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Lukey
Great Big Sea

 

           <           <       <

       G               C       D

Strum: B   D     U D U D   D U D   D U

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       32 1

C:    x32010

         132

D:    xx0232

       12

Em:   022000

        2  34

G/B:   x20033

        231

Am:   x02210

          132

D/A:   x00232

      134211

F:    133211

 

/ G - - - / C - D - / x4

             G                       C (½)      D (½)
Well oh, Lukey's boat is painted green,
G           C (½)    D (½)
Ha, me boys!
 G                       C (½)      D (½)
Lukey's boat is painted green,
        Em                               C (½)   D (½)
The prettiest boat that you've ever seen,
  G           C (½)     D (½)     G       C (½)      D (½)
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!

/ G - - - / C - D - /

              G                            C (½)      D (½)
Well oh, Lukey's boat's got a fine fore cutty,

G           C (½)    D (½)
Ha, me boys!

  G                            C (½)      D (½)
Lukey's boat's got a fine fore cutty,

       Em                  C (½)             D (½)
And every seam is chinked with putty,
  G           C (½)     D (½)     G       C (½)      D (½)
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!

  G           C (½)     D (½)     G       C (½)      D (½)
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!

 

/ G - - - / C - D - /

      G                             C (½)      D (½)
Well I says "Lukey the blinds are down"

G           C (½)    D (½)
Ha, me boys!

G                           C (½)        D (½)
I says "Lukey the blinds are down"

       Em                            C (½)   D (½)
"Me wife is dead and she's underground"

  G           C (½)     D (½)     G       C (½)      D (½)
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!

  G           C (½)     D (½)     G       C (½)      D (½)
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!

 

       G                   C (½)      D (½)
Well I says Lukey "I don't care"

G           C (½)    D (½)
Ha, me boys!

G                  C (½)      D (½)
I says Lukey "I don't care"

       Em (hold)                   C (½)              D (½)
"I'll get me another in the spring of the year"

  G           C (½)     D (½)     G       C (½)      D (½)
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!

  G           C (½)     D (½)     G       C (½)      D (½)
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!

/ G - - - / - - - - / C - G/B - / Am - D - /

/ G - - - / - - - - / C - G/B - / D/A - G /  both lines x2

 

/ G - - - / - - - - / F - - - / F - - - /

/ G - - - / - - - - / C - G/B - / D/A - G /  both lines x2

 

       G                    C (½)      D (½)
Oh, Lukey's rolling out his grub,

G           C (½)    D (½)
Ha, me boys!

 G                   C (½)      D (½)
Lukey's rolling out his grub,

Em                        C (½)        D (½)
One split pea, in a ten pound tub,

  G           C (½)     D (½)     G       C (½)      D (½)
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!

  G           C (½)     D (½)     G       C (½)      D (½)
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!

 

/ G - - - / C - D - /


             G                       C (½)            D (½)
Well, Lukey's boat's got high-topped sails,

G           C (½)    D (½)
Ha, me boys!

 G                          C (½)            D (½)
Lukey's boat's got high-topped sails,

        Em                             C (½)     D (½)
The sheet was planted with copper nails,

  G           C (½)     D (½)     G       C (½)      D (½)
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!

  G           C (½)     D (½)     G       C (½)      D (½)
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!

 

/ G - - - / C - D - /


             G          C (½)      D (½)
Lukey's boat is painted green,

G           C (½)    D (½)
Ha, me boys!

  G                     C (½)      D (½)
Lukey's boat is painted green,

               Em                    C (½)            D (½)
It's the prettiest boat that you've ever seen,

  G           C (½)     D (½)     G       C (½)      D (½)
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!

  G           C (½)     D (½)     G       C (½)      D (½)
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!

  G           C (½)     D (½)     G       C (½)      D (½)
A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!

    G (hold)

A-ha, me boys a-riddle-i-day!


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