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Harry Chapin - Salt And Pepper Chords

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Salt And Pepper Chords

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Harry Chapin
[Intro]
G      C
D    C    G
 
[Verse 1]
G
The old sailor sat at the window seat
             C
So he could watch as the ships went by
         D
And he drank from a glass that was always filled
         C                D
For the rest of us would buy
              G
And he would tell us tales about the ships that sailed
     C
When he was young and strong
             D
And when he thought we'd heard enough of his words
      C     D          G
He'd break into this song
G                              C
Dee dee dee dah dah dah dee dee dee dah dah
D        C           G
Dah dah dee dee dee dum
 
[Verse 2]
G
Each and every day he'd spend this way
   C
Until the stroke of four
       D
When a woman as rough as a dockside tough
     C                      D
Came bursting through the door
        G
She'd stalk up to that sailor and he'd shrink to the size of a pin.
           D
And she'd curse and shout and as she hauled him out
     C          D          G
He'd say with a sheepish grin
 
[Chorus]
G
I've sailed the southern oceans
          D
And the stormy northern sea
    C
But now that me sailin's over, me boys
      G
It's harbor time for me
          Bm
I know you call us Salt and Pepper
       C
For an old salt I may be
               D
But though she may be pepper to you, me boys
       C       D        G
She's sweet as sugar to me
G                                C
Dee dee dee dah dah dah dee dee dee dah dah
D       C            G
Dah dah dee dee dee dum
 
[Verse 3]
        G
Yes, we called them Salt and Pepper
     C
For that's the way she was
        D
And it seemed she got as least as hot
    C                 D
As fresh red pepper does
       G
And a bunch of the boys made offers
      C
To protect him from her wrath
              D
But each and every time, he would decline
    C              D
Declaring with a laugh
 
[Chorus]
G
I've sailed the southern oceans
          D
And the stormy northern sea
    C
But now that me sailin's over, me boys
      G
It's harbor time for me
          Bm
I know you call us Salt and Pepper
       C
For an old salt I may be
               D
But though she may be pepper to you, me boys
       C       D        G
She's sweet as sugar to me
G                                C
Dee dee dee dah dah dah dee dee dee dah dah
D       C            G
Dah dah dee dee dee dum
 
[Bridge]
      Em          Em
I've had my body broken
     C           D            Em
Not drowned, but parched bone-dry
      Em                 Em
I've heard my name be spoken
      C          D        Em
I've spit in the Devil's eye
     Em             Em
The sea once was my mistress
      C        D      Em
Now Pepper's replaced her
     Em            Em
But just another captain
        C         D         Em
Like my tough old captain's were
 
[Verse 4]
             G
And you can have your milquetoast ladies
     C
I'm made of old salt brine
        D
And the gal you saw had starch in her craw
       C                 D
Not a lace instead of a spine
         G
Sure, the old girl can get tough at times
       C
But a sailor's what I've been
            D
And when a storm's about, you learn to ride it out
   C        D          G
So you can sail once again
 
[Chorus]
G
I've sailed the southern oceans
          D
And the stormy northern sea
    C
But now that me sailin's over, me boys
      G
It's harbor time for me
          Bm
I know you call us Salt and Pepper
       C
For an old salt I may be
               D
But though she may be pepper to you, me boys
       C       D        G
She's sweet as sugar to me
G                                C
Dee dee dee dah dah dah dee dee dee dah dah
D       C            G
Dah dah dee dee dee dum
            
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