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Gordon Bok – Sailors Consolation chords
[Intro] C F C G C [Verse]FOne night came on a hurricaneC F GThe seas were mountains rollingC FWhen Barney Buntline turned his quidC G CAnd said to Billy BowlineF"A strong nor'wester's blowing, BillC GHark! Don't you hear it roar now?C FLord, help 'em! How I pities allC G C F G CUnhappy folks ashore now[Verse]F"Foolhardy chaps who lives in townsC F GWhat dangers they are all inC FAnd now sit quaking in their bedsC G CFor fear the roof shall fall in.FPoor creatures, how they envy usC GAnd wishes, I've a notionC FFor our good luck in such a stormC G CTo be out on the ocean"[Instrumental] C F C G C F C G C [Verse]F"And as for them who're out all dayC F GOn business from their housesC FAnd late at night are coming homeC G CTo cheer their babes and spouses.FWhile you and I, Bill, on the deckC GAre comfortably lyingC FMy eyes! What tiles and chimneypotsC G C G CAround their heads are flying![Verse]F"And very often have we heardC F GHow men are killed and undoneC FBy overturns of carriagesC G CBy thieves and fires in London.FWe know what risks all landsmen runC GFrom noblemen to tailorsC FThen Bill, let us thank ProvidenceC G CThat you and I are sailors"