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A Pirate looks At Forty  Jimmy Buffett

[G]Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you call,
[C]Wanted to sail upon your waters
since I was three feet [G]tall.
You've seen it [Am]all,    [Bm]    [Am]you've seen it [G]all.

[G]Watch the men who rode you,
Switch from sails to steam.
And [C]in your belly you hold the treasure
that few have ever [G]seen, most of them [Am]dreams, [Bm]  [Am]Most of them [G]dreams.

[G]Yes, I am a pirate a few hundred years too late.
The [C]cannons don't thunder there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over forty victim of [G]fate
Arriving too [Am]late,  [Bm]   [Am]arriving too [G]late.

[G]I've done a bit of smugglin'
I've run my share of grass.
I [C]made enough money to buy Miami,
But I pissed it away so [G]fast,
Never meant to [Am]last,   [Bm]   [Am]never meant to [G]last.

[G]I have been drunk now for over two weeks,
I passed out and I rallied and I sprung a few leaks,
But I've [C]got to stop wishin',
Got to go fishin', I'm down to rock bottom [G]again.
Just a few [Am]friends, [Bm]   [Am]just a few [G]friends.

(same as verse)

[G]I go for younger women, lived with several awhile
And though I [C]ran them away, they'll come back one day.
And still could manage a [G]smile
It just takes a[Am]while, [Bm]   [Am]just takes a[G]while.

[G]Mother, mother ocean, after all these years I've found
My [C]occupational hazard being my occupations just not [G]around.
I feel like I've [Am]drowned, [Bm]   [Am]Gonna head up[G]town.
I feel like I've [Am]drowned, [Bm]   [Am]Gonna head up[G]town.

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Guitarpix (report video to admin):
Quick sample of a basic strumming pattern that can be used for this song...
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eddie t (report)

play it in drop d after the g chord play f#m Em eddie

surfchik (report)

jack is second to none after jimmy!!

jsavellijr (report)

sounds good either way to me. I slide the am to bm as in embellishment

Buck127 (report)

G C Am D and back to G.... no bmin doesn't sound right

kentucky-cat (report)

Just play the Bm as the same shape as the Am. Just slide the Am up 2 frets and it sound good.

dops (report)

i dont think it is Bminor it might be D

DrKewel (report)

More helpful than the chords used in the song which are evident in the tabs, an idea of the melody of the tune would be much more helpful.

Guitarpix (report)

Guitarpix (delete):
G: dduudu x4
C: dduudu x3
G: dduudu x1
Am: dduudu x1
Bm: dd
Am: dduudu x1
G: dduudu
Fill in between verses with same pattern on G.