o captain Polka Bastards
"O'Captain" (Steed, Jones, Back) by The Polka Bastards This transcription from a live performance, but originally from their debut album "Fishin' License." Transcribed by Christopher M. Knuth. Sent in by Todd Obermiller (Obermiller.firstname.lastname@example.org) Here it is! I have had many a request for this one, I was surprised to see the Polka Bastards were not on Olga. I think this is pretty close I watched them play it at a recent concert in the Twin Cities. Chord Voicings A B9 B C#9 C e 5 7 7 9 8 B 5 7 7 9 8 G 6 7 8 9 9 D 7 5 9 7 10 A - - - - - E - - - - - The intro is the underlying progession of almost the whole song. Intro: A,B9,B,C#9,A,B9,B,C#9,C,B,A,C,B,A A B9 B C#9 O'Captain my captain the ship is going down A B9 B C#9 O'Captain my captain won't you please turn around C B A Women and children on the life raft first C B A No pushing no shoving, I said children first A B9 B C#9 O'Captain my captain won't you come aboard A B9 B C#9 There is nothing that you can do any more C B A But the captain just stood and looked over stern C B A Whith a look in his eye a look of concern A B9 B C#9 O'Captain my captain it's your last chance A B9 B C#9 O'Captain my captain live again to dance C B A But the water rose to the captains knee C B A As the ship sunk to the bottom of the sea A B9 B C#9 O'Captain my captain I bid the farewell A B9 B C#9 O'Captain my captain what a tale they will tell C B A With the captains last breath he tipped his hat to me C B A That is all of the captain that I'll ever see A B9 B C#9 O'Captain my captain now turned to bubbles From here they go (on the album) into the big jam, but I don't have time to tab that out now. If I get any requests, maybe I'll post it later. -C.K.
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