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Shark Fin Blues - The Drones

From - Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By (2005)

Tabbed - Jucko

Tuning: EADGBe

Chords used, where there's no tab: 
  A  Em7 G5/F# G5 D  Bm C  B5 G* D* A* D'

  D                                       G                D

         Dmaj7/F#                D  

          G               D             Dmaj7/F#   

         Bm              Em               D                 Dmaj7   

  D Dmaj7   D 

Verse 1

A                                      Em7     
Standing on the deck I watch my shadow stretch
     G5                          D      
The sun pours my shadow upon the deck
     A                             Em7  
The waters licking round my ankles now
      G5                          D   
There ain't no sun shine way way down

Verse 2

           A                                 Em7    
I see the sharks in the water like slicks of ink
               G5                           D    
Well, there's one there bigger than a submarine
      A                     Em7 
As he circles I look in his eyes
      G5                                  D     
I see Jonah in his belly by the camp fire light

     A                         Em7    
Lord albatross up in the windy lofts, 
G5/F# G5                                        D      
Yeah  he's beating his wings while he sleeps it off
           A                                 Em7 
I hear the jettisoned cries from his dream unkind,
G5/F#      G5                             D    
Yeah there whippin' my ears like a riding crop

          A                              Em7   
Well, the captain once as able as a fink daddy
G5/F#    G5                                      D     
He's now laid up in the gallery like a dried out mink
             A                               Em7       
He's laying dying of thirst and he says or I think
G5/F# G5                            D     
We're gonna be alone from here on in 

Well you're all my brothers
And you have been kind
         Em7                   D      
But what were you expecting to find?
Now your eyes turn inward
Countenance turned blank
And I'm floating away on a barrel of pain
It looks like nothing but the sea and sky remain


  A                       Em7     G5/F#           G5

          D                       A

  Em7                G5/F#        G                      D

                  A                       Em7             G5/F#

  G5                      D                               A

                  Em7            G5/F#    G5
|-3---(hold the D till bridge)------


 A                                       Em7      
Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah
 G                                      D       x  4 (last time through, 
Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah           hold D for 4 bars)


    A                          Em7    
A harpoon's shaft is short and wide
G5/F#  G                            D    
Yea    grappling hook's cracked and dry
        A                             Em7   
I said, why don't you get down in the sea
G5/F#  G                                   D       
Oh     turn the water red like you want to be?

            A                                  Em7    
'Cause if I cry another tear I'll be turned to dust
G5/F#  G                                       D     
No the sharks won't get me but they don't feel loss
          A                                   Em7      
Keep one eye on the horizon man, you best not blink
G5/F#          G                               D      
They're coming fin by fin until the whole boat sinks


A      Em7  G5/F# G      D
Fin by fin, yeah  fin by fin
A      Em7  G5/F# G             D
Fin by fin, lord  fin by fin by fin by fin

G* G* D* D* 

G* A* D* D*

G* A* D' D'  

Finish on D

~  = Vibrato
bh = Bend hold
br = Release bend
fb = Full bend

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