Stan Rogers - Barretts Privateers chords version 1

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Originally From: Barrie McCombs - Modified by Daniel Sadler


C * G COh, the year was seventeen seventy-eight
* F C G (*)How I wish I was in Sherbrooke now
C G C *A letter of marque came from the king
* * G FTo the scummiest vessel I'd ever seen
G C * FGod damn them all, I was told,
C F C FWe'd cruise the seas for A-merican gold
G C G F (*)We'd fire no guns, shed no tears
C F C FBut I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
* * G CThe last of Barrett's Priva-teers
C * G CWell, Elcid Barrett cried the town
* F C G (*)How I wish I was in Sherbrooke now
C G C *For twenty brave men, all fishermen, who
* * G FWould make for him the Antelope's crew
G C * FGod damn them all, I was told,
C F C FWe'd cruise the seas for A-merican gold
G C G F (*)We'd fire no guns, shed no tears
C F C FBut I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
* * G CThe last of Barrett's Priva-teers
C * G CThe Antelope sloop was a sickening sight
* F C G (*)How I wish I was in Sherbrooke now
C G C *She'd a list to the port and her sails in rags
* * G FAnd the cook in the scuppers with the staggers and jags
G C * FGod damn them all, I was told,
C F C FWe'd cruise the seas for A-merican gold
G C G F (*)We'd fire no guns, shed no tears
C F C FBut I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
* * G CThe last of Barrett's Priva-teers
C * G COn the King's birth-day we put to sea
* F C G (*)How I wish I was in Sherbrooke now
C G C *We were ninety-one days to Mon-tego Bay
* * G FPumping like madmen all the way
G C * FGod damn them all, I was told,
C F C FWe'd cruise the seas for A-merican gold
G C G F (*)We'd fire no guns, shed no tears
C F C FBut I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
* * G CThe last of Barrett's Priva-teers
C * G COn the ninety-sixth day we sailed a-gain
* F C F (*)How I wish I was in Sherbrooke now
C G C *When a bloody great Yankee hove in sight
* * G CWith our cracked four-pounders, we made to fight
G C * FGod damn them all, I was told,
C F C FWe'd cruise the seas for A-merican gold
G C G F (*)We'd fire no guns, shed no tears
C F C FBut I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
* * G CThe last of Barrett's Priva-teers
C * G CThe Yankee lay low down with gold
* F C G (*)How I wish I was in Sherbrooke now
C G C *She was broad and fat and loose in stays
* * G CBut to catch her took the Antelope two whole days
G C * FGod damn them all, I was told,
C F C FWe'd cruise the seas for A-merican gold
G C G F (*)We'd fire no guns, shed no tears
C F C FBut I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
* * G CThe last of Barrett's Priva-teers
C * G CThen at length we stood two cables a-way
* F C G (*)How I wish I was in Sherbrooke now
C G C *Our cracked four-pounders made an awful din
* * G CBut with one fat ball the Yank stove us in
G C * FGod damn them all, I was told,
C F C FWe'd cruise the seas for A-merican gold
G C G F (*)We'd fire no guns, shed no tears
C F C FBut I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
* * G CThe last of Barrett's Priva-teers
C * G CThe Antelope shook and pitched on her side
* F C G (*)How I wish I was in Sherbrooke now
C G C *Barrett was smashed like a bowl of eggs
* * G CAnd the main-truck carried off both me legs
G C * FGod damn them all, I was told,
C F C FWe'd cruise the seas for A-merican gold
G C G F (*)We'd fire no guns, shed no tears
C F C FBut I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
* * G CThe last of Barrett's Priva-teers
C * G CSo here I lay in me twenty-third year
* F C G (*)How I wish I was in Sherbrooke now
C G C *It's been six years since we sailed a-way
* * G CAnd I just made Halifax yester-day
G C * FGod damn them all, I was told,
C F C FWe'd cruise the seas for A-merican gold
G C G F (*)We'd fire no guns, shed no tears
C F C FBut I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
* * G CThe last of Barrett's Priva-teers
SYMBOLS: - Asterisk (*) = new measure, play same chord - Period (.) = 1/8 note rest at start of a measure - Underline(_) = sustain note into next measure
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