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a salty dog

Procol Harum

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 14:49:55 -0500
From: Andrew Rogers 
Subject: ./p/procol_harum/a_salty_dog.tab

"A Salty Dog"
   (G. Brooker - K. Reid)


strings (arranged for guitar):

 Db-5             Csus4     C       Cm7           Bbsus4     Bb

Verse 1:

Db-5               Csus4          C
"All hands on deck   we've run afloat"
Cm7                Bbsus4 Bb
I heard the captain cry
        Fm/Ab           /G Ab/F             /Eb
Explore the ship   replace the cook
Db-5               E6
Let no one leave alive

B/F#                 F#
Across the straits   around the horn
B           Bmaj7   B7
How far can sailors fly
E               Em6/G
A twisted path   our tortured course
B/F#             F#sus4  F#
And no one left alive

Verse 2:

We sailed for parts unknown to man
Where ships crawl home to die
No lofty peak nor fortress bold
Could match our captain's eyes

Upon the seven seasick days
We made out for the coast
The sand so white and sea so blue
No mortal place at all


strings/piano (arranged for guitar):

  B                     Ddim
  v     v     v     v     v     v     v     v

 F#                    Adim              F#dim
  v     v     v     v    v     v     v     v

Verse 3:

We fired the gun and burned the mast
And rode from ship to shore
The captain cried, we sailors wept
Our tears were tears of joy

How many moons and many Junes
Have passed since we made land
A salty dog, a seaman's log
Your witness my own hand

[repeat string/piano break; end on Db-5 w/seagulls]

-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers

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