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Boston and St. John's  Great Big Sea

Song: Boston and St.John's
Band: Great Big Sea
Album: Turn
Tabbed by: Andre Bruneau:
Before I begin, let me say this. I'm almost certain that this is not
the right way to play this song. I saw GBS in concert a couple of months
ago and it wasn't played like this and despite being 3rd row centre on
the frick'n floor, I still couldn't tell how it was played (pathetic -
I know - but oh how we danced!!). However, the following is my version.
I myself would love to learn how to play it the "right way" so
I'll challenge anyone else to try to tab this song. (you know - for fun!!)
Em - 022000 D* - 20023x
D - xx032x A* - x0223x
G - 320033 A - x02220
Intro (Riff 1)
Em D* G Em D* G

Wha - ooo Wha - ooooo nah .....
Em D* G Em D* G

Verse 1:
D A* G
Girl don't tell me that it's morning
D A* G
Can we keep the curtains drawn?
D A* G
I haven't given you fair warning
D A* G
But our ship, she sails at dawn
Em D* G A*
And it's true I must be going, but I swear it won't be long
D A* G A
There isn't that much ocean between Boston and St.John's
D A* D A G
I'm a rover, and I'm bound to sail away
[A]I'm a ro[G]ver, can you lo[A]ve me anyway?
[Repeat first two measures of Riff 1] 
Verse 2:
And if some suitor comes approaching
Will you let him through your door
What if I return half-broken
Will you still want me anymore?
[Repeat Cborus] 
[Repeat first two measures of Riff 1] 
continue to play Riff 1 throughout the Bridge
Close your eyes and dream
and tell me what you see
Tell me what you want
Just tell me that you'll wait for me
[Repeat Verse 1] 
[Repeat Cborus] 
[End by playing opening Riff until fade] 
There she is. Like I said - not the real deal but it sounds decent enough.
Big thanks to Sandy and her Great Big Sea web site at:
for the lyrics and Jane Wallace in particular
for her own version of Boston and St.John. It was a great help.

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