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    If I Had a Boat

    Lyle Lovett


    Note: Lyle recorded this song w/capo 9.  The following is an arrangement in the same key, but capo 4.


    Capo 4


    / C - - - / - - - - / F – C/E - / C - - - /

    / C - - - / G - - - / C - - - / - - - - /



    F     C/E     C

    If I had a boat

         F        C/E      C
    I'd go out on the ocean

          F     C/E    C
    And if I had a pony

         Am                   G
    I'd ride him on my boat

           F           C/E    C
    And we could all together

     F        C/E      C
    Go out on the ocean

    C                  G                C
    Me upon my pony on my boat


    If I were Roy Rogers

         F         C/E        C
    I'd sure enough be single

                      C                                      G
    I couldn't bring myself to marrying old Dale

    It'd just be me and Trigger

                  F          C/E              C
    We'd go riding through them movies

                      C                   G                      C
    Then we'd buy a boat and on the sea we'd sail




    The mystery masked man was smart

          F          C/E   C
    He got himself a Tonto

                C                                       G
    'Cause Tonto did the dirty work for free

    But Tonto he was smarter

                  F           C/E    C
    And one day said Kemo Sabe

     C                                              G                 C
    Kiss my ass I bought a boat, I'm going out to sea


    And if I were like lightning

        F            C/E        C
    I wouldn't need no sneakers

          C                                         G
    I'd come and go wherever I would please

    And I'd scare 'em by the shade tree

                   F         C/E      C
    And I'd scare 'em by the light pole

              C                                            G                      C
    But I would not scare my pony on my boat out on the sea

    Chorus (repeat last line)

    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.