The Last Saskatchewan Pirate Uke tab by Arrogant Worms

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[Strumming pattern changes through song, but is mostly
D D-DUDUDU very quickly]

Intro:
C C F F G G C C
Well I used to be a farmer and I made a living fine
F F C C G G
I had a little stretch of land along the CP line
C C F F G G C C
But times went by and though I tried the money wasn't there
F F C C G G C C
And bankers came and took my land and told me "Fair is Fair"

Am Am D D
I looked for every kind of job the answer always "No",
Am Am G G
"Hire you now" they'd always laugh, "We just let Twenty go!" (Haha)
Am Am D D
The government, they promised me a measley little sum,
Am Am G G
But I've got too much pride to end up just another bum!

F F F F C C
Then I thought who gives a damn if all the jobs are gone,
G G (let it ring)
I'm gonna be a pirate, on the river Saskatchewan!

Chorus:
C C (Mute)C C (Mute)F F G G C C
And it's a Heave (HO) High (HO) Comin' down the plains,
F F C C G G
Stealin' Wheat and Barley and all the other grains,
C C (Mute) C C (Mute) F F G G C C
And it's a Ho (HEY!) High (HEY!) Farmers bar yer doors,
F F C C G G C C
When you see the Jolly Roger on Regina's mighty shores.

(C C for 2 Measures)

Verse 1:
C C F F G G C C
Well you think the local farmers would know that I'm at large,
F F C C G G
But just the other day I found an unprotected barge,
C C F F G G C C
I snuck up right behind them and they were none the wiser,
F F C C G G C C
I rammed the ship and sank it and I stole the Ferti-lizer

Am Am D D
A A Bridge outside of Moosejaw spans the mighty river,
Am Am G G
Farmers cross in so much fear their stomach's are a quiver,
Am Am D D
'Cause they know that Captain Tractor's hiding in the bay,
Am Am G G
I'll jump the bridge and knock em cold and sail off with their Hay!

(CHORUS)

Verse 2:
C C F F G G C C
Well Mountie Bob he chased me he was always at my throat,
F F C C G G
He followed on the shorelines 'cause he didn't own a boat,
C C F F G G C C
But cut-backs were a comin' and the Mountie lost his job,
F F C C G G C C
So now he's sailin' with me and we call him Salty Bob!

Am Am D D
A A Swingin' Sword and Skull and Bones are pleasant company,
Am Am G G
I never pay my Income Tax and screw the GST (SCREW IT!)
Am Am D D
Salin' down to Saskatoon, the Terror of the Sea,
Am Am G G
If you wanna reach the Co-op boy you gotta get by me!

(Chorus)

Verse 3:
C C F F G G C C
Well pirate life's appealing but you don't just find it here,
F F C C G G
I hear in North Al-berta there's a band of buccaneers,
C C F F G G C C
They roam the Athabasca from Smith to Port McKay,
F F C C G G C C
And you're gonna lose your stetson if you have to pass their way.

Am Am D D
Well Winter is a comin' and a chill is in the breeze,
Am Am G G
My pirate days are over once the river starts to freeze,
Am Am D D
But I'll be back in Spring time but now I have to go,
Am Am G G
I hear there's lots of plundering down in New Mexico!

(Chorus)

Outtro:
C C (Mute)C C (Mute)F F G G C C
And it's a Heave (HO) High (HO) Comin' down the plains,
F F C C G G
Stealin' Wheat and Barley and all the other grains,
C C (Mute) C C (Mute) F F G G C C
And it's a Ho (HEY!) High (HEY!) Farmers bar yer doors,

(slowing lyrics)
F F C C G G C C
When you see the Jolly Roger on Regina's mighty shores.
F F C C G G C C (let it ring)
When you see the Jolly Roger on Regina's mighty shores.

Haharr... (eh)

 

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Ejiopa avatar
Good job.
14 Feb 2010
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