Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Shiver Me Timbers Tab

3,384 views 6 this week
1 commentread comment
1 2 3 4 5
3 more votes to show rating
add to favorites
launch autoscroll
font size
how to read this tab
guitar tuner
Best way to learn
"Shiver Me Timbers"
set tempo
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
Received: from ifi.uio.no (ifi.uio.no []) by post-office.nevada.edu (8.6.4/8.6.4) with ESMTP id GAA11311 for ; Tue, 15 Feb 1994 06:59:19 -0800
Received: from hymir.ifi.uio.no by ifi.uio.no with ESMTP (8.6.4/ifi2.4) 
        id  for  ; Tue, 15 Feb 1994 15:58:54 +0100
From: Johan Kristian Sveen 
Received: from localhost by hymir.ifi.uio.no ; Tue, 15 Feb 1994 15:58:53 +0100
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 1994 15:58:51 +0100
To: jamesb@nevada.edu
Subject: Tom Waits: Shiver Me Timbers

Here's Tom Waits' Shiver Me Timbers, from the 
1978 release "The Ghosts of saturday night":

chords used in this song:


  Gb       Cb/Db          Ebm7          Ab7        Abm9/Gb       Db7
______     x_x___        x_____       ______       xx____      x_____
||||||     ||||||    6th |*|*|*   4th *|||**   4th ||***|  4th |*|*|*
*|||**     |||||*        ||||*|       |||*||       ||||||      ||||||
|||*||     ||||||        ||*|||       |**|||       |||||*      ||*|*|
|**|||     |*|**|        ||||||       ||||||       ||||||      ||||||

  D7/Bb      Gb/Cb        Ab9      
 xxo___     x_____      __x___
 ||||*|     ||||||   4th*|||*| 
 |||||*     ||||**      |||*||
 |||*||     |||*||      |*|||*

Shiver Me Timbers       (T.Waits)
Gb             Cb/Db
I'm leaving my family
Gb             Ebm7
leaving all my friends
Gb           Ab7
my body's at home
       Abm9/Gb       Db7
but my hearts in the wind
          Gb              Cb/Db
where the clouds are like headlines
     Gb            Ebm7 
on a new frontpage sky
   Gb             Ab7
my tears are salt water
     Abm9/Gb  Db7  Gb
and the moons full and high

And I know Martin Eden's
gonna be proud of me
many before me
has been drawn by the sea
To be up in the crow's nest 
singing my say
Shiver me Timbers
as I'm sailing away

-----    Ebm7     
/Now the fog's lifting 
 and the sand's shifting
     Gb/Cb       Ab9
 I'm drifting on out

 Old captain Ahab
              Db7sus4   Db7
 he ain't got nothing on me

{repeat chords as above}

 So swallow me , follow me
 I'm travelling alone
 Blue waters my daughter
 I'm gonna skip like a stone

so please call my misses
tell her not to cry
'cause my googbye is written
by the moon in the sky
Nobody knows me
I can't fathom my stayin'
shiver me timbers
as I'm sailing away

/Now the fogs liftin'......


I'm leaving my family
leaving all my friends
my body's at home 
but my hearts in the wind
where the clouds are like headlines
on a new frontpage sky
shiver me timbers
as I'm sailing  goodbye........
 Some people play hard to get, I play hard to want

 Johan Kristian Sveen 
 dept. of informatics
 University of Oslo

 Email: johans@ifi.uio.no

 Support bacteria -- it's the only culture some people have
Suggest correction
Give kudos to tab author, rate the tab!
1 2 3 4 5
print report bad tab
1 comment total.
0 reply
skux 142 Jul 27, 2007 04:03 PM

awesome, tom waits is a legend

You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction