Chinatown Bumboat chords with lyrics by Salty Dick - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Salty Dick – Chinatown Bumboat chords

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[Verse 1]
Am Dm E AmI was strolling down Sand Street one fine summer night
Am Dm E AmAnd I spied a fair damsel as she hove in sight.
Am C G7 AmI ran up my number, to which she replied,
Am Dm E Am"I'm a Chinatown bumboat going out with the tide,
Am Dm E Am"I'm a Chinatown bumboat going out with the tide."
[Verse 2]
Am Dm E AmI passed her a hawser and took her in tow,
Am Dm E AmWe crossed down the way like a couple should go.
Am C G7 AmWe turned in an alley not too clean or neat,
Am Dm E AmAnd we dropped out mudhooks at the end of the street.
Am Dm E AmAnd we dropped out mudhooks at the end of the street.
[Verse 3]
Am Dm E AmShe then led me up to a third-story floor,
Am Dm E AmAnd in her fine stateroom I soon laid her o'er.
Am C G7 AmShe cleaned up her courses and her red flag downhaul,
Am Dm E AmLaid her lily-white hand on me reeftackle-fall.
Am Dm E AmLaid her lily-white hand on me reeftackle-fall.
[Verse 4]
Am Dm E AmI gazed in her sternsheets, saw plenty of room,
Am Dm E AmAnd into her hullpipe I shoved my jibboom.
Am C G7 AmWith her fenders o'erhanging like a bent scupper's lip,
Am Dm E AmPretty Polly's a pirate who scuttled my ship.
Am Dm E AmPretty Polly's a pirate who scuttled my ship.
[Verse 5]
Am Dm E AmShe rolled and she pitched like a ship in a storm,
Am Dm E AmAnd cried out, "Oh, sailor, you're doing me harm!
Am C G7 AmYou're in the wrong port!" she cried out in alarm.
Am Dm E AmWell, the wrong port be damned, any port in a storm.
Am Dm E AmWell, the wrong port be damned, any port in a storm.
[Verse 6]
Am Dm E AmShe burnt down me rigging clean down to the hull,
Am Dm E AmAnd back to the sickbay me punt I did scull.
Am C G7 AmWith me foregaps all bent and me mainmast unstrung,
Am Dm E AmThe doctor said, "Sailor, yer jibboom is sprung."
Am Dm E AmThe doctor said, "Sailor, yer jibboom is sprung."
[Verse 7]
Am Dm E AmNow I'm lying in sickbay, me stern to the wall,
Am Dm E AmThe Chinatown bumboat the cause of it all.
Am C G7 AmIt's ashes to ashes and dust unto dust,
Am Dm E AmTell me, where is the woman a sailor can trust?
Am Dm E AmTell me, where is the woman a sailor can trust?
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