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Ship Of Fools Chords

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D A D G B E
[Transcribed from a book of the Dead]
[Guitar is tuned whole step lower]
[4/4 time, moderate blues]
4 beat bar 

                           
[Intro]

C    G  F   Adim    C    
E    F  Em Dm    G    
G    F  C  Em    Dm    
F    C  G  F  C    

                           
[Chorus and Fade]

 G     F  C  C    
 G     F  Am Am    
 Am    Am      Adim     Adim    
 Dm    G  F  C    C    

                                                                    
[Verse 1]

C                 G  F       Adim                 C
Went to see the cap  tain    Strangest   I could find
       E         F           Em
Laid my   prop o sition down   
Dm               G                         F             C
Laid it on the line    I won't slave for beg gar's pay  
Em                   Dm
Like wise   gold and jew els    
F                    C                   G           F       C
but I would slave to learn the way    to sink your   ship of fools

                                                                    
[Chorus]

C       G                    F    C
Ship of fools        on a cru  el sea
C       G                   F           Am
Ship of fools        sail a way    from me
Am                               Adim
It was lat er    that I thought when I first believed you
 Adim  Dm                 G         F         C
Now I can not share your laugh ter   ship of fools

                                                                    
[Verse 2]
(same chords as verse 1)

Saw your first ship sink and drown from rocking of the boat;
and all that could not sink or swim was just left there to float.
I won't leave you driftin' down but whoa it makes me wild,
with thirty years upon my head, to have you call me child.

[Chorus]

C       G                    F    C
Ship of fools        on a cru  el sea
C       G                   F           Am
Ship of fools        sail a way    from me
Am                               Adim
It was lat er    that I thought when I first believed you
 Adim  Dm                 G         F         C
Now I can not share your laugh ter   ship of fools

[Verse 3]
(same chords as verse 1)

The bottles stand as empty as they were filled before;
time there was and plenty but from that cup no more.
Though I could not caution all I still might warn a few;
don't lend your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools.

[Chorus]

C       G                    F    C
Ship of fools        on a cru  el sea
C       G                   F           Am
Ship of fools        sail a way    from me
Am                               Adim
It was lat er    that I thought when I first believed you
 Adim  Dm                 G         F         C
Now I can not share your laugh ter   ship of fools

(fade)
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ViaNavitas 10 Mar 22, 2010 12:36 AM

[Let me clarify the chords above, from book:]
=============================================
C : X32010

G : 3X0003

F : 132111 or in chorus : XX3211

F#o7 : XX1212

E : 022100

Em : 022000

Dm : XX0231

Am : X02210
========================================================
[The roll-over charts are variations, or perhaps transposed chords, but these are the chords from the sheet.]

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JunkBondTrader 52 Feb 05, 2013 08:05 PM

Great job! whoever rated it three stars has no ear. Perfect!

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MikePiercey 10 Aug 13, 2015 03:09 PM

good tab I didn't know about the tuning till now, its easier to just transpose the tab a whole step

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