Richard Thompson Tabs

Johnnys Far Away chords

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            [Verse 1]

Dm
Johnny's joined a ceilidh band
Dm
They're known quite well throughout the land, The Drones
Dm
The Drones are signed up on a cruise
Dm
While Tracey's laying in the booze back home
  Bb
She's got herself another man, a smoothie
  Bb
While the kids are in the front room watching movies
     F
She's got him in a head lock, in an arm lock, in a jam
      Am
She says, I can't express myself with my old man

[Chorus]

       Dm           G            Bb
While Johnny's far away on the rolling, rolling
       Dm      G         Bb   C   Dm
Johnny's far away on the rolling sea
       Dm           G             Bb
While Johnny's far away on the rolling, rolling
       Dm      G          Bb  C   Dm
Johnny's far away on the rolling sea
        G                 Dm
On the rolling sea, On the rolling sea
         C                 Bb
On the rolling sea, On the rolling sea

[Verse 2]

Dm
Johnny's cruising out to sea
Dm
And he believes in chastity - for some
Dm
The wealthy widows bill and coo
Dm
He fends off one or two, and then succumbs
       Bb
As they're turning hard-a-port in the Bahamas
       Bb
He's turning her right out of her pyjamas
      F
He's turned her every which way to the rhythm of the sea
     Am
He says, I can't express myself with my old lady

[Chorus]

        Dm           G           Bb
While Johnny's far away on the rolling, rolling
    Dm        G          Bb  C    Dm
Johnny's far away on the rolling sea
      Dm            G            Bb
While Johnny's far away on the rolling, rolling
    Dm         G          Bb  C   Dm
Johnny's far away on the rolling sea
        G                   Dm
On the rolling sea, on the rolling sea
        C                    Bb
On the rolling sea, on the rolling sea

[Verse 3]

Dm
Johnny's home, he opens up his door
Dm
While someone's sneaking out the back
Dm
And Tracey says, you look so poorly
Dm
Sores and all, you need to see the quack
   Bb
She wipes the snot from off the kiddies' noses
   Bb
He charms her with eleven battered roses
      F
And by and by they get down to the job of man and wife
   Am
Back to the old comforts of the missionary life

[Chorus]

       Dm           G            Bb
While Johnny's far away on the rolling, rolling
     Dm       G           Bb C   Dm
Johnny's far away on the rolling sea
       Dm           G           Bb
While Johnny's far away on the rolling, rolling
  Dm                      Bb  C   Dm
Johnny's far away on the rolling sea
        G                   Dm
On the rolling sea, on the rolling sea
        C                   Bb
On the rolling sea, on the rolling sea    

Added On August 25th, 2017

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