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The Whale -Fielding and Dyer
(Terry Fielding and Fred Dyer)

http://rateyourmusic.com/artist/fielding_and_dyer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnnp9scb9v8

I've included a '/' to give a better understanding of the rhythm.  It means play 
the same chord as previously noted. On the recording, the last word of each verse 
is 'drowned out' by the first 'Di' but I tend to actually sing it and cut out the 
first 'Di'... eg.... '....captain's leg di di di ....di de di ...di'  Many thanks 
to Bustopher for helping me out with the line 'worse than a gale'. After 40 years 
I finally have the right words!! Cheers!!
 
Intro: 
Am                      G               Am                /     
Di Di Di Di             Di De Di        Di
 
     Am                   /                G              Am
They sailed from port one morning when the weather it was fair
   Am               /              G             Am
A gentle breeze it pushed them and no one gave a care
     Am                  /   C                   G           Am
They sang and danced and laughed that night and opened up a keg
        Am                /                 G                   Am
They're out to catch the monster whale that took the captain's (leg)
(Am)                     G               Am                /     
 Di Di Di Di             Di De Di        Di

    Am              /                 G               Am
The Captain said "a piece of gold for he who sees my whale"
   Am                  /              G                 Am
So bend your backs and row me boys I know that we won't fail

(Chorus)
Am                   /C              G              Am
Bend your backs and row me lads and take me to me whale.
   Am                   /          G                  Am
To-night we'll sing and dance and tomorrow night we'll sail.
      Am           C               G             am
We'll sail into the harbour no prouder man there'll be;
       Am                  /           G                 Am
We'll show them all we've captured the monster from the (sea)
(Am)                     G                  Am                /     
 Di Di Di Di             Di De Di           Di


     Am                 /               G              Am
They saw the whale one morning when the weather it was fair
    Am                 /           G              Am
The men were white as ghosts, the Captain didn't care
     Am              /  C                G               Am
I'll take this whale myself he said the weak can stay behind
    Am                   / C          G                     Am
The strong can share my glory and tonight they'll share my(wine)
(Am)                     G               Am                /     
 Di Di Di Di             Di De Di        Di

    Am               /             G               Am
The whale it came up closer it was bigger than the sky
     Am               /                 G                 Am
They lowered down the longboat and they heard the captain cry

Chorus
   Am                   /C              G              Am
Oh Bend your backs and row me lads and take me to me whale.
   Am                   /  C         G               Am
To-night we'll sing and dance and tomorrow night we sail.
      Am            C            G              am
We'll sail into the harbour no prouder man there'll be;
       Am                  /           G                 Am
We'll show them all we've captured the monster from the (sea)
(Am)                     G               Am                /     
 Di Di Di Di             Di De Di        Di
 

    Am                 /           G                 Am
The whale it came so close that it almost tipped the boat
     Am                 /            G                  Am
The captain raised his spear and he rammed it down it's throat
    Am              C                 G              am
The whale it gave a mournful cry and lifted it's great tail 
    Am                 /                 G                 Am
And brought it down a smashing their wee boat worse than a gale

  Am             /                G               Am
A 100 years have passed since the Captain and his men
Am             /                  G              Am
Went below to spend their days in Davy Joneses' den
    Am               C           G              am
The whale it goes on living but inside it wears a scar
    Am           /                 G                Am
And if your ever near that place a voice calls from afar
 
Chorus
Am                   /              G              Am
Bend your backs and row me lads and take me to me whale.
   Am                   / C          G                  Am
To-night we'll sing and dance and tomorrow night we'll sail.
      Am            C            G               am
We'll sail into the harbour no prouder man there'll be;
      Am                   /           G                Am
We'll show them all we've captured the monster from the sea
Am                   /           G                Am
Show them all we've captured the monster from the sea
Am                   /           G                Am
Show them all we've captured the monster from the sea
Am                   /           G                Am
Show them all we've captured the monster from the sea
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Bustopher 324 Dec 27, 2012 07:07 AM

The lyric you're after is:

brought it down a smashing their wee boat WORSE THAN A GALE

Love this song - I remember it from Primary School. I'm adding it to my busking act this week - thanks for the tabs.

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Bustopher 324 Oct 21, 2013 06:05 AM

Good stuff.

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