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The Thresher  Phil Ochs

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[Bm]In Portsmouth [G]town on the [F#]eastern [G]shore
[Em]Where many a [A]fine ship was [F#]born
[Bm]The Thresher was [G]built
[F#]And the Thresher was l[Bm]aunched
[Em]And the crew of the [A]Thresher was [F#]sworn
[Bm]She was shaped like a [G]tear
[F#]She was built like a [Bm]shark
[Em]She was made to run [A]fast and [F#]free
[Bm]And the builders shook their [G]hands
[F#]And the builders shared their [Bm]wine
[Em]And thought that they had [A]mastered the [F#]sea
[Bm]Yes, she'll always run [F#]silent
[Em]And she'll always run [F#]deep
[Em]Though the ocean has no [Bm]pity
[A]Though the waves will never [F#]weep
[Bm]They'll never weep
And they marveled at her speed
Marveled at her depth
Marveled at her deadly design
And they sailed to every land
And they sailed to every port
Just to see what faults they could find
Then they put her on the land
For nine months to stand
And they worked on her from stem to stern
But they could never see
It was their coffin to be
For the sea was waiting for their return
Yes, she'll always run silent
And she'll always run deep
Though the ocean has no pity
And the waves will never weep
They'll never weep
On a cold Wednesday morn
They put her her out to sea
When the waves they were nine feet high
And they dove beneath the waves
And they dove to their graves
And they never said a last goodbye
And its deeper and deeper
And deeper they dove
Just to see what their ship could stand
But the hull gave a moan
And the hull gave a groan
And they plunged to the deepest darkest sand
Now she lies in the depths
Of the darkened ocean floor
Covered by the waters cold and still
Oh can't you see the wrong
She was a death ship all along
Died before she had a chance to kill
And she'll never run silent
And she'll never run deep
For the ocean had no pity
And the waves they never weep
They never weep

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