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Bonita And Bill Butler ukulele

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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
Sat down the other evening to tried and work this out, i love this song so much 
and hope this helps you learn this great song

E7
E----------
B----------
G--2-------
D--1-------
A--2-------
E--0-------


on the G chord, do this as well.
E-3------3---
B-3------2---
G-0------0---
D-0------0---
A-2------2---
E-3----2h3---

Intro: Am, C, D, F, C, Am 

Am                                  C             D
I grew up in the scantling yards of Wheeling West Virginia
   F             C                   Am
A wheelhouse cub looking for an open door
Am                                   C          D
In the packet ways a Sweeney wed the keel of my Bonita
     F                   C               Am
Just two months from her timbers til she moored
Am                                      C         D
I paid the fare in billet on her maiden voyage to Vicksburg
F                             C             Am
And talked my way to hand the tiller on the course
Am                                            C          D
In her planks I carved a notch and sealed the vow “Be my Bonita”
F                    C                Am
And her dowry was my life between the shores

Chorus 

      Am                C             F                 C
I was born with rouging ways, and she steered me like a woman
         F                                     E7
From the port calls and the bawds that lead me stray
    Am            C              F              C
The calliope serenades, made the old towns come running
        F                                    E7
And the boys would gamble shards to pull her chains
              F                   C               Am                 
The striker’s boast would fain me loss, about the wrecks the shoals were
D
keeping
            F                   C              Am
And how the old girl’s got poor Billy’s ransom saved



Am, C, D, F, C, Am x2 


       Am                     C                D
On the lake at Bistineau, she set the wharf at Dixie
       F                 C             Am
With a thousand bales of cotton on her main
       Am                          C              D
As the great raft disappeared, the watermark went sinking
            F                   C              Am
And she was stuck right hard, a listing on the bank
         Am                       C             D
With the furnace still a blaze, I stood my last upon her
     F                    C                 Am
Then climbed the prow and took a landsman’s trade
   Am                            C              D
“A derelict now Milady” said the watch log I’ve concorded
          F              C                   Am
“Have the bosun sound us eight bells for the change”


Chorus:
     Am                C             F                 C
I was born with rouging ways, and she steered me like a woman
         F                                     E7
From the port calls and the bawds that lead me stray
    Am            C              F              C
The calliope serenades, made the old towns come running
      
            Am            C             F               C
And I would take to wider walks, so the gin I stopped a drinking
   F                               E7
At three scores aloft this crooked frame
              F                   C               Am                 
The striker’s boast would fain me loss, about the wrecks the shoals were
D
keeping
            F                   C              Am
And how the old girl’s got poor Billy’s ransom saved

Outro: Am, C, D, F, C, Am 

            
            
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