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Mike Hugg - Bonnie Charlie chords

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Artist: Mike Hugg
Song: Bonnie Charlie
Tabbed by: DJ
21st June 2013

From, founder member of Manfred Mann, 
Mike Hugg's 1972 solo album 'Somewhere'

Tuning: Standard
CAPO: 1st fret (Sounds in key of G#m)

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  Am      G        F         G     Am     G       F/C    G/B  G    Am
|  /  /   /  /  |  /  /  /   /  |  /  /   /  /  |  /  /   /   /  |  /  /  /  /  |


Am                   G                   F
    He watched the silver boats in the sunset,
F   Em   Dm                G                F
^    ^   ^    Riding into port on gentle breezes,
F   Em   Dm              Dm/C           Bm7b5                 E
^    ^   ^    Heard the seagull's cry...     echo 'round the bay,
   E7     Am             G                F
As he sat in his chair,     by the open window!


F   G  Am                        G                 F
^   ^   ^    Ships had been his life from ten to eighty,
F   G  Am                 G                  F
^   ^   ^    And now the time had come for resting,
F   Em  Dm                Dm/C                Bm7(b5)     E                E7
^   ^   ^   His sons, and their sons too, had taken over all that needed doing,
G                      F
   A time for remi - niscing!


F   G  Am               Asus4                     Em7                 Em7   D   Am
^   ^   ^   Good - bye, Bonnie Charlie----------,     good boat, you served me well,
                    ^      ^      ^     ^     ^                        ^    ^    ^
Am              Asus4                    Em7              Em7    D    Am
   Good - bye, untamed ocean-----------,     I'll soon be sett - ing sail,
^          ^      ^     ^     ^    ^                       ^      ^    ^
   Em7                  Em7   D    Am
To ride the tide of e - ter - ni - ty!
                         ^    ^    ^

Am          G                  F       G  Am                 G              F
   A little bay lit - up by moonlight,       like something from a fairy - tale,
F  Em  Dm            Dm/C           Bm7b5             E     E7      Am    G          F
^   ^   ^  And never in his life had he seen such a lovely night as this,   heaven kissed!


F   G  Am               Asus4                     Em7                 Em7   D   Am
^   ^   ^   Good - bye, Bonnie Charlie----------,     good boat, you served me well,
                    ^      ^      ^     ^     ^                        ^    ^    ^
Am              Asus4                    Em7              Em7    D    Am
   Good - bye, untamed ocean-----------,     I'll soon be sett - ing sail,
^          ^      ^     ^     ^    ^                       ^      ^    ^
   Em7                  Em7   D    Am
To ride the tide of e - ter - ni - ty!
                         ^    ^    ^

   Am     F       Am6     F       E/B   [ch]Gm6/Bb[/ch]     D
|  /  /   /  /  |  /  /   /  /  |  /  /   /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

 [ch]Dm/F[/ch]  Am/C  E/B  Am/C  [ch]Dm/F[/ch]  Am/C  E/B  Am/C  [ch]Dm/F[/ch]  E7
|  /    /    /    /   |   /    /    /    /   |   /   /  |

   Am     F       Am6     F       E/B   [ch]Gm6/Bb[/ch]     D
|  /  /   /  /  |  /  /   /  /  |  /  /   /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

 [ch]Dm/F[/ch]  Am/C  E/B  Am/C  [ch]Dm/F[/ch]  Am/C  E/B  Am/C  [ch]Dm/F[/ch]
|  /    /    /    /   |   /    /    /    /   |   /   /  |


Am               G                F     G   Am               G               F
    And as the silver boats at sunrise,         rode out of port on gentle breezes,
F   Em  Dm                  Dm/C        Bm7(b5)                    E
^   ^   ^   The seagull's farewell cry...       echoed 'round the bay,
 E7       Am          G                F       F   G   Am
Past the empty chair,    by the open window!   ^   ^   ^


  Am      G       F/C    G/B  G     Am             Am     G       F/C    G/B  G    Am
|  /  /   /  /  |  /  /   /   /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /   /  /  |  /  /   /   /  |  /  ||

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Chord shapes are relative to capo position:

Am   =  x02210    Dm     =  xx0231   Asus4  =  x02230    [ch]Gm6/Bb[/ch] =  x12030
G    =  320033    Dm/C   =  x30231   Em7    =  022030    [ch]Dm/F[/ch]   =  xx3231
F    =  133211    Bm7b5  =  x20201   D      =  xx0232    Am/C   =  x32210
F/C  =  x33211    E      =  022100   Am6    =  x02212
G/B  =  x20033    E7     =  022130   E/B    =  x22100    

^ = Emphasise the beat

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