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Waiting for Gilligan  Vance Gilbert

I watch the wave[E]s go in and out
Like some uncertain chore
I [Cm]understand the habit as they
Break upon the shore
I [G#]keep this lonely vigil so
My heart won't break no more
I'm[E] waiting for Gilligan
[E]The days turn into week
And the weeks turn into years
An[Cm]d there's some that say I'm crazy
When they see me sitting here
Tel[G#]l all who would commit me
That I know what commitment is
I'm[E] waiting for Gilligan
[Cm]The short wave has been
Broken down for years
But I'[G#]m listening with much more
Than just my[Bb] ears
I'm wai[Bb]ting for Gilligan
[E]The Captain's kids are captains now
And most have come and gone
On[Cm] motor boats and sailing ships
With cargoes of their own
My [G#]fingers cross with every ship
That makes the trip back home
[E]I'm waiting for Gilligan
[E]If practice makes for perfect
Well, I think I've got it down
Af[Cm]ter thirty years of waiting
For a man who's not around
If [G#]faith and hope were made of gold
Then I would wear that crown
I[E]'m waiting for Gilligan
[Cm]To look at me
The years may seem unkind
But the[G#]re's just enough of me left
Not to[Bb] mind
I'm wa[Bb]iting for Gilligan
I'[Cm]m no prisoner to my passion
An[E]y more than some of you
Wh[Cm]en I lay down I dream about
A [E]love I know that's true
I [Cm]know folks who laid side by side
Fo[Gm]r years and never knew
That they were [G#]stranded
Now, I want you to tell me
Som[Fm]ebody tell me
Who's on an islan[Bb]d now?
[E]I know he's out there somewhere
And if he don't come home to me
Then I[Cm]'ll go out to meet him
If they'd bury me at sea
The[G#]n we will be together
And I'll no longer be
[E]Waiting for Gilligan
You t[Cm]ell Ginger, Mrs Howe
And Maryann
I'[G#]ll always burn the candle
For my [Bb]man
[E]I'm waiting for Gilligan

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