The Wreck Of The Athens Queen chords with lyrics by Stan Rogers - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Stan Rogers – The Wreck Of The Athens Queen chords

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[Verse 1]
CWe were drinking down to Reedy's house
CWhen first we heard the blow
CIt seemed to come from Ripper Rock
CSo boldly forth to go
[Verse 2]
F CAnd sure enough the rusty tub
CCould just be barely seen
CAs her stern was high up in the air
[Refrain]
AmWe made out Athens Queen
CO, the lovely Athens Queen
[Verse 3]
C G CMe boys I must remind you
G CThere's a bottle left inside
Am DmSo let us go and have a few
FAnd wait until low tide
[Verse 4]
CAnd if the sea's not claimed her
CWhen the glasses are licked clean
CWe will then set forth some dories lads
AmAnd see what may be seen
[Refrain]
COn the lovely Athens Queen
[Verse 5]
CSome songs and old tall stories then
CCame out to pass the time
EmNor could a single bottle
Dm FKeep us all until low tide
CAnd so it was before we left
CThe house we were at sea
CSo we scarcely can remember
[Refrain]
AmHow we made the Athens Queen
CO, the lovely Athens Queen
[Verse 5]
C G CO the waves inside me belly
CWere as high as those outside
CAnd though I'm never seasick I
Clost dinner overside
Dm F CT'was well there was no crew to save
CFor we'd have scared 'em green
F C AmWe could scarcely keep ourselves
CFrom falling off the Athens Queen
[Refrain]
CO, the lovely Athens Queen
[Verse 6]
CWell Reedy goes straight down below
CAnd comes up with a cow
CHello I said now what would you
CBe wantin' with that now
F CYou'll never take the cow home
CIn a dory on such sea
CWell me friend he says I've always fancied
Am CFresh cream in me tea
[Refrain]
CFor the lovely Athens Queen
[Verse 7]
CI headed for the galley then
CCause I was rather dry
AAnd glad I was to get there quick
DmFor what should I spy
F CO what a shame it would have been
CFor to lose it all at sea Am
CForty cases of the best Napolean
CBrandy ever seen
[Refrain]
COn the lovely Athens Queen
[Verse 8]
CI loaded twenty cases boys
CThen headed for the shore
AmUnloaded them as quick as that
DmAnd then pulled back for more
F CSmith was pullin' for the shore
CBut he could scarce be seen
CUnder near two hundred chickens
A CAnd a leather couch of green
[Refrain]
CFrom the lovely Athens Queen
[Verse 9]
CSo here's to all good salvagers
CLikewise to Ripper Rock
CAnd to Napolean brandy of which
[Verse 9]
DmNow we have much stock
F CWe eat a lot of chicken
CAnd sit on a couch of green
CAnd we wait for Ripper Rock
AmTo claim another Athens Queen
[Refrain]
CO, the lovely Athens Queen
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