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Every Dog Has Its Day Chords

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Top o' the morning to ye!  This is my first tab I've submitted; it's a
ridiculously simple song by the greatest, most high-energy band ever.  As such,
it must be played furiously (except for a few parts for contrast) with lightning
quick down-up strumming.  I'll add a few notes on dynamics, but this is quite a
simple song.  Enjoy it!

Flogging Molly
Every Dog Has Its Day

Standard tuning

Verse 1:
(slow, 3/4 time)     C    G                       C     G
Well, I’ve drunk to drown    on every ocean I’ve been
           C    G                       Dm     G
Lake Tanganyika,  where the crocodiles swim
(fast 4/4)     C     G                  C     G
Halifax, Nova Scotia   to Van Diemen’s land
                       C     G                 Dm    G
Well I drank with the Sultan   down the Suez Canal

             C            G
Cause every dog has it’s day
            C                       G
Like every woman, she gets her own way
                  C                 G
And if there’s a ship that sails tonight
                    F                              C    G    C    G     
I’ll captain that, too...   just to be there with you

Verse 2:

                          C      G                   C    G
Well there was old Jerry Rooney,   who was mad as a mule
              C    G                       Dm    G
Spillblood Maloney   had a head like one, too
                    C     G                    C    G
That night on the bridge    with my shovel in hand
                       C       G                              Dm    G
Well he threatened to kill me    I’m sure he picked the wrong man


Verse 3:
                          C     G                           C     G
Well there was mutiny in Lagos    aboard the mean ship Skondi
                        C     G                           Dm
Ten or twelve days in prison    till the bastards set me free
McCloskey, you’re free


C   G   C   G   C   G   Dm   G


C   G   C   G   C   G   Dm

Verse 4:

(slow 3/4)      C   G                   C    G
Now I love the sea,   and she wants me back
                     C     G                     Dm    G
So I leave this ol’ harbor   with the wind at me back
(very slow)        C   G                         C     G
Goodbye mother Theresa   I hope the kids settle down
                      C    G                        Dm     G
I must head for the Chinas    Pray to God I don’t drown


End on C chord

That's the whole song.  Ideally you'd have drums, fiddle, and mandolin to fill
out the sound a bit, but this is a wonderful song as it is.  Remember to pick up
the pace for the ending choruses, and have fun with it!
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Kobain10491 10 wrote on January 8 2008, 06:35 pm

nice tab if only i had a fiddle and a mandolin.... .

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dopestcodfish 10 wrote on March 18 2012, 01:19 am

Nice work happy St. Paddy's day:)

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