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Sturgill Simpson
Sea Stories
From "A Sailor's Guide To Earth"
Tabbed by thatchadmiller (Twitter)

If you want to play this in E position, capo 1 and transpose down one step
(F=E, Bb=A, C=B)

Verse 1
Basic was just like papaw says:
            Bb                      F
"Keep your mouth shut and you'll be fine"
Just another enlisted egg in the bowl for Uncle Sam's beater
When you get to Dam Neck hear a voice in your head
         Bb                  F
Saying, "my life's no longer mine"
                           Bb   F
Have you running with some SAD SOG
C       F
BMF sandeaters

Verse 2
F                                   Bb              F
Setting out on them high seas feels just like being born
That first port call in Thailand feels like a pollywog turning nineteen
            F                                                Bb                  F
They've got king cobras fighting in boxing rings and all the angels play Connect Four
Bb                    F            C                     F
Seems like a sailor's paradise but turns out to be a bad dream

Verse 3 
F                                            Bb            F
Now you hit the ground running in Tokyo from Kawasaki to Ebisu
Yokosuka, Yokohama, and Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ropongi, and Harajuku
Aw, from Pusan and Ko Chang, Pattaya to Phuket
     Bb                 F
From Singapore to Kuala Lumpur
Bb                 F                         C           F                 
Seen damn near the whole damn world from the inside of a bar

         Bb                       F
I've got sea stories, they're all true
Might seem a little bit far-fetched but why would I lie to you
         Bb                             F
Memories make forever stains, still got salt running through my veins
                    C                  F
I've got sea stories and my shellback, too

Solo (coming soon)

Verse 4 
F                                        Bb              F
Sometimes Sirens send a ship off course, horizon gets so hazy
Maybe get high, play a little GoldenEye on that old 64
And if you get sick and can't manage the kick
And get yourself kicked out the navy
You'll spend the next year trying to score
From a futon life raft on the floor
And the next fifteen trying to figure out
         C                 F
What the hell you did that for
                                          C            F
But flying high beats dying for lies in a politician's war

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