Great Big Sea – Boston And St Johns tab

Song: Boston and St.John's
Band: Great Big Sea
Album: Turn
Tabbed by: Andre Bruneau:

Before I begin, let me say this.  I'm almost certain that this is not
the right way to play this song.  I saw GBS in concert a couple of months
ago and it wasn't played like this and despite being 3rd row centre on
the frick'n floor, I still couldn't tell how it was played (pathetic -
I know - but oh how we danced!!).  However, the following is my version.
I myself would love to learn how to play it the "right way" so
I'll challenge anyone else to try to tab this song. (you know - for fun!!)

Em - 022000	D* - 20023x
D  - xx032x	A* - x0223x
G  - 320033 	A  - x02220

Intro (Riff 1)

Em D* G Em D* G|----------------------------------|----------------------------------3-----||------0----------3----------3--3--|------0----------3----------3--3--3--3--||---------0----------2----------0--|---------0----------2----------0--0--0--||----2---------0----------0-----0--|----2---------0----------0-----0--0--0--||----------------------------------|----------------------------------------||-0---------2----------3-----------|-0---------2----------3-----------------|
Wha - ooo Wha - ooooo nah ..... Em D* G Em D* G|----------------------------------|---------------------------------3------||------0----------3----------3--3--|------0----------3----------3----3------||---------0----------2----------0--|---------0----------2------------0------||----2---------0----------0-----0--|----2---------0----------0-------0------||----------------------------------|----------------------------------------||-0---------2----------3-----------|-0---------2----------3-----------------|
Verse 1: D A* G Girl don't tell me that it's morning D A* G Can we keep the curtains drawn? D A* G I haven't given you fair warning D A* G But our ship, she sails at dawn Chorus: Em D* G A* And it's true I must be going, but I swear it won't be long D A* G A There isn't that much ocean between Boston and St.John's D A* D A G I'm a rover, and I'm bound to sail away A G A I'm a rover, can you love me anyway? [Repeat first two measures of Riff 1] Verse 2: And if some suitor comes approaching Will you let him through your door What if I return half-broken Will you still want me anymore? [Repeat Chorus] [Repeat first two measures of Riff 1] continue to play Riff 1 throughout the Bridge Bridge: Close your eyes and dream and tell me what you see Tell me what you want Just tell me that you'll wait for me [Repeat Verse 1] [Repeat Chorus] [End by playing opening Riff until fade] There she is. Like I said - not the real deal but it sounds decent enough. Big thanks to Sandy and her Great Big Sea web site at: for the lyrics and Jane Wallace in particular for her own version of Boston and St.John. It was a great help.
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