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Great Big Sea - Yankee Sailor chords

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Yankee Sailor by Great Big Sea
Album: Safe Upon the Shore

Capo on 2nd Fret.

After watching Alan play this song many times on Youtube, I think I've figured out the 
progression.

Chords:

     G    C   Em    D
e----3----3----0----2---|
B----3----3----0----3---|
G----0----0----0----2---|
D----0----2----2----0---|
A----2----3----2----x---|
E----3----x----0----x---|


Intro
G G C G

G
We were poor
          G
But I was satisfied
      C                        G
And I thought that you were, too

         G
You were pure
          G
And I was terrified
         C                 G
I wasn't good enough for you

          G
When they sailed
         G
Into the harbour
        C                 G
I could see it in your eyes

  G
I knew
              Em
That you were dreaming
   C              G
Of leaving me behind

Chorus
G       D                  G
You say "America is beautiful"
    D                  Em
And I sure hope you're right
           D                  G
If I could see you across the water
         C          D           Em
I'd say "America is beautiful tonight"
         C          D             G
I'd say "America is beautiful tonight"

Bridge
G G C G

       G
When I met
            G
That Yankee sailor
         C                   G
He stood tall and shook my hand

        G
He took pleasure
       G
In the moment
       C              G
In the measure of a man

        G
Then he turned
            G
And left me standing
       C                   G
And he asked you out to dance

             G
But when you met
               Em
That Yankee sailor
          C                   G
I knew I didn't stand a chance

G       D                     G
You say "America is beautiful"
    D                  Em
And I sure hope you're right
           D                  G
If I could see you across the water
         C          D           Em
I'd say "America is beautiful tonight"
         C          D             G
I'd say "America is beautiful tonight"

G
We were poor
          G
But I was satisfied
      C                        G
And I thought that you were, too

         G
You were pure
          G
And I was terrified
         C                 G
I wasn't good enough for you

G       D                     G
You say "America is beautiful"
    D                  Em
And I sure hope you're right
           D                  G
If I could see you across the water
         C          D           Em
I'd say "America is beautiful tonight"
         C          D             Em
I'd say "America is beautiful tonight"
         C          D             G
I'd say "America is beautiful tonight"

Outro
G G C G

Repeats until end.

Cheers!

Shaun Boersma
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