The Longest Johns – Wellerman Chords

On the 19th of June 2018, the song was released for the album Between Wind and Water. The key of the track is C minor.

Wellerman Chords

Chords Info

  • Tuning: Standard(EADGBE)
  • Key: Cm
  • Chords: Cm, Fm, G, G#, D#,
  • Suggested Strumming:
    D DUD DU
    D= Down Stroke, U = Upstroke, N.C= No Chord
Guitar ChordsUkulele Chords
Cm – x35543
Fm – 133111
G – 355433
G# – 466544
D# – xx01343
Cm – 0333
Fm – 2013
G – 0232
G# – 1343
D# – 0331
[Verse 1]
 
   Cm
There once was a ship that put to sea
         Fm                      Cm
And the name of the ship was the Billy of Tea
     Cm
The winds blew hard, her bow dipped down
    G                   Cm
O blow, my bully boys, blow
 
[Chorus]
 
 G#           D#
Soon may the Wellerman come
    Fm                Cm
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
G#                 D#
One day, when the tonguin’ is done,
       G                 Cm
We’ll take our leave and go
 
[Verse 2]
 
    Cm
She had not been two weeks from shore
      Fm            Cm
When down on her a right whale bore
     Cm
The captain called all hands and swore
      G                 Cm
He'd take that whale in tow
 
[Chorus]
 
 G#           D#
Soon may the Wellerman come
    Fm                Cm
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
G#                 D#
One day, when the tonguin’ is done,
       G                 Cm
We’ll take our leave and go
 
[Verse 3]
 
   Cm
Before the boat had hit the water
      Fm              Cm
The whale's tail came up and caught her
     Cm
All hands to the side, harpooned and fought her
      G               Cm
When she dived down below
 
[Chorus]
 
 G#           D#
Soon may the Wellerman come
    Fm                 Cm
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
G#                D#
One day, when the tonguin’ is done,
       G                 Cm
We’ll take our leave and go
[Verse 4]
 
    Cm
No line was cut, no whale was freed;
     Fm                Cm
The Captain's mind was not of greed
    Cm
But he belonged to the whaleman's creed;
     G                Cm
She took the ship in tow
 
[Chorus]
 
 G#           D#
Soon may the Wellerman come
    Fm                 Cm
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
G#                D#
One day, when the tonguin’ is done,
       G                 Cm
We’ll take our leave and go
 
[Verse 5]
 
     Cm
For forty days, or even more
     Fm                    Cm
The line went slack, then tight once more
     Cm
All boats were lost (there were only four)
      G                  Cm
But still that whale did go
 
[Chorus]
 
 G#           D#
Soon may the Wellerman come
    Fm                 Cm
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
G#                D#
One day, when the tonguin’ is done,
       G                 Cm
We’ll take our leave and go
 
[Verse 6]
 
   Cm
As far as I've heard, the fight's still on;
     Fm                     Cm
The line's not cut and the whale's not gone
     Cm
The Wellerman makes his regular call
     Fm                    Cm
To encourage the Captain, crew, and all
 
[Chorus]
 
 G#           D#
Soon may the Wellerman come
    Fm                 Cm
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
G#                D#
One day, when the tonguin’ is done,
       G                 Cm 
We’ll take our leave and go
 
 
 G#           D#
Soon may the Wellerman come
    Fm                 Cm
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
G#                D#
One day, when the tonguin’ is done,
       G                 Cm
We’ll take our leave and go


Wellerman

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