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The Good Ship Caibar Chords

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The Good Ship Calibar Guitar Chords And Lyrics. A traditional song that was recorded by Tommy Makem and The Clancy Brothers. I'm not too sure about the title being spelt ''Calibar''  as others have the spelling ''Calabar''.

Come (A)all ye dry land sail-i-ars
And listen (G)to my (A)song
It's only forty verses
And I (G)won't detain you's (A)long
It's all about the adventures
Of (G)this old (D)Lisburn (A)tar
Who sailed as man before the mast
On the good ship (G)Cali(A)bar

Now the (A)Calibar was a spanking craft
Pitch bottomed (G)for and (A)aft
Her helm, it stuck out far behind
And her (G)wheel was a great big (A)shaft
With half a gale to fill her sail
She'd (G)do a (D)knot an (A)hour
She's the fastest craft on the Lagan Canal
And she's only (G)one horse (A)power

Now, the (A)captain was a strapping lad
And he stood just (G)four foot (A)two
His eyes was red and his nose was green
And his (G)cheeks was a prussian (A)blue
He wore a leather medal
That he (G)won in the (D)Crimea (A)War
And the captain's wife was the passenger cook
On the good ship (G)Cali(A)bar

Now, the (A)captain say to me "Me lad
Look here, me (G)lad" says (A)he
"Would you's like to be a sail-i-ar
And (G)sail the raging (A)sea?
Would you's like to be a sail-i-ar
On (G)foreign (D)seas to (A)roll
For we're under orders from Portadown
With a half a (G)ton of (A)coal"

It (A)was early next morning
The weather it (G)being su(A)blime
When passing under the old Queen's Bridge
We (G)heard the Albert's (A)chime
When going along the gaswork straits
A (G)very dange(D)rous (A)part
We ran ahole on a lump of coal
That wasn't marked (G)down on the (A)chart

Then (A)all became cunfuse-i-en
And the stormy (G)winds did (A)blow
The bos'n slipped on an orange peel
Fell (G)into the hold be(A)low
"Put on more speed" the captain cried
"For (G)we are (D)sorely (A)pressed"
But the engineer from the bank replied
"The horse is (G)doing his (A)best"

Then we (A)all fell into the water
And we all let (G)out a (A)roar
There was a farmer standing there
And he (G)threw us the end of his ga(A)lloses
And he (G)pulled us (D)all a(A)shore
No more I'll be a sail-i-ar
Or (G)sail the (D)raging (A)main
And the next time I go to Portadown
I'll go by the (G)bloody (A)train


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