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Greenland Whale Fisheries Chords

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***Greenland Whale Fisheries - Traditional - Arr. The Pogues
from the album "Red Roses For Me"

Lyrics taken from http://www.shanemacgowan.com
There's only two main parts to this song.

Greenland Whale Fisheries - as perfomed by The Pogues

Intro:
[G][G][G][G] - strum quickly

[G] [G] [G] [G]
[C] [C] [C] [C]
[G] [G] [G] [G]
[C] [D] [G] [G]

G                       D     G
In eighteen hundred and forty-six
   C         G          D
On March the eighteenth day
   G                         C
We hoisted our colors to the top of the mast
G       C         D      G           D
And for Greenland sailed away, brave boys
G       C         D      G
And for Greenland sailed away

The lookout in the crosstrees stood
With spyglass in his hand
There's a whale, there's a whale
And a whalefish he cried
And she blows at every span, brave boys
She blows at every span

The captain stood on the quarter deck
The ice was in his eye
Overhaul, overhaul! Let your gibsheets fall
And you'll put your boats to sea, brave boys
And you'll put your boats to sea

Our harpoon struck and the line played out
With a single flourish of his tail
He capsized the boat and we lost five men
And we did not catch the whale, brave boys
And we did not catch the whale

Break: repeat X 2
[G] [G] [G] [G]
[C] [C] [C] [C]
[G] [G] [G] [G]
[C] [D] [G] [G]

The losing of those five jolly men
It grieved the captain sore
But the losing of that fine whalefish
Now it grieved him ten times more, brave boys
Now it grieved him ten times more

Now Greenland is a barren land
A land that bares no green
Where there's ice and snow, and the whalefishes blow
And the daylight's seldom seen, brave boys
And the daylight's seldom seen

Outro: repeat X 2
[G] [G] [G] [G]
[C] [C] [C] [C]
[G] [G] [G] [G]
[C] [D] [G] [G]
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