Gordon Bok – Hang On John chords

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[Intro]
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[Verse]
D CJohn Taylor left his native home
D GAfter the whale-fish he did go
D CFrom the Atlantic coast and around Cape Horn
D GTo the South Seas where the whale-fish blow
[Chorus]
D G BmOh it's, hang on, John
Am GSoon you'll see your native shore
D G BmAnd it's, hang on, John
Am GYou'll see Nantucket's shores once more
[Verse]
D CWell, his boat was sunk and his luck bein' gone
D GRound a rocky island he made his home
D CAnd he prayed and he hoped and he dreamed in vain
D GFor a ship to carry him home again
[Chorus]
D G BmBut it's, hang on, John
Am GSoon you'll see your native shore
D G BmAnd it's, hang on, John
Am GYou'll see Nantucket's shores once more
[Verse]
D CAn old man come a-walkin' along the beach
D GHarpoon in hand and a shining face
D C"I come from my home on the rolling sea
D GCarry you back to your native place"
[Chorus]
D G BmSo it's, hang on, John
Am GSoon you'll see your native shore
D G BmAnd it's, hang on, John
Am GYou'll see Nantucket's shores once more
[Verse]
D CWell, they sang and they rowed and they sang and sailed
D GTill they spied them a newborn whale
D CAnd the old man harpooned him in the back
D GOut to sea they hauled their slack
[Chorus]
D G BmAnd it's, hang on, John
Am GSoon you'll see your native shore
D G BmAnd it's, hang on, John
Am GYou'll see Nantucket's shores once more
[Instrumental] G [Verse]
D CWell, they had not been sailin' but a month or more
D G"Land ho!" was the old man's happy words
D CAnd John saw the cliffs risin' from the sea
D GHeard the cry o' Nantucket birds
[Chorus]
D G BmOh it's, hang on, John
Am GSoon you'll see your native shore
D G BmAnd it's, hang on, John
Am GYou'll see Nantucket's shores once more
[Verse]
D CWell, they never stopped when they reached dry ground
D GBut they hauled their slack into John's hometown
D CAnd John got off at his own front door
D GNever saw the old man or the whale anymore
[Chorus]
D G BmOh it's, hang on, John
Am GSoon you'll see your native shore
D G BmAnd it's, hang on, John
Am GYou'll see Nantucket's shores once more
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