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A Boat Like Gideon Brown  Great Big Sea

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Oh [G]Gideon lived across the bay,
[C]He's getting [G]older now.
[C]His boat is [G]big and bold.
She has[Am] a stalward [D]bow
But [G]my father's boat was second hand,
[C]One someone [G]used before,
[C]And after [G]every fishing trip
My fath[Am]er always [D]swore;
That [G]someday he would save enough
[C]To go to [G]St. John's town.
[C]And buy him[G]self a big new boat,
A [C]boat like [D]Gideon [G]Brown.
A [C]Boat Like [D]Gideon [G]Brown.
CHORUS:

'Cause she can punch th[Em]e head in any gale

And [C]ride the fishing [D]grounds.
I [G]often thought how [Em]pround I'd be
In a [C]boat like [D]Gideon [G]Brown.
In a [C]boat like [D]Gideon [G]Brown.
Verse 2:

Many [G]years did pass away

[C]And Dad began to [G]fade.
He [C]didn't talk of [G]boats too much,
He [Am]said "Son I'm [D]afraid"
If [G]things don't soon improve
Then [C]I'll be [G]underground;
[C]Before we ever get to see [G]ourselves,
In a [C]boat like [D]Gideon [G]Brown.
CHORUS

I sat and [G]held his hand one day

And he [C]said "Son, that [G]policy"
The [C]insurance is all in [G]your name
[Am]You're the [D]beneficiary
And [G]when I'm gone they'll pay you off.
Then [C]go to St. [G]John's town
And [C]buy yourself a big, new [G]boat,
In a [C]boat like [D]Gideon [G]Brown.
In a [C]boat like [D]Gideon [G]Brown.
CHORUS x2

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