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Capo 3

Intro:

C C/G, C C/G C C/G, F C C/G C C/G

Verse 1:
    C      C/G    C    C/G         
Come all ye starry star-fish,
F                      C   C/G C C/G
living in the deep blue sea.
C       C/G   C      C/G
Crawl to me; I have a propo-
F             C    C/G C C/G
sition to make thee.
C         C/G      C         C/G      
Would you walk the North Sea floor,
   F                C    C/G C C/G
to Belgium from Eng-land?


Chorus 1:

C       C/G       Am
Bring me word of a banjo man,
       F             C    C/G C C/G
With a tattoo on his hand.

Verse 2:

    C         C/G    C    C/G   
The spokesman of the star-fish,
F                  C      C/G C C/G
spoke as spokesman should.
C          C/G    C   C/G
"If'n you met our fee then,
F            C    C/G C C/G
certainly we would.
C       C/G    C       C/G   
If you cast a looking-glass
F                  C    C/G C C/G
u-pon the scallopped sand;

Chorus 2:

C            C/G          Am
You'll have word o' this banjo man,
       F             C    C/G C C/G
With a tattoo on his hand".

Verse 3:

    C      C/G    C    C/G   
Come all ye starry star-fish,
F                  C    C/G C C/G
I know your ways are caped.
C      C/G    C            C/G   
Maybe its be-cause you're astro-
F         C      C/G C C/G
logically shaped.
C         C/G      C       C/G   
Converse with the herring shoals,
F             C   C/G C C/G
as I know you can,

Chorus 3:

C         C/G         Am
Bring me word o' the banjo man,
       F             C    C/G C C/G
With a tattoo on his hand.

Verse 4:

    C      C/G    C    C/G      
The eldest of the star-fish
F             C    C/G C C/G
spoke after a sigh;
C          C/G    C         C/G   
"Youthful as you are young man,
    F             C    C/G C C/G
you have a 'Wisdom Eye';
C       C/G      C      C/G         
Surely you must know a looking-glass,
F             C    C/G C C/G
is made from sand

Chorus 4:

C            C/G      Am
These young-fish are fooling you,
F               C    C/G C C/G
A-bout this banjo man."

Verse 5:

C          C/G C    C/G   
"Come then aged star-fish,
F            C    C/G C C/G
riddle me no more.
C         C/G C   C/G
For news I am wea-ry,
F               C    C/G C C/G
and my heart is sore.
    C      C/G    C   C/G   
All on the silent sea-shore,
F             C   C/G C C/G
help me if you can,

Chorus 5:

C       C/G Am         
Tell to me, if you know,
F             C    C/G C C/G
of this banjo man".

Verse 6:

    C          C/G   C C/G   
"All through the seven o-ceans,
F             C    C/G C C/G
I am a star most famed.
C      C/G    C      C/G      
Many 'leggys' have I lost,
    F          C      C/G C C/G
and many have I gained.
C          C/G       C      C/G   
Strange to say, quite recent-ly,
    F               C    C/G C C/G
I've been to Fleming Land,

Chorus 6:

C       C/G    Am            
And if you are courteous,
    F             C   C/G C C/G
I'll tell you all I can.

Verse 7:

    C       C/G    C   C/G   
"You have my full at-ten-tion"
F                C    C/G C C/G
I answered him with glee,
    C       C/G       C    C/G      
His brother stars were twink-ling,   
       F             C   C/G C C/G
in the sky above the sea.
C   C/G   C          C/G
So I sat there with rapt
   F               C    C/G C C/G
at-tention, on the sand,

Chorus 7:

C    C/G    Am         
Very anxious for to hear,
F            C   C/G C C/G
of the banjo man.

Verse 8:

C       C/G       C       C/G
"I have seen this tattooed hand,
F                   C    C/G C C/G
through a ship port-hole.
C         C/G    C      C/G
Steaming on the watery main,
F                   C    C/G C C/G
through the waves so cold.
C          C/G      C      C/G
Heard his tinkling banjo, and
F            C    C/G C C/G
his voice so grand.

Chorus 8:

    C       C/G    Am       C/G
But you must come to Belgium,
   F                  C    C/G C
to shake his tattooed hand."

Verse 9:

C       C/G    C    C/G
"Gladly would I come, oh,
F             C   C/G C C/G
gladly would I go.
C      C/G    C       C/G
Had I not my work to do,
F             C    C/G C C/G
and my face to show.
C    C/G      C         C/G   
I re-joice to know he's well,
    F            C   C/G C C/G
but I must go in-land,

Chorus 9:

C          C/G    Am                  
Thank you for the words you brought,
F            C    C/G C C/G
of the banjo man".

Verse 10:

C       C/G      C       C/G            
I walked a-long the evening sand,
F                   C    C/G C C/G
as charcoal clouds did shift.
   C       C/G C    C   C/G   
Re-vealing the moon shi-ning,
F             C    C/G C C/G
on the pebble drift.
       C       C/G   C    C/G      
Contem-plating every other word,
    F       C    C/G C C/G
the starfish said;

Chorus 10:

C       C/G         Am                           
Whistly winds, they filled my dreams,
F             C   C/G C C/G
in my dreaming bed.


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