tail came up and caught her
     A chord diagramA minorAm                   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 low


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               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                 A chord diagramA minorAm
And he belonged to the whaleman's creed
    A chord diagramE MajorE                 A chord diagramA minorAm
She took that 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


Interlude:
A chord diagramFF        A chord diagramC majorC
Da da da-da dat da
   A chord diagramDmDm              A chord diagramA minorAm
Da-da dat da da-da da dat da
A chord diagramFF        A chord diagramC majorC
Da da da-da dat da
   A chord diagramE MajorE             A chord diagramA minorAm
Da-da dat da dat da


Verse 5:
    A chord diagramA minorAm             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                          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                     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                  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
We’ll take our leave and go


Outro:
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
ⓘ Guitar chords for 'Wellerman' by Nathan Evans, a male folk artist from Airdrie, Scotland. Nathan Evans was born in 1994.

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