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А Б В Г Д Е Ж З И К Л М Н О П Р С Т У Ф Х Ц Ч Ш Щ Э Ю Я A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z | 0-9
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А Б В Г Д Е Ж З И К Л М Н О П Р С Т У Ф Х Ц Ч Ш Щ Э Ю Я A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z | 0-9
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Folk songs

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Greensleeves

W

Wellerman

						Am

[Verse 1]

     Am
There once was a ship that put to sea
               Dm                                       Am
And the name of the ship was the Billy of Tea
         Am
The winds blew hard, her bow dipped down
        E                                 Am
O blow, my bully boys, blow

Chorus:
F                          C
Soon may the Wellerman come
      Dm                           Am
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
F                                  C
One day, when the tonguin’ is done,
           E                             Am
We’ll take our leave and go

[Verse 2]

       Am
She had not been two weeks from shore
            Dm                   Am
When down on her a right whale bore
       Am
The captain called all hands and swore
           E                             Am
He'd take that whale in tow

Chorus:
F                          C
Soon may the Wellerman come
      Dm                           Am
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
F                                  C
One day, when the tonguin’ is done,
           E                             Am
We’ll take our leave and go

[Verse 3]

    Am
Before the boat had hit the water
             Dm                  Am
The whale's tail came up and caught her
      Am
All hands to the side, harpooned and fought her
             E                            Am
When she dived down below

Chorus:
F                          C
Soon may the Wellerman come
      Dm                           Am
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
F                                  C
One day, when the tonguin’ is done,
           E                             Am
We’ll take our leave and go

[Verse 4]

     Am
No line was cut, no whale was freed;
        Dm                              Am
The Captain's mind was not of greed
      Am
But he belonged to the whaleman's creed;
         E                         Am
She took the ship in tow

Chorus:
F                          C
Soon may the Wellerman come
      Dm                           Am
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
F                                  C
One day, when the tonguin’ is done,
           E                             Am
We’ll take our leave and go

[Verse 5]

       Am
For forty days, or even more
       Dm                               Am
The line went slack, then tight once more
      Am
All boats were lost (there were only four)
          E                             Am
But still that whale did go

Chorus:
F                          C
Soon may the Wellerman come
      Dm                           Am
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
F                                  C
One day, when the tonguin’ is done,
           E                             Am
We’ll take our leave and go

[Verse 6]

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

Chorus:
F                          C
Soon may the Wellerman come
      Dm                           Am
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
F                                  C
One day, when the tonguin’ is done,
           E                             Am
We’ll take our leave and go.