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Jolly Roger  Roger McGuinn



T[Dm]he sun comes up on the Spanish sea our [G]homeland far [Dm]behind us
Being hunted by the King's Navy it's [G]sure he'd never [A7]find us
Pull a[Dm]way me lads O the Cardiff Rose and [C]hoist the [G]Jolly [Dm]Roger
[Dm]We brought her into the looward wind and [G]made for the Car[Dm]ibbean
[Dm]For thoughts of what it might have been [G]destroys a human [A7]being
But [Dm]thoughts about the Spanish gold and [G]learning to [Dm]desire it
Can make a man so brash and bold he'll [G]soon become a [A7]pirate
Pull away[Dm] me lads of the Cardiff Rose and [C]hoist the [G]Jolly R[Dm]oger
[Dm]Now a gleam came into the captain's eyes as he [G]spied an English
She looks the perfect shape and size let's [G]all aboard and [A7]strip her
We f[Dm]ired a shot across her bow and [G]eased ourselves b[Dm]eside her
With our keel as close as she'd allow we [G]swung from the deck to[A7] ride
Pull [Dm]away me lads of the Cardiff Rose and [C]hoist the [G]Jolly [Dm]Roger
[Dm]Up she tumbles and starts to pitch and [G]signals for [Dm]assistance
We tightened our hold another hitch and [G]ended her resis[A7]tance
[Dm]Now there's many a day on the Spanish sea I s[G]erved aboard that
But we never did nothing more beautifully
Than the [G]way that we [A7]belayed her
Pull [Dm]away me lads of the Cardiff Rose and[C] hoist the [G]Jolly Ro[Dm]ger
[Dm]Her hold was hot as St Elmo's fire her [G]chests were filled with
We took as much as we'd require then [G]took more for our [A7]pleasure
Now t[Dm]here's many a day on the Spanish Main
But [G]none I hold so [Dm]dear
As the happy day I first became a[G] scurvy bucc[A7]aneer
Pull a[Dm]way me lads of the Cardif Rose and [C]hoist the [G]Jolly [Dm]Roger
Copyright @ 1975 Patian Music and Jackelope Publishing Co.(BMI)
From the "Cardiff Rose'' LP Columbia Records 1976

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