The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57781   Message #910670
Posted By: John Hardly
15-Mar-03 - 10:54 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Add: When the Ship Comes In (Bob Dylan)
Subject: When The Ship Comes In
Here's a cool way to put some spark in this old Dylan strummer.

(Bob Dylan)

tuning: DADGBE

000(11)(10)(10)///,0009(10)9///,000787///,000775///,000675///,000453///,X02030///,X02020,{X0XXXX,X2XXXX,X4XXXX,XX0XXX<< Oh the time will 040222 come when the 555433 winds will 00232 stop
And the X24432 breeze will 555433 cease to be 000232 breathing 000030,000232
Like a stillness in the 040222 wind 'fore the 555433 hurricane 000232 begins
The hour that the 555433 ship X03330 comes in.000030,000232
Then the 040222 sea will split and the 555433 ship will 000232 hit
And the 040222 sands on the 555433 shore line will be 000232 shaking
Then the 000(11)(10)(10)tide will 0009(10)9 sound and the 000787 waves will 000775 pound
And the 000675 morning 000453 will be X02030 break-X02020,000232-ing. 000433,000232,000030,000232

O the fishes will laugh as they swim out of the path
And the seagulls they'll be smiling
And the rocks on the sand will proudly stand, the hour...
And the words that are used for to get the ship confused
Will not be understood as they are spoken
For the chains of the sea will have busted in the night
And be buried at the bottom of the ocean.
A song will lift as the mainsail shifts
And the boat drifts on to the shoreline
And the sun will respect every face on the deck, the hour...
Then the sands will roll out a carpet of gold
For your weary toes to be a touching
And the ship's wise men will remind you once again
That the whole wide world is watching.

Oh the foes will rise with the sleep still in their eyes
And they'll jerk from their beds and think they're dreaming
But they'll pinch themselves and squeal
As they know that it's for real, the hour...
Then they'll raise their hands saying we'll meet all your demands
But we'll shout from the bow, your days are numbered
And like Pharaoh's tribe they'll be drowned in the tide
And like Goliath they'll be conquered.