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Greenland Whale Fisheries  The Pogues

***Greenland Whale Fisheries - Traditional - Arr. The Pogues
from the album "Red Roses For Me"
Lyrics taken from
There's only two main parts to this song.
Greenland Whale Fisheries - as perfomed by The Pogues
[G] [G] [G] [G] - strum quickly
[G] [G] [G] [G] 
[C] [C] [C] [C] 
[G] [G] [G] [G] 
[C] [D] [G] [G] 
[G]In eighteen hundred and [D]forty-[G]six
On [C]March the [G]eighteenth [D]day
We [G]hoisted our colors to the [C]top of the mast
[G]And for [C]Greenland [D]sailed [G]away, brave [D]boys
[G]And for [C]Greenland [D]sailed [G]away
The lookout in the crosstrees stood
With spyglass in his hand
There's a whale, there's a whale
And a whalefish he cried
And she blows at every span, brave boys
She blows at every span
The captain stood on the quarter deck
The ice was in his eye
Overhaul, overhaul! Let your gibsheets fall
And you'll put your boats to sea, brave boys
And you'll put your boats to sea
Our harpoon struck and the line played out
With a single flourish of his tail
He capsized the boat and we lost five men
And we did not catch the whale, brave boys
And we did not catch the whale
Break: repeat X 2
[G] [G] [G] [G] 
[C] [C] [C] [C] 
[G] [G] [G] [G] 
[C] [D] [G] [G] 
The losing of those five jolly men
It grieved the captain sore
But the losing of that fine whalefish
Now it grieved him ten times more, brave boys
Now it grieved him ten times more
Now Greenland is a barren land
A land that bares no green
Where there's ice and snow, and the whalefishes blow
And the daylight's seldom seen, brave boys
And the daylight's seldom seen
Outro: repeat X 2
[G] [G] [G] [G] 
[C] [C] [C] [C] 
[G] [G] [G] [G] 
[C] [D] [G] [G] 

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