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crash1117
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Does anyone know any great big sea songs that are relatively easy?


   
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Jbehar
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This is really not a great big sea song, but I think they covered it.

A drinking song that's good for a laugh by the campfire or at a party.

Rather than posting the tab, here's a link

http://www.guitaretab.com/s/spirit-of-the-west/18106.html

Have fun


   
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tabmow
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Hi crash,
One of the easiest Great Big Sea songs is "Goin' Up".

A good version is here:
http://www.guitaretab.com/g/great-big-sea/7328.html


   
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tricountytrail
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Does anyone know any great big sea songs that are relatively easy?

Here is a link, Great Band I will be seeing them next Thursday the 11th at Thursday in the Square here in Buffalo. Consequence Free is also pretty easy Capo 2nd fret G D and A, but I could find the tab.
ps sorry about the chords shifting in the songs (use the link)

http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabsearch.php?artist=great%20big%20sea&exact=on

Jolly Roving Tar

Capo: 3rd fret

Intro: D G D A

D G
Ships may come and ships may go
A D
As long as the sea does roll
D G
Each sailor lad just like his dad
A D
He loves the flowing bowl
D G
A trip ashore he does adore
D A
With a girl who's nice and round
D
When the money's gone
G
It's the same old song
A D
Get up Jack John sit down

Chorus
D G
Come along, come along, You jolly brave boys,
D A
There's lots of grog in the jar
D G
We'll plough the briny ocean
A D G D A
With the jolly roving tar

Jack comes in, it's then he'll steer
To some old boarding house
They'll welcome him with run and gin,
And feed him on pork scouse
He'll lend and spend and not offend
Till he's lying drunk on the ground
But when

Chorus

Jackie then ahh then he'll sail
Bound out for Newfoundland
All the ladies fair in Placentia there
They love that sailor man.
He'll go to shore out on a tear
He'll buy some girl a gown.
But when

Chorus

When Jack gets old and weatherbeat,
Too old to roam about,
They'll let him stop in some rum shop
Till eight bells calls him out.
Then he'll raise his eyes up to the skies,
Sayin' ``Boys, we're homeward bound.''
But when

Chorus (x2)

Penelope (C. Hynes)
Performed by: Great Big Sea
------------------------------------------------------------

Capo: 3
Intro: (a capella) Ev'ry day ay ay ay yay yah

Chords: not too complicated
A - G - D - D (over and over)

A G D
Penelope works in the market
A G D
Down in the coconut trees
A G D
She's saving up all her money (to go to)
A G D
America across the sea
A G D
She once had an uncle
A G D
He lived in Detroit town
A G D
They got all his postcards (but his)
A G D
body has never been found

A G D
Chorus: To this day-ay-yay-yay-yay-yah
A G D
To this day-ay-yay-yay-yay-yah
A G D
To this day-ay-yay-yay-yay-yah
A G D
To this day-ay-yay-yay-yay-yah

She got a job as a domestic
Workin' for the minimum wage
To all her friends back home in Jamaca (they say)
"You really got it made in the shade":
But they don't see her sweat and grind
Or her bendin' on her knees
She wishes she was back in Jamaica
Beneath the coconut trees

A G D
Chorus: Ev'ry day-ay-yay-yay-yay-yah, etc.

Penelope's back in the market
She found what it was all about
Hell, no she doesn't regret it
She's just glad that she got out
But others aren't so lucky
They're there 'til the day they die
Trapped in the steel and the concrete
No beach, no moon, no sky

A G D
Chorus: Ev'ry day-ay-yay-yay-yay-yah, etc.

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tricountytrail
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Great Big Sea here is a list of Songs

47. GBS-ABoatLikeGideonBrown
48. GBS-BostonAndStJohns
49. GBS-BuyingTime
50. GBS-ConsequenceFree
51. GBS-FastAsICan
52. GBS-FerryLandSealer
53. GBS-FishermansLament
54. GBS-GoingUp
55. GBS-IHaventSeenYouInALongTime
56. GBS-JollyRovinTar
57. GBS-LukeysBoat
58. GBS-MariMac
59. GBS-Ordinaryday-Capo3rd
60. GBS-Penelope
61. GBS-SeaOfNoCares
62. GBS-SomethingToIt
63. GBS-StumblinIn
64. GBS-TheJollyButcher
65. GBS-TheNightPatMurrphyDied
66. GBS-TheOldBlackRum
67. GBS-TimeBrings
68. GBS-WhenIAmKing
69. GBS-WhenImUp-Capo5th

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction ...and sometimes a scar!

“Pain heals, chicks dig scars, and glory lasts forever.”


   
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