Wellerman Uke tab by The Longest Johns

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[Verse 1]

Am Am
There once was a ship that put to sea
Dm Dm Am Am
And the name of that ship was the Billy o' Tea
Dm Dm
The winds blew hard, her bow dipped down
Gm Gm Am Am
Blow, me bully boys, blow (Huh!)


[Chorus]
F F C C
Soon may the Wellerman come
Dm Dm Am Am
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
F F C C
One day, when the tonguin' is done
Dm Dm Am Am
We'll take our leave and go


[Verse 2]
Am Am
She had not been two weeks from shore
Dm Dm Am Am
When down on her a right whale bore
Dm Dm
The captain called all hands and swore
Gm Gm Am Am
He'd take that whale in tow (Hah!)


[Chorus]
F F C C
Soon may the Wellerman come
Dm Dm Am Am
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
F F C C
One day, when the tonguin' is done
Dm Dm Am Am
We'll take our leave and go


[Verse 3]
Am Am
Before the boat had hit the water
Dm Dm Am Am
The whale's tail came up and caught her

All hands to the side, harpooned and fought her
Gm Gm Am Am
When she dived down below (Huh!)


[Chorus]
F F C C
Soon may the Wellerman come
Dm Dm Am Am
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
F F C C
One day, when the tonguin' is done
Dm Dm Am Am
We'll take our leave and go


[Verse 4]
Am Am
No line was cut, no whale was freed;
Dm Dm Am Am
The Captain's mind was not on greed
Dm Dm
But he belonged to the whaleman's creed;
Gm Gm Am Am
She took that ship in tow (Huh!)


[Chorus]
F F C C
Soon may the Wellerman come
Dm Dm Am Am
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
F F C C
One day, when the tonguin' is done
Dm Dm Am Am
We'll take our leave and go


[Verse 5]
Am Am
For forty days, or even more
Dm Dm Am Am
The line went slack, then tight once more

All boats were lost, there were only four
Gm Gm Am Am
But still that whale did go


[Chorus]
F F C C
Soon may the Wellerman come
Dm Dm Am Am
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
F F C C
One day, when the tonguin' is done
Dm Dm Am Am
We'll take our leave and go


[Verse 6]
Am Am
As far as I've heard, the fight's still on;
Dm Dm F F(or Am Am)
The line's not cut and the whale's not gone
Am Am Dm Dm
The Wellerman makes his a regular call
Gm Gm Am Am
To encourage the Captain, crew, and all


[Chorus]
F F C C
Soon may the Wellerman come
Dm Dm Am Am
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
F F C C
One day, when the tonguin' is done
Dm Dm Am Am
We'll take our leave and go
F F C C
Soon may the Wellerman come
Dm Dm Am Am
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
F F C C
One day, when the tonguin' is done
Dm Dm Am Am
We'll take our leave and go

 

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