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Boston And St John's (Great Big Sea) MIDI, tabs, videos
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©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

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Ah ooo, doh ooo, oh oh oh,
Girl, don't tell me that it's morning,
Can we keep the curtains drawn?
Haven't given you fair warning,
But our ship, she sails at dawn.

And it's true I must be going but I swear it won't be long,
There isn't that much ocean between Boston and St John's;
And I'm a rover and I'm bound to sail away,
I'm a rover. Can you love me anyway?

And if some suitor comes approaching,
Will you let him through your door?
What if I return half broken,
Will you still want me anymore?

And it's true I must be going but I swear it won't be long,
There isn't that much ocean between Boston and St John's;
And I'm a rover and I'm bound to sail away,
I'm a rover. Can you love me anyway?

Close your eyes and dream,
And tell me what you see;
You can tell me what you want,
Just tell me that you'll wait for me.

But oh, don't tell me that it's morning,
Oh, can we keep the curtains drawn?
I haven't given you fair warning,
But our ship, well, she sails at dawn.

And it's true I must be going but I swear it won't be long,
There isn't that much ocean between Boston and St John's;
And I'm a rover and I'm bound to sail away,
I'm a rover. Can you love me anyway?
Love me anyway? .... Love me anyway?
No ooo, no ooo, oh oh,
No ooo, no ooo, oh oh oh.

####.... Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea (Turn, 1999) ....####
The video above features a solo performance by Alan Doyle during the Great Big Sea Paddy's Day show at the Sunset Center, Carmel, California on March 17, 2011.

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The video below features an excellent guitar performance by Bob Dumais of Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

#1000: YouTube video by dQQm1
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

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Chord Shapes:
[Em7]= 0,2,2,0,3,x
[D/F#]= 2,0,0,2,3,x
[G]= 3,2,0,0,3,x
[Asus4]= 0,0,2,2,4,x
[A]= 0,0,2,2,2,x
[Abar]= 5,7,7,6,5,5
Barred:
[Em7]= 7,7,9,7,8,7
[D/F#]= x,9,0,9,10,x
[G]= x,10,12,12,12,10
[A]= x,12,14,14,14,12

Intro:
[Em7] [D/F#] [G] x2 [Asus4]
[Em7] Ah [D/F#] oh, [G] Doh oh [Em7] [D/F#] [G] oh.

[Em7] Girl, don't [D/F#] tell me that it's [G] morning,
[Em7] Can we [D/F#] keep the [G] curtains [A] drawn?
[Em7] Haven't [D/F#] given you fair [G] warning,
[Em7] But our [D/F#] ship she [G] sails at [Asus4] dawn.

Chorus:
And it's [Em7] true I must be [D/F#] going but I [G] swear it won't be [Abar] long,
There [Em7] isn't that much [D/F#] ocean between [G] Boston and St [Asus4] John's;
[Em7] And I'm a [D/F#] rover and I'm [G] bound to [A] sail a-[Bm] way,
I'm a [G] rover. Can you [Asus4] love me any-[Em7] way? [D/F#] [G] [Em7] [D/F#] [G] [Asus4]

[Em7] And if some [D/F#] suitor comes ap-[G] proaching,
[Em7] Will you [D/F#] let him [G] through your [A] door?
[Em7] What if [D/F#] I return half [G] broken,
[Em7] Will you, still [D/F#] want me [G] any [Asus4] more?

Chorus:
And it's [Em7] true I must be [D/F#] going but I [G] swear it won't be [Abar] long,
There [Em7] isn't that much [D/F#] ocean between [G] Boston and St [Asus4] John's;
[Em7] And I'm a [D/F#] rover and I'm [G] bound to [A] sail a-[Bm] way,
I'm a [G] rover. Can you [Asus4] love me any-[Em7] way? (Start barred chords with this Em7)
[D/F#] [G] [Em7] [D/F#] [G]

Bridge:
[Em7] Close your [D/F#] eyes and dream,
[G] And tell me what you [A] see;
[Em7] You can tell me [D/F#] what you want,
Just [G] tell me that you'll wait for me.

(Back to non-barred chord shapes)
But [Em7] oh, don't [D/F#] tell me that it's [G] morning,
[Em7] Oh, can we [D/F#] keep the [G] curtains [Asus4] drawn?
[Em7] I haven't [D/F#] given you fair [G] warning,
[Em7] But our [D/F#] ship, well, she [G] sails at [A] dawn.

Chorus:
And it's [Em7] true I must be [D/F#] going but I [G] swear it won't be [Abar] long,
There [Em7] isn't that much [D/F#] ocean between [G] Boston and St [Asus4] John's;
[Em7] But I'm a [D/F#] rover and I'm [G] bound to [A] sail a-[Bm] way,
I'm a [G] rover. Can you [Asus4] love me any-[Em7] way?
[D/F#] [G] Can you love me any-[Em7] way? [D/F#] ... [G] Love me any- [Em7] way? [D/F#]
No Ooo, [G] [Em7] No Ooo, [D/F#] [G] Oh Oh,
No Ooo, [G] [Em7] No Ooo, [D/F#] [G] Oh Oh Oh. [fade out]

~ Chords and MIDI contributed by Bob Dumais ~


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