A Salty Dog

Procol Harum


Verse 1:

        "All hands on deck   we've run afloat"
        I heard the captain cry    
        Explore the ship       replace the cook  
        Let no one leave alive

        Across the straits   around the horn
        How far can sailors fly
        A twisted path   our tortured course
        And no one left alive     

Verse 2:

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

Upon the seventh seasick day
We made our port of call
The sand so white and sea so blue
No mortal place at all


strings/piano (arranged for guitar):

          v     v     v     v     v     v     v     v

          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

Now many moons and many Junes
Have passed since we made land
And the salty dog, the seaman's log
Your witness in my own hand

(repeat string/piano break; end on Db-5 w/seagulls)

-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers