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***Boat Train - by Shane MacGowan
from the albums "Peace & Love"

Boat Train - as perfomed by The Pogues

F Bb  F Bb
FF BbBb  FF BbBb
F Bb F Bb F Bb C

F
I met with Napper Tandy

And I shook him by the hand
         Bb             F
He said "Hold me up for Chrissake
    C  		 F
For I can hardly stand"
    Bb		     F
The most disgraceful journey
         C         F
On which I've ever been
    Bb               F
The last time that I travelled on
    C
The Boat Train

  F
I had a couple of drinks in town

A few more at the port
  Bb              F
I puked up on the gangway
         C      	      F
But some kind folks helped me board
     Bb             F
They helped me to a table
       C               F
Poured whiskey down my throat
     Bb          F
They sat me at a table
      C
And I lost my watch and coat


Bb		    F
First we drank some whiskey
Bb                 F
Then we drank some gin
Bb	      F
Then we drank tequila
        Dm      	   C
I think that's what did me in
Bb 		   F
Then we drank some brandy
        Bb          F
And the women had a dance
    Bb             F
The steward then announced
              Dm                C
That we could play the game of "chance"

   F
We crowded round the table

With our money in our hands
  Bb              F
I ended up on the other side
          C           F
Without a penny in my pants
  Bb             F
I woke up in the toilet
        C          F
When we got to Holyhead
    Bb               F
The doors were all a-banging
      C
And I wished that I was dead

Bb		     F
Then we went through customs
Bb		       F
With a couple of crazy thugs
Bb                    F
First they looked for bombs and joints
Dm		     C
Then they looked for drugs
Bb		   F
Stuck a flashlight up my ass
Bb		F
Told some Irish jokes
Bb		    F
Said "Fuck off now, Paddy"
     Dm                C
So I headed for [The S]moke

On the Booooooooaaaaaaaaat Train

F Bb  F Bb F Bb  F Bb
FF BbBb  FF BbBb FF BbBb  FF BbBb
F Bb F Bb F Bb F Bb F Bb F Bb F Bb C

   F
We got on board the train

And then we had a drink or two
Bb		F
Started playing poker
        C                F
But the booze ran out at Crewe
     Bb             F
Some people started sleeping
       C               F
Others looked for duty free
     Bb              F
Some bastard started singing
            C
"The little cottage by the Lee"

   Bb               F
He then sang "Paper Roses"
    Bb                 F
"Boolavogue" "Eileen Aru"
    Bb           F
Somebody started slagging off
    Dm            C
The Pakis and the Jews
Bb                 F
First I found some whiskey
Bb                F
Then I found some gin
  Bb              F
I sat down in the corner
      Dm             C
And I read the Daily News
Bb                F
First I drank the whiskey
Bb               F
Then I drank the gin
  Bb                F
I tried to make the toilet
      Dm              C
And I broke my fuckin shin
Bb                F
Next thing that I knew
         Bb            F
I was in London in the rain
  Bb              F
Staggering up the platform
        Dm     C
Off the   Boooooooaaaaaaat Train

F Bb  F Bb
FF BbBb  FF BbBb
F Bb F Bb F Bb C

***Version 2*** by Kristoffer Ekman

Capo 1st fret

Intro	|E   A|E   A|E   A|E   A|E   A|E   A|E   A|B	||

  E			      A		       E
I met with Napper Tandy and I shook him by the hand
	A	       E	       B	    E
He said hold me up for Christ sake for I can hardly stand
    A		     E	        B	       E
The most disgraceful journey on that I've ever been
    A		     E	    	      B
The last time that I travelled on the Boat Train

I had a couple of drinks in town and a few more at the port
I puked up on the gangway but some kind folks helped me board
They sat me at a table poured whiskey down my throat
They sat me at a table and I lost my watch and coat

A		    E	    A	  	       E
First we drank some whiskey then we drank some gin
A		E	      A	                 B
Then we drank tequila I think that's what did me in
A		   E	          A           E
Then we drank some brandy and the women had a dance
    A		   E			 B
The steward then announced that we could play the game of chance

We crowded round the table with our money in our hands
I ended up on the other side without a penny in my pants
I woke up in the toilet when we got to Holyhead
The doors were all a-banging and I wished that I was dead

Then it was the customs they called their bloody dogs
First they went for booze of course then they looked for drugs
Stabbed a flashlight up my ass told us all their jokes
Sid fell over paddy so I've had it for the smoke on the Boat Train

Inst	||:E   A|E   A|E   A|E   A:||
	|E     A|E   A|E   A|E   A|E   A|E   A|E   A|B    ||

We got on board the train and then we had a drink or two
Started playing poker but the booze ran out at Crewe
Some people started sleeping others looked for duty free
Some bastard started singing the little cottage by the Lee

He then sang Paper Roses Boolavogue Eileen Aru
Somebody started slagging off the Pakis and the Jews
First I found some whiskey then I found some gin
I sat down in the corner and I read the Daily News
First I drank the whiskey then I drank the gin
I tried to make the toilet and I broke my fucking shin
Next thing that I knew I was in London in the rain
Staggering up the platform off the Boat Train

Outro	|E   A|E   A|E   A|E   A|E   A|E   A|E   A|B	|E     ||
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