Stan Rogers – The Wreck Of The Athens Queen chords

[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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
CO, the lovely Athens Queen
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