Wellerman Sea Shanty

 

tall ship

Friday 5th February

L.I. Perform the Wellerman Sea Shanty. 

 

 

These are the guitar chords, capo 3rd fret.

Sing along!

 

[Verse 1]

Am

There was a ship that put to sea,

    Dm                       Am

The name of the ship was the Billy of Tea

Am

The winds blew up, her bow dipped down,

Em

Oh  blow, my bully boys, blow.

 

[Chorus 1]

F            C

Soon may the Wellerman come

             Dm        Am

And bring us sugar and tea and rum.

F                 C

One day, when the tonguin’ is done,

Em                       Am

We’ll take our leave and go.

 

[Verse 2]

Am

She had not been two weeks from shore

     Dm                  Am

When down on her a right whale bore.

Am

The captain called all hands and swore

Em

He’d take that whale in tow.

 

[Chorus 2]

F            C

Soon may the Wellerman come

             Dm        Am

And bring us sugar and tea and rum.

F                 C

One day, when the tonguin’ is done,

Em                       Am

We’ll take our leave and go.

 

[Verse 3]

Am

Before the boat had hit the water

    Dm                       Am

The whale’s tail came up and caught her.

Am

All hands to the side, harpooned and fought her

Em

When she dived down below.

 

[Chorus 3]

F            C

Soon may the Wellerman come

             Dm                Am

And bring us sugar and tea and rum.

F                 C

One day, when the tonguin’ is done,

Em                       Am

We’ll take our leave and go.

 

[Verse 4]

Am

No line was cut, no whale was freed;

    Dm                 Am

The Captain’s mind was not of greed,

Am

But he belonged to the whaleman’s creed;

Em

She took the ship in tow.

 

[Chorus 4]

F            C

Soon may the Wellerman come

             Dm                Am

And bring us sugar and tea and rum.

F                 C

One day, when the tonguin’ is done,

Em                       Am

We’ll take our leave and go.

 

[Verse 5]

Am

For forty days, or even more,

    Dm                          Am

The line went slack, then tight once more.

Am

All boats were lost (there were only four)

Em

But still the whale did go.

 

[Chorus 5]

F            C

Soon may the Wellerman come

             Dm        Am

And bring us sugar and tea and rum.

F                 C

One day, when the tonguin’ is done,

Em                       Am

We’ll take our leave and go.

 

[Verse 6]

Am

As far as I know, the fight’s still on;

    Dm                             Am

The line’s not cut and the whale’s not gone.

Am

The Wellerman makes his regular call

Em

To the Captain, crew, and all.

 

[Chorus 6]

F            C

Soon may the Wellerman come

             Dm        Am

And bring us sugar and tea and rum.

F                 C

One day, when the tonguin’ is done,

Em                       Am

We’ll take our leave and go. X 2

Comments   

0 #2 Nicusor 2021-02-22 11:08
Foarte frumos copil minunat. Sa ii dea D-zeu noroc si sanatate in continuare.
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0 #1 JoannaFitzGerald 2021-02-06 18:28
Oh wow! I'm so proud of you four! Well done!!!
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