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The Lady Luck (Anchors Aweigh)

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The old man's boat was a sight to behold,
All glassed over in the freezing cold,
As he headed up the bay;
Loaded down from stem to stern,
Some say he never learned,
But he wouldn't have it any other way.

Twenty-two feet, all local plank,
Covered over with a lick of paint,
Sanded down by wind and rain;
All scarred up from journeys past,
Not built for looks, just built to last,
I've often heard the old man say.

Hey, hey, hey, hey....
na-na, na-na, na-na,
That's just the way she goes
(just the way she goes)
She's got a wayward inclination,
And a built-in rock and roll;
No, the Lady Luck
she didn't look like much,
But he kept her just the same
(kept her just the same)
'Cause every time he took her out,
She brought him home again,
hey, hey, hey, hey.

Launched in the summer of sixty-eight,
Clinker-built with a make-and-break,
Hey, buddy, you should have seen her go;
Hard to start, hard to steer,
You couldn't take her out
without your rubber gear on,
That's how he liked it, I suppose.

Hey, hey, hey, hey....
na-na, na-na, na-na,
That's just the way she goes
(just the way she goes)
She's got a wayward inclination,
And a built-in rock and roll;
No, the Lady Luck
she didn't look like much,
But he kept her just the same
(kept her just the same)
'Cause every time he took her out,
She brought him home again,
hey, hey, hey, hey.

I don't know, but I've been told,
When they built that boat they broke the mould,
Least that's what the old folks say;
Thirty years she served him well,
Through thick and thin, storms and swells,
The one that didn't get away.

Hey, hey, hey, hey....
na-na, na-na, na-na,
That's just the way she goes
(just the way she goes)
She's got a wayward inclination,
And a built-in rock and roll;
No, the Lady Luck
she didn't look like much,
But he kept her just the same
(kept her just the same)
'Cause every time he took her out,
She brought him home again,
hey, hey, hey, hey.

Na-na, na-na, na-na,
That's just the way she goes
(just the way she goes)
She's got a wayward inclination,
And a built-in rock and roll;
No, the Lady Luck
she didn't look like much,
But he kept her just the same
(kept her just the same)
'Cause every time he took her out,
She brought him home again,
hey, hey, hey, hey.
(Just the way she goes....)

####.... Angus Stewart. Performing rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####

This variant arranged and recorded by Anchors Aweigh of Rocky Harbour, NL (Time On The Bay, trk#5, 2005, produced by Louis McDonald, Rocky Harbour, NL).

See more songs by Anchors Aweigh.

Clinker-built - built with overlapping hull planks or boards.
Make-and-break - popular and enduring marine engine, in use since the early 20th-century. It could withstand getting wet and could be repaired with a coat hanger and a pair of pliers.

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(Harmonica lead)

Intro: [D] [A] [Bm] [G]*[A]
*(Whenever the [G] is followed by an [A] a fast transition is taken)

[D] The old man's boat was a sight to behold,
[A] All glassed over in the freezing cold,
[Bm] As he headed up the [G] bay; [G]*[A]
[D] Loaded down from stem to stern,
[A] Some say he never learned,
But he [Bm] wouldn't have it any other [G] way. [G]*[A]

[D] Twenty-two feet, all local plank,
[A] Covered over with a lick of paint,
[Bm] Sanded down by wind and [G] rain; [G]*[A]
[D] All scarred up from journeys past,
Not [A] built for looks, just built to last,
[Bm] I've often heard the old man [G] say.

Chorus:
Hey, hey, hey, [D] hey, na-na, na-na, na-na,
That's [A] just the way she goes (just the way she goes)
She's got a [Bm] wayward inclination,
And a [G] built-in rock and roll; [G]*[A]
No, the [D] Lady Luck she didn't look like much,
But he [A] kept her just the same (kept her just the same)
'Cause [Bm] every time he took her out,
She [G] brought him home again, hey, hey, hey, [D] hey. [A] [Bm] [G]*[A]

[D] Launched in the summer of sixty-eight,
[A] Clinker-built with a make-and-break,
Hey, [Bm] buddy, you should have seen her [G] go; [G]*[A]
[D] Hard to start, hard to steer,
You couldn't [A] take her out without your rubber gear on,
[Bm] That's how he liked it, I sup- [G] pose.

Chorus:
Hey, hey, hey, [D] hey, na-na, na-na, na-na,
That's [A] just the way she goes (just the way she goes)
She's got a [Bm] wayward inclination,
And a [G] built-in rock and roll; [G]*[A]
No, the [D] Lady Luck she didn't look like much,
But he [A] kept her just the same (kept her just the same)
'Cause [Bm] every time he took her out,
She [G] brought him home again, hey, hey, hey, [D] hey. [A] [Bm] [G]*[A]

[D] I don't know, but I've been told,
When they [A] built that boat they broke the mould,
[Bm] Least that's what the old folks [G] say; [G]*[A]
[D] Thirty years she served him well,
Through [A] thick and thin, storms and swells,
[Bm] The one that didn't get a- [G] way.

Chorus:
Hey, hey, hey, [D] hey, na-na, na-na, na-na,
That's [A] just the way she goes (just the way she goes)
She's got a [Bm] wayward inclination,
And a [G] built-in rock and roll; [G]*[A]
No, the [D] Lady Luck she didn't look like much,
But he [A] kept her just the same (kept her just the same)
'Cause [Bm] every time he took her out,
She [G] brought him home again, hey, hey, hey, [D] hey.

Chorus:
Na-na, na-na, na-na,
That's [A] just the way she goes (just the way she goes)
She's got a [Bm] wayward inclination,
And a [G] built-in rock and roll; [G]*[A]
No, the [D] Lady Luck she didn't look like much,
But he [A] kept her just the same (kept her just the same)
'Cause [Bm] every time he took her out,
She [G] brought him home again, hey, hey, hey, [D] hey.
[A] [Bm] [G]*[A] [D]
(Just the way she goes....)

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~


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