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WAVES ON THE SEA

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WAVES ON THE SEA

Intro: Strum a few bars in A

chorus:
(A)Oh, the waves on the sea, how they roll
the (D)chilly winds, how they do(A) blow;
My(D) own true love got(A)drownded in the deep
And the ship never(E7)got to the(A)shore.

Carter pick chorus

Verse 1:
(A)Oh the first on the deck was the porter of the ship
And a(D) rough-looking fellow was(A)he;
Says, " I(D)care no more for my(A)wife and my child
Than I do for the(E7) fish in the(A)sea."

Chorus

Carter pick chorus

verse 2:
(A)Well, I left my dear darling a-grieving
I (D)left my dear darling a-(A)grieving
I (D)left my dear darling a-grieving afterA) me
For I never expect to(E7) see her any(A) more.

chorus......end

Thanks to Terry Smith (GA USA) for this transcription.







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