We Parted on the Shore SOURCE: Bob Pfeffer SOURCE'S SOURCE: Mark Gilston COMMENTS: MG says it's a Harry Lauder song CHORUS: G C We parted on the shore, we parted on the shore D7 G I said, "Goodbye, my love, I'm bound for Baltimore." G C I kissed her on the cheek, and the crew began to roar D G Cheerio, dearie-o, we parted on the shore. G(D+5 D G D C D G Now it's years and years and years and years and years and years and years G A D(A+5 Since I left my bonnie lassie on the shore a(e+5E7(B7+5a(" a(" E(" a(" I never will forget that day she cried so many tears A A7 D(normal then arpeggio to A+5 I'd never seen so many tears before D7(A+5 A D C G(D+5 She asked me if I'd think of her, and I said perhaps I would G A D(A+5 But I'd often broke my promises before D7(A7+5 G(D+5 D7(" G(" And then she stood, and sat and slept, and then began to weep C D7 G And when I saw that, we parted on the shore D A INTERLUDE: And a tear fell gently from her eyes RECITATIVO: Yes it did. And it nearly drowned a small dog who was standing at her foot at the time. Chorus So for years and years and years and years, and years and years and years I sailed away across the raging main And often I'd lie in my bunk and hope, and hope and hope and hope And hope to never see her face again Now the more I'd lie in my bunk and hope, I'd lie in my bunk and hope I'd lie in my bunk and hope, and hope some more And then the tears would start and stop, and then begin to roll Just like the waves that roll upon the shore Chorus So for years and years and years and years, and years and years and years I never have done anything but hope Until one day I went to the upper deck to wash my face And the captain swore I'd tried to eat the soap So he took me to his cabin and he had me drink a drink A drink of drink I'd never drunk before And when I drank that drink of drink the captain had me drink I thought of her I'd left upon the shore Chorus (twice) see also OFFBALT RPf
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