The Final Voyage Of The Wailers Essex Uke tab by Rusty Cage

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I done my level best to whomever's concerned
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For children of wailer's we all take a turn
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Now we lay in our oars boat us six men at sea
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And travel for home with rations for three
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Two ounces fresh water and hardtack a day
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But we'll see Nantucket again

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Forty days and forty nights we followed the wind
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In the southern Pacific many miles from land
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The first mate of Essex and few crew with me
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Our captain George Pollard is lost at the sea
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And I look to the East and see nothing but blue F chordF G chordG C chordC
So what can us starving men do

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But sing sing we're on our way home
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Across the Pacific and through the unknown
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With God as our shepherd then no harm shall pass
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We'll be in Nantucket at last

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But oh how this skin of blistered leather pulls tight on our skulls
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As rations all dwindle away
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And oh how our dreams every night of our stomachs so full
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But awake to find water to last two more days
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Our spirits all broken our minds are all crazed
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And oh how I'd kill for just one more good meal
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But home's a little farther away

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But sing sing we're on our way home
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Across the Pacific and through the unknown
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With God as our shepherd then no harm shall pass
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We'll be in Nantucket at last

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But oh when I look at my crewman I see them looking back at me
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Humanity gone from their eyes
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Once we were men of our god and brothers at sea
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Those times weren't so long ago but how quick they pass
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Was once death a stranger now approaching us fast
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But we are Nantucket the proud and the strong
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For Nantucket we must travel on

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But oh how these hunger pangs drive all the thoughts in my brain
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And body dries up in the sun
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Oh cause it's meat and fresh water that the six of us crave
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So six bits of paper are tossed in the cap
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And six men reach in and each pull out a scrap
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And one man of six with the unlucky draw
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Is one man to help feed us all

 

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