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Fair Maid Sailor

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            [Verse 1]
C                              F
When I was a young girl at the age of sixteen
C                          F                G
From my home I ran away to go and serve the queen
  G                    C
I listed in the Navy a sailor lad to stand
   F               C              F     G       C
To hear the canons rattle and the music play so grand
    G                        C             G
The music play so grand, the music play so grand
   F               C              F     G       C
To hear the canons rattle and the music play so grand


[Verse 2]
  C                              F
I dressed myself in trousers and cut my hair of short
       C                          F                G
Then I went down to the harbor to see the ships in port
    G                          C       
The officer who listed me said we need every hand
  F                   C          F         G         C
I think you’ll make a sailor, so step this way young man
   G                           C                   G
So step this way young man, so step this way young man
  F                   C          F         G         C
I think you’ll make a sailor, so step this way young man


[Verse 3]
   C                             F
He took me to me bunk mates down where the hammocs sway
    C                          F          G
And lying by a sailor’s side I never was afraid
    G                             C
But taking off my old blue coat I sometimes used to smile
   F               C            F      G       C
To think my self a sailor and a maiden all the while
  G                       C              G
A maiden all the while, a maiden all the while
   F              C            F      G       C
To think myself a sailor and a maiden all the while


[Verse 4]
     C                       F
They sent me up to London to be gurad o’r the tower
    C                                    F            G
And there I wolud I have been until this very day and hour
      G                                   C
But a young girl fell in love with me and found I was a maid
         F                 C              F      G     C
She went straightway to my captain and my secret she betrayed
   G                       C            G
My secret she betrayed, my secret she betrayed
         F                  C              F      G     C
She went straight way to my captain and my secret she betrayed


[Verse 5]
C                            F
My captain he sent for me to see if it were true
    C                              F          G
And how could I deny the tale that he already knew
         G                          C
Here’s a pension of war for you, he smiled and he said
       F              C               F      G      C
It’s a pity we should lose you such a sailor as you made
       G                          C             G
Such a sailor as you made, such a sailor as you made
       F              C               F      G      C
It’s a pity we should lose you such a sailor as you made


[Verse 6]
   C                              F
So fare thee well my captain, you have been kind to me
    C                               F                  G
And fare thee well my comrades, you ne’er forgot shall be
    G                           C
And should the British nay fall short of any men,
          F          C                 F       G        C
I’ll doff off my hat feathers and I’ll run the rigging again
     G                           C                G
I’ll run the rigging again, I’ll run the rigging again
          F              C            F       G       C
I’ll doff off my hat and feathers and run the rigging again    

Added On January 10th, 2017

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