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Blow The Man Down

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3:4 Key:C

[C]As I was a-walking down Paradise street
[C]To me [Am]way, aye, [Dm]blow the man [G]down
[Dm]A pretty young [G]damsel I chanced for to [Dm]meet
[G]Give me some time to [C]blow the man down

[C]She was round in the counter and bluff in the bow
[C]To me [Am]way, aye, [Dm]blow the man [G]down
[Dm]So I took in all [G]sail and cried "Way enough [Dm]now!"
[G]Give me some time to [C]blow the man down

[C]I hailed her in English, she answered me clear
[C]To me [Am]way, aye, [Dm]blow the man [G]down
[Dm]I'm from the [G]Black Arrow, bound to [Dm]Shakespeare
[G]Give me some time to [C]blow the man down

[C]She says to me "Will you stand me a treat?"
[C]To me [Am]way, aye, [Dm]blow the man [G]down
[Dm]"Delighted" says [G]I "for a charmer so [Dm]sweet"
[G]Give me some time to [C]blow the man down

[C]So I tailed her my flipper and took her in tow
[C]To me [Am]way, aye, [Dm]blow the man [G]down
[Dm]And yardarm to [G]yardarm, away we did [Dm]go
[G]Give me some time to [C]blow the man down

[C]I bought her a two shilling dinner in town
[C]To me [Am]way, aye, [Dm]blow the man [G]down
[Dm]And trinkets [G]and laces and bonnet and [Dm]gown
[G]Give me some time to [C]blow the man down

[C]We walked and we talked and her name it was Gwen
[C]To me [Am]way, aye, [Dm]blow the man [G]down
[Dm]I kissed her a [G]couple and kissed her [Dm]again
[G]Give me some time to [C]blow the man down

[C]I says "Will you marry a seafaring man?"
[C]To me [Am]way, aye, [Dm]blow the man [G]down
[Dm]She says "I'll ask [G]Mother to see if I [Dm]can."
[G]Give me some time to [C]blow the man down

[C]Along comes a sailor, they call him Half Ton,
[C]To me [Am]way, aye, [Dm]blow the man [G]down
[Dm]He says to her [G]"Mother" she murmurs [Dm]"My son!"
[G]Give me some time to [C]blow the man down

[C]She says to him "Son, here is your new dadee"
[C]To me [Am]way, aye, [Dm]blow the man [G]down
[Dm]But I says "I'm [G]bound for the rolling [Dm]sea"
[G]Give me some time to [C]blow the man down

Added or amended 25th February 2021
Reproduced soley for
educational purposes


Soprano/Concert/Tenor Ukulele Chords
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