My Jolly Sailor Bold Uke tab by Themes

4 Chords used in the song: Abm, E, C#M, Eb

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Abm Abm                        E E
Upon one summer's morning, I carelessly did stray,
C#M C#M Eb Eb Abm Abm
Down by the Walls of Wapping, where I met a sailor gay,
Abm Abm E E
Conversing with a bouncing lass, who seem'd to be in pain,
C#M C#M Eb Eb Abm Abm
Saying, William, when you go, I fear you will ne'er return again.
Abm Abm E E
His hair it does in ringlets hang, his eyes as black as sloes,
C#M C#M Eb Eb Abm Abm
May happiness attend him wherever he goes,
Abm Abm E E
From Tower Hill, down to Blackwall, I will wander, weep and moan,
C#M C#M Eb Eb Abm Abm
All for my jolly sailor bold, until he does return.
Abm Abm E E
My father is a merchant—the truth I now will tell,
C#M C#M Eb Eb Abm Abm
And in great London City in opulence doth dwell,
Abm Abm E E
His fortune doth exceed ₤300,000 in gold,
C#M C#M Eb Eb Abm Abm
And he frowns upon his daughter, 'cause she loves a sailor bold.
Abm Abm E E
A A fig for his riches, his merchandize, and gold,
C#M C#M Eb Eb Abm Abm
True love is grafted in my heart; give me my sailor bold:
Abm Abm E E
Should he return in poverty, from o'er the ocean far,
C#M C#M Eb Eb Abm Abm
To my tender bosom, I'll fondly press my jolly tar.
Abm Abm E E
My sailor is as smiling as the pleasant month of May,
C#M C#M Eb Eb Abm Abm
And oft we have wandered through Ratcliffe Highway,
Abm Abm E E
Where many a pretty blooming girl we happy did behold,
C#M C#M Eb Eb Abm Abm
Reclining on the bosom of her jolly sailor bold.
Abm Abm E E
Come all you pretty fair maids, whoever you may be
C#M C#M Eb Eb Abm Abm
Who love a jolly sailor bold that ploughs the raging sea,
Abm Abm E E
While up aloft, in storm or gale, from me his absence mourn,
C#M C#M Eb Eb Abm Abm
And firmly pray, arrive the day, he home will safe return.
Abm Abm E E
My name it is Maria, a merchant's daughter fair,
C#M C#M Eb Eb Abm Abm
And I have left my parents and three thousand pounds a year,
Abm Abm E E
My heart is pierced by Cupid, I disdain all glittering gold,
C#M C#M Eb Eb Abm Abm
There is nothing can console me but my jolly sailor bold.

 

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