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The Old Black Rum  Great Big Sea

THE OLD BLACK RUM (Hallett\trad.)
From "Up" (1995)
Use a Capo on the third fret for Sean's guitar.
Alan's is tuned down a full step (DGCFAD).
Sean's part is given first.
I drank six[D]teen doubles for the p[A]rice of o[D]ne
tr[G]ying to find the co[D]urage to t[E7]alk to the o[A]ne
I asked her f[G]or [A]a da[D]nce, not a se[G]co[A]nd gla[D]nce
My night had j[E7]ust be[A]gun
Well, I drink to the father or the holy ghost
I'm kneeling at the altar of me nightly post
So I'll raise a glass, not the first nor last,
come join me i[A]n this to[D]ast
Chorus:
Because the ol[A]d black rum's got a ho[D]ld on me
Like a dog wrapped ro[G]und m[D]y l[A]eg
and the old black rum's got a ho[D]ld on me
will I live for ano[A]ther da[D]y, h[G]ey!
Will I li[D]ve for ano[A]ther da[D]y
Well,the queen of George street just a walking on by
walking on by with some guy who don't care
that she stood in line, since half past nine,
and spent three hours on her hair (on her hair!)
Her friend is looking at me with an evil grin,
I think the bloody racket might soon begin,
I must've said something, to the George street queen
the boys are joining in...CHORUS
So I drank all my money and I slept out in the rain
every day is different but the nights they're all the same
You never see the sun, on the old black rum,
but you know I'm gonna do it again (again!)
CHORUS X2, Repeat last line once.
Now for Alan's part. remember to tune down a step.
I drank six[G]teen doubles for the pr[D]ice of o[G]ne
tr[Cadd9]ying to find the cou[G]rage to ta[A7]lk to the o[D]ne
G\f# G D G\f# G
I asked her for a dance, not a second glance
my night had ju[A7]st be[D]gun...
CHORUS:
Because the old[D] black rum's got a ho[G]ld on me
like a dog wrapped ro[C]und m[G]y l[D]eg
and the old[D] black rum's got a ho[G]ld on me
will I live for ano[D]ther d[G]ay, h[Cadd9]ey!
will I li[G]ve for ano[D]ther d[G]ay...

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