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The Lumberjack Song chords

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Song: Lumberjack song
Artist: Monty Pythons Flying Circus
Composers: Fred Tomlinson, Michael Palin & Terry Jones
Tabbed by DJ
10th Sept 2015

Film version: Capo at 1st fret (Sounds in the key of Ab)

Original TV version: Key of G, 
and with slight lyric difference -
'...Just like my dear Mama!'
replaces '...Just like my dear Papa!'

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
G   = 320003   E7  = 022130
G/B = x20003   Am7 = x02213
C   = x32013   D   = xx0232
D7  = xx0212   A7  = x02020

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[Intro]
     G  G/B  C  D7     G  G/B  C  D7
||:  /   /   /   /  |  /   /   /   /  :|| [Repeat]

I wanted to be a Lumberjack, leaping from tree to tree,
As they float down the mighty rivers of British Columbia,
The Giant Redwood, the Larch, the Fir,
The mighty Scots Pine,
The smell of fresh cut timber,
The crash of mighty trees,
With my best girlie by my side,
We'd sing, ...sing, ...sing...


[Lumberjack]
 G      G/B           C  E7  Am7
I'm a lumberjack and I'm o - kay,
    D        D7           G    C   G   D7
I sleep all night, and I work all day!


[Mounty Choir]
 G        G/B           C   E7  Am7
He's a lumberjack, and he's o - kay,
     D         D7            G    C   G
He sleeps all night and he works all day!


[Lumberjack]
   G        G/B      C       A7
I cut down trees, I eat my lunch,
   D         D7       G    D7
I go to the lavator - y,
     G      G/B      C      A7
On Wednesday I go shopping,
            D       D7        G    D7
And have buttered scones for tea!


[Mounty Choir]
     G       G/B        C        Am7
He cuts down trees, he eats his lunch,
     D           D7      G    D7
He goes to the lavator - y,
     G      G/B         C      A7
On Wednesday he goes shopping,
           D       D7        G    D7
And has buttered scones for tea,
 G        G/B           C   E7  Am7
He's a lumberjack, and he's o - kay,
     D         D7            G    C   G
He sleeps all night and he works all day!


[Lumberjack]
   G        G/B      C        A7
I cut down trees, I skip and jump,
   D       D7           G     D7
I like to press wild flowers,
   G      G/B        C      A7
I put on women's clothing,
     D        D7       G    D7
And hang a - round in bars!


[Mounty Choir]
    G         G/B       C         Am7
He cuts down trees, he skips and jumps,
     D       D7           G     D7
He likes to press wild flowers,
    G       G/B       C      A7
He puts on women's clothing,
      D        D7       G     D7
And hangs a - round in bars?...
 G        G/B           C   E7  Am7
He's a lumberjack, and he's o - kay,
     D         D7            G    C   G
He sleeps all night and he works all day!


[Lumberjack]
   G       G/B       C          A7
I cut down trees, I wear high -heels,
        D     D7     G   D7
Sus - pendies and a bra,
   G       G/B      C     A7
I wish I'd been a girlie,
      D       D7       G    D7
Just like my dear Pa - pa!


[Lumberjack & Mounties]
     G         G/B        C          A7
  I cut  down trees,   I wear high -heels,
(He cuts down trees, he wears high -heels,)

        D      D7     G   D7
 Sus - pendies and a bra,
(Sus - pendies and a bra?...)


[Lumberjack sings coda on his own as the Mounties walk off in disgust]
    G      G/B      C     A7
I wish I'd been a girlie,
      D       D7           G
Just like my dear---- Pa - pa---------!
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