Fairport Convention – Sailors Alphabet chords

Chords
Transpose:
[Intro]
D   A  D

[Verse]
G DA's for the anchor that lies at our bow
A DB's for the bowsprit and the jibs all lie low
A G DC's for the capstan we all run around
A DD's for the davits to lower the boat down
[Chorus]
G DMerrily, merrily, so merry sail we
A DNo mortal on earth like a sailor at sea
A G DHeave away, haul away, the ship rolls along
A D A DGive a sailor his grog and there's nothing goes wrong
[Verse]
G DE's for the ensign that at our mast flew
A DF's for the forecastle, where lives our crew
A G DG's for the galley where the salt junk smells strong
A DAnd H is the halyards, we hoist with a song
[Chorus]
G DMerrily, merrily, so merry sail we
A DNo mortal on earth like a sailor at sea
A G DHeave away, haul away, the ship rolls along
A D A DGive a sailor his grog and there's nothing goes wrong
[Verse]
G DI's for the eyebolts, good for the feet
A DJ's for the jibs hoist, stands by the lead sheet
A G DK's for the knightheads where the petty officer stands
A DL's for the leeside, hard found by new hands
[Chorus]
G DMerrily, merrily, so merry sail we
A DNo mortal on earth like a sailor at sea
A G DHeave away, haul away, the ship rolls along
A D A DGive a sailor his grog and there's nothing goes wrong
[Verse]
G DM's for the mainmast, it's stout and it's strong
A DN's for the needle that never points wrong
A G DO's for the oars of our old jolly boats
A DAnd P's for the pinnace that lively do float
[Chorus]
G DMerrily, merrily, so merry sail we
A DNo mortal on earth like a sailor at sea
A G DHeave away, haul away, the ship rolls along
A D A DGive a sailor his grog and there's nothing goes wrong
[Verse]
G DQ's for the quarterdeck where our officers stand
A DAnd R's for the rudder that keeps the ship in command
A G DS is for the stuns'ls that drive her along
A DT's for the tops'ls, to get there takes long
[Chorus]
G DMerrily, merrily, so merry sail we
A DNo mortal on earth like a sailor at sea
A G DHeave away, haul away, the ship rolls along
A D A DGive a sailor his grog and there's nothing goes wrong
[Verse]
G DU's for the uniform, mostly worn aft
A DV's for the vangs running from the main gap
A G DW's for water, we're on a pint and a pound
A DAnd X marks the spot where old Stormy was drowned
[Chorus]
G DMerrily, merrily, so merry sail we
A DNo mortal on earth like a sailor at sea
A G DHeave away, haul away, the ship rolls along
A D A DGive a sailor his grog and there's nothing goes wrong
[Verse]
G DY's for yardarm, needs a good sailor man
A DZ is for Zoë, I'm her fancy man
A G DZ's also for zero in the cold winter time
A DAnd now we have brought all the letters in rhyme
[Chorus]
G DMerrily, merrily, so merry sail we
A DNo mortal on earth like a sailor at sea
A G DHeave away, haul away, the ship rolls along
A D A DGive a sailor his grog and there's nothing goes wrong
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