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Back Of The Moon - Ship In A Bottle


CAPO: 4th Fret



[Intro]
C    Am    C    F  (2x)

[Verse 1]
G             C            F                C
We sat in his living room, staring at the fire
    F                           C                                   G
And watched as the sparks leapt from the grate, and the flames rose higher
       Am             F                Am               Em
It was hard for me to tell him, it was time for me to leave
            F         Em                            G                F
He said, "I didn't go see the world, I thought that it would come to me"


[Verse 2]
G              C                       F                C
Pointing to the mantelpiece, he said, "Take that if you wish"
  F                        C               G
A dirty whisky jar that contained a wooden ship
           Am                  F             Am             Em
"Your grandfather drained that bottle, and I put it to good use
       F             Em                 G               F
Now it ties me to my yesterdays, I'd be better off to lose"


[Chorus]
       Dm7      C        F       C                 F C
No use fighting when the wind's against the tide
          Dm7             F                     G    E7      Am
Ship your oars, stow your sails, just enjoy the ride of your life
             C           Em          Am
Or throw yourself on the mercy of the sea
    F                       G                    C
Whatever you do, son, don't waste your time like me


[Interlude]
C    Am    C    F


[Verse 3]
   G                 C          F                C
He built it back in '33, just a young boy at the time
     F                   C                                 G
Back when the matchstick masts appeared to tower above the Clyde
        Am           F                       Am             Em
Leaving school, real ships he built, carried men and goods afar
    F          Em                 G           F
To America and India, and in the '40s, to the war


[Verse 4]
    G              C                   F                     C
His country didn't want him, his mates fell through war-torn skies
    F                     C                               G
The rest, they joined the convoys, still, he was too young to die
             Am            F                  Am                 Em
Now he can't even find his glasses, his hands shake too much, he knows
             F             Em          G                F
To break the bottle for himself and to let the memories go


[Chorus]
       Dm7      C        F       C                 F C
No use fighting when the wind's against the tide
          Dm7             F                     G    E7      Am
Ship your oars, stow your sails, just enjoy the ride of your life
             C           Em          Am
Or throw yourself on the mercy of the sea
    F                       G                    C
Whatever you do, son, don't waste your time like me


[Instrumental]]
C    Am    C    F
C  F  C   F  C  G C F  (2x)


[Verse 5]
G              C                F                 C
Sitting on the mantelpiece, the bottle's gathered dust
      F                       C                                      G
While shipyards closed, their gates were locked, the chains begin to rust
       Am               F            Am            Em
He was tied down to his memories, forever in their debt
         F                   Em           G              F
But I'll sail for clear blue waters and a life with no regrets


[Chorus]
       Dm7      C        F       C                 F C
No use fighting when the wind's against the tide
          Dm7             F                     G    E7      Am
Ship your oars, stow your sails, just enjoy the ride of your life
             C           Em          Am
Or throw yourself on the mercy of the sea
    F                       G                    C
Whatever you do, son, don't waste your time like me

            
            
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