I've written out just the chord shapes above the words. The numbers simply give you the fret positions for the chords, with the lowest string on the left. An 'x' means don't play this string. e.g in standard tuning, this would be a regular D chord : xx0232 Verse 1: --------- (Slide between the two shapes at the end of the first line) 087800 x0878x x0767x x0878x x0767x The pirate anchored on a Wednesday 087800 444444 And why he came to port I wonder 000000 to see a lady so my friends say 087800 065600 She dances for the sailors in a smokey cabaret bar underground 000000 Down in a cellar in a harbour town Verse 2: --------- 087800 x0878x x0767x x0878x x0767x I know he told her love was treasure 087800 444444 And they would reap the fullest bounty 000000 He only comes to port for pleasure 087800 So when the winds of morning blew the curtains in she woke and 065600 found he'd gone 000000 I saw his sails unfurling Thursday dawn Middle 8: ---------- 087800 The pirate he will sink you with a kiss, he'll steal your heart and sail away 888888 He'll leave you drowning in the flotsam of a broken promise in the bay 444444 He came again to see her yes I think they told me it was Saturday 000000 087800 I was at sea then I didn't see them Verse 3: --------- (same chords as before) I don't believe what you are saying It isn't true I hardly knew him. Is this some game that you are playing Go ask the dancer she's the one who saw him last the one who drew him here He hasn't come to me since Spring last year 2nd Middle 8: --------------- There was a time when he would bring me silks and sandalwood and Persian lace And he would hold me close and tell me sailing stories by the fireplace I was at sea, I tell you I was nowhere near the mentioned murder place Go ask the dancer She knows the answer She knows the answer 888888 She knows the answer copyright 1968 Siquomb Publishing Corp. BMI
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