PJs Guitar Chords and Lyrics - GOOD SHIP KANGAROO TRAD/CHRISTY MOORE Guitar Song Chords

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 D             Am              C        D       G
Once I was a waitin' man that lived at home at ease
G           C    G        D               G
Now I am a mariner that ploughs the angry seas
   D              Am              C      D       G
I always loved seafarin' life, I bid my love adieu
   G                       C         G        D              G
I shipped as a steward and cook, me boys, on board the Kangaroo

      D                 Am                   C       D       G
Oh I never thought she would prove false or either prove untrue
      G                  C       G       D              G
As we sailed away thru' Milford Bay, on board the Kangaroo

Think of me, O think of me, she mournfully did say
When you are in a foreign land, and I am far away
Take this lucky truppeny bit, it'll make you bear in mind
The lovin trustin' faithful heart you left in tears behind

Cheer up, cheer up, my own true love, don't weep so bitterly
She sobbed, she sighed, she choked, she cried, & could not say goodbye
I wont be gone for very long, tis but a month or two
When I will return again, of course I'll visit you

Our ship it was homeward bound from many's the foreign shore
And many's the foreign present unto me love I bore
I brought tortoises from Tenerife and toys from Timbuktu
A China rat, a Bengal cat and a Bombay Cockatoo

Paid off, I sought her dwellin' on a street above the town
where an ancient dame upon the line was hangin' out her gown
'Where is me love?' 'She's vanished, sir at least six months ago
with a smart young man who drives the van for Chaplin,Son & Co.

Here's a health to dreams of married life to soap suds & blue
Heart's true love & patent starch and washing soda too
I'll go unto some foreign shore, no longer can I stay
And with some China Hottentot, I'll throw meself away

Me love she is no foolish girl, her age it is two score
Me love she is no spinster, she's been married twice before
I cannot say it was her wealth that stole me heart away
She's a washer in a laund-ery for one-and-nine a day


The above is solely MY INTERPRETATION of this great song, in a format aimed at learning guitarists.
No attempt has been made to copy or reproduce the artist's or publisher's sheet music for the song, 
if such exists.

It can be used for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. To play the song as it should be played, you should 
purchase the official sheetmusic for the song. You should also purchase and listen to the song to learn 
the rhythm and timing of the song - this is essential if you wish to play the song with any degree of accuracy


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