The Wanderer And The Whale Lyrics And Chords
As played by the Irish Rovers an their album Tall Ships & Salty Dogs. There are a couple of words in the song that Marc nor me could make out from listening to the song. If you can help with the lyrics please contact me, thanks.
Intro: Am-G-Am-Am Am-G-Am-Am Am-Em-Am-Am G-G-Am-Am (Instrumental verse)
As (Am)we set (G)sail for (Am)Button ??? Bay
On a (Am)wild and (G)stormy (Am)sea
I (Am)spied the (Em)biggest (Am)whale, me boys
That (G)ever you’ve had (Am)seen.
And (C)indeed, my lads, it’s (G)true, my lads!
I (Am)never was (G)known to (Am)lie.
And if (Am)you had (Em)sailed on the (Am)Wanderer
You’d have (G)seen him the same as (Am)I.
This (Am)wonderful old (G)whale, (Am)Sir
Was (Am)playful (G)as a (Am)goat.
He (Am)swallowed the (Em)captain and the (Am)boatswain, too
And (G)all/one??? of our whaling (Am)boats.
One (Am)night was (G)cold and (Am)damp, Sir
The (Am)wind was (G)blowing (Am)keen
He (Am)borrowed (Em)my old (Am)oilskin
And (G)took my turn at the (Am)wheel.
Well the (Am)man who (G)speared this (Am)whale, Sir
Was (Am)up to his (G)kneels in (Am)blood.
And the (Am)boy who (Em)told the (Am)tale, Sir
Was (G)carried away in the (Am)flood.
This (Am)singers of this (G)song, (Am)boys
Are (Am)roving (G)Irish(Am)men.
If you (Am)buy us (Em)all a (Am)pint of rum
We’ll (G)sing it all a(Am)gain.
Lyrics without the chords
As we set sail for (Button ?? Bay
On a wild and stormy sea
I spied the biggest whale, me boys
That ever you’ve had seen.
And indeed, my lads, it’s true, my lads!
I never was known to lie.
And if you had sailed on the Wanderer
You’d have seen him the same as I.
This (wonderful old whale, Sir
Was playful as a goat.
He swallowed the captain and the boatswain, too
And all/one??? of our whaling boats.
One??? night was cold and damp, Sir
The wind was blowing keen
He borrowed my old oilskin
And took my turn at the wheel.
Well the man who speared this whale, Sir
Was up to his kneels in blood.
And the boy who told the tale, Sir
Was carried away in the flood.
This singers of this song, boys
Are roving Irishmen.
If you buy us all a pint of rum
We’ll sing it all again.