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Boat Train  The Pogues

***Boat Train - by Shane MacGowan
from the albums "Peace & Love"
Boat Train - as perfomed by The Pogues
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[F]I met with Napper Tandy
And I shook him by the hand
He said "[Bb]Hold me up for [F]Chrissake
For [C]I can hardly [F]stand"
The [Bb]most disgraceful [F]journey
On which [C]I've ever [F]been
The [Bb]last time that I [F]travelled on
The [C]Boat Train
I [F]had a couple of drinks in town
A few more at the port
I [Bb]puked up on the [F]gangway
But some [C]kind folks helped me [F]board
They [Bb]helped me to a [F]table
Poured [C]whiskey down my [F]throat
They [Bb]sat me at a [F]table
And I [C]lost my watch and coat
[Bb]First we drank some [F]whiskey
[Bb]Then we drank some [F]gin
[Bb]Then we drank [F]tequila
I think [Dm]that's what did me [C]in
[Bb]Then we drank some [F]brandy
And the [Bb]women had a [F]dance
The [Bb]steward then an[F]nounced
That we could [Dm]play the game of "[C]chance"
We [F]crowded round the table
With our money in our hands
I [Bb]ended up on the [F]other side
Without a [C]penny in my [F]pants
I [Bb]woke up in the [F]toilet
When we [C]got to Holy[F]head
The [Bb]doors were all a-[F]banging
And I [C]wished that I was dead
[Bb]Then we went through [F]customs
[Bb]With a couple of crazy [F]thugs
[Bb]First they looked for [F]bombs and joints
[Dm]Then they looked for [C]drugs
[Bb]Stuck a flashlight [F]up my ass
[Bb]Told some Irish [F]jokes
[Bb]Said "Fuck off now, [F]Paddy"
So I [Dm]headed for (The S)[C]moke
On the Booooooooaaaaaaaaat Train
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We [F]got on board the train
And then we had a drink or two
[Bb]Started playing [F]poker
But the [C]booze ran out at [F]Crewe
Some [Bb]people started [F]sleeping
Others [C]looked for duty [F]free
Some [Bb]bastard started [F]singing
"The little [C]cottage by the Lee"
He [Bb]then sang "Paper [F]Roses"
"Boo[Bb]lavogue" "Eileen Ar[F]u"
Some[Bb]body started [F]slagging off
The [Dm]Pakis and the [C]Jews
[Bb]First I found some [F]whiskey
[Bb]Then I found some [F]gin
I [Bb]sat down in the [F]corner
And I [Dm]read the Daily [C]News
[Bb]First I drank the [F]whiskey
[Bb]Then I drank the [F]gin
I [Bb]tried to make the [F]toilet
And I [Dm]broke my fuckin [C]shin
[Bb]Next thing that I [F]knew
I was in [Bb]London in the [F]rain
St[Bb]aggering up the [F]platform
Off the [Dm] Boooo[C]oooaaaaaaat Train
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***Version 2*** by Kristoffer Ekman
Capo 1st fret
Intro |E A|E A|E A|E A|E A|E A|E A|B ||
I [E]met with Napper Tandy and I [A]shook him by the [E]hand
He said [A]hold me up for [E]Christ sake for [B]I can hardly [E]stand
The [A]most disgraceful [E]journey on [B]that I've ever [E]been
The [A]last time that I [E]travelled on the [B]Boat Train
I had a couple of drinks in town and a few more at the port
I puked up on the gangway but some kind folks helped me board
They sat me at a table poured whiskey down my throat
They sat me at a table and I lost my watch and coat
[A]First we drank some [E]whiskey [A]then we drank some [E]gin
[A]Then we drank te[E]quila I think [A]that's what did me [B]in
[A]Then we drank some [E]brandy and the [A]women had a [E]dance
The [A]steward then an[E]nounced that we could [B]play the game of chance
We crowded round the table with our money in our hands
I ended up on the other side without a penny in my pants
I woke up in the toilet when we got to Holyhead
The doors were all a-banging and I wished that I was dead
Then it was the customs they called their bloody dogs
First they went for booze of course then they looked for drugs
Stabbed a flashlight up my ass told us all their jokes
Sid fell over paddy so I've had it for the smoke on the Boat Train
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We got on board the train and then we had a drink or two
Started playing poker but the booze ran out at Crewe
Some people started sleeping others looked for duty free
Some bastard started singing the little cottage by the Lee
He then sang Paper Roses Boolavogue Eileen Aru
Somebody started slagging off the Pakis and the Jews
First I found some whiskey then I found some gin
I sat down in the corner and I read the Daily News
First I drank the whiskey then I drank the gin
I tried to make the toilet and I broke my fucking shin
Next thing that I knew I was in London in the rain
Staggering up the platform off the Boat Train
Outro |E A|E A|E A|E A|E A|E A|E A|B |E ||

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