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The Coal Boat Song  Tom Connors

[D]I left Cape Briton on the coal boat
for St. John's Newfoundl[A7]and
I met a little girl named Sally
And I took her by her little white [D]hand
She shook her little head & said no way Fred,
I won't go along with your p[G]lan
You been workin' on the c[D]oal boat boy
And you're [A7]nothin' but a dirty old [D]man
[G]You been workin' on the c[D]oal boat boy
And you're [A7]nothin' but a dirty old [D]man


Spoken ...[D]Well I had to think of something real fast ya know
[D]Yeah well I'm gonna quit the dirty coal boats,
I wanna live in Newfoundl[A7]and
I'll buy a suit & get married,
put a ring upon your little white h[D]and
She nodded her head & said "Ok, Fred",
Sall went along with the p[G]lan
But I'm still workin on the [D]Coal Boat boy
And I'm [A7]nothin' but a dirty old [D]man
[G]But I'm still workin on the [D]Coal Boat boy
And I'm [A7]nothin' but a dirty old [D]man


[D]It was sometime later on the Coal Boat
I got a little letter from h[A7]ome
Sally said Freddy was a good boy,
but the little beggar wanted to r[D]oam
She said, "It's too bad he's got you for a dad
And I hope that you feel real [G]grand.
He's gone working on the C[D]oal Boats boy
to be j[A7]ust like his dirty old [D]man"
[G]He's gone working on the C[D]oal Boats boy
to be j[A7]ust like his dirty old [D]man"


[D]I left Cape Briton on the coal boat
for St. John's Newfoundl[A7]and
I met a little girl named Sally
And I took her by her little white [D]hand
She shook her little head & said no way Fred,
I won't go along with your p[G]lan
You ain't gonna quits the [D]coal boat boy
'Cause I [A7]loves ya, ya dirty old [D]man
[G]You ain't gonna quits the [D]coal boat boy
'Cause I [A7]loves ya, ya dirty old [D]man


[D]So come all young fellars on the coal boat,
I hope you're gonna underst[A7]and
If you got a pretty little girlfriend
and ya takes her by the little white [D]hand
If she turns her back & says "No way Jack,
I won't go along with Yer [G]plan"
Just keep workin on the [D]coal boats boy
if ya [A7]wants to be a dirty old [D]man
[G]Just keep workin on the [D]coal boat boy
And you'll be [A7]nothin' but a dirty old [D]man

Dan Nicholas
Heldan Enterprises
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