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a pirate looks at forty   Jimmy Buffett









Date: 7/17/97; 11:29:28 PM



A Pirate Looks at Forty
By: Jimmy Buffett

G         
Mother, mother ocean

I have heard you call

C                                           D
I wanted to sail upon your waters

Am7  G
since I was three feet tall

                Am  D
You've seen it all

Am7            G
You've seen it all

I watched the men who rode you
Switch from sails to steam
And in your belly you hold the treasure
That few have ever seen
Most of them dreams
Most of them dreams

Yes, I am a pirate
Two hundred years too late
The cannons don't thunder
There's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over forty victim of fate
Arriving too late
Arriving too late

I've done a bit of smugglin'
I've run my share of grass
I made enough money to buy Miami
But I pissed it away so fast
Never meant to last
Never meant to last

I have been drunk now
For over two weeks,
I passed out and I rallied
And I sprung a few leaks,
But I've got stop wishin'
Got to go fishin'
I'm down to rock bottom again
Just a few friends
Just a few friends

I go for younger women
Lived with several awhile
And though I ran away
They'll come back one day
And I still can manage a smile
It just takes a while
Just takes a while

Mother, mother ocean
After all these years I've found
My occupational hazard being
My occupation's just not around
I feel like I've drowned
Gonna head uptown


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Guitarpix (report video to admin):
Quick sample of a basic strumming pattern that can be used for this song...
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eddie t (report)

play it in drop d after the g chord play f#m Em eddie

surfchik (report)

jack is second to none after jimmy!!

jsavellijr (report)

sounds good either way to me. I slide the am to bm as in embellishment

Buck127 (report)

G C Am D and back to G.... no bmin doesn't sound right

kentucky-cat (report)

Just play the Bm as the same shape as the Am. Just slide the Am up 2 frets and it sound good.

dops (report)

i dont think it is Bminor it might be D

DrKewel (report)

More helpful than the chords used in the song which are evident in the tabs, an idea of the melody of the tune would be much more helpful.

Guitarpix (report)

Guitarpix (delete):
G: dduudu x4
C: dduudu x3
G: dduudu x1
Am: dduudu x1
Bm: dd
Am: dduudu x1
G: dduudu
Fill in between verses with same pattern on G.