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Shrimp Boats
Words and Music by Paul Mason Howard and Paul Weston - 1951
Number 3 on the Hit Parade in 1952,  played for 10 weeks.
G C G                 Am7 G
Am7 D7 G -
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C Bb         A         Ab G -
C                       B Bb         A         Ab G -
G C G                 Am7 G
G C G                 Am7 G
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- C G                 Am7 G     (repeat all)
12-beat intro.  Play 3-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is in 3/4 waltz time.
First Verse:
They go to sea with the eve - ning tide,  
And their wom - en - folk wave their good - bye.
Ill saint vas,  There they go.  
While the Lous - ian - a moon floats on high.
And they wait for the day they can cry.
Second Verse:
Hap - py the days while they're mend - ing the nets,
'Til once more they ride high out to sea.
Ill sant vas,  There they go.
Then how lon - ely the long nights will be,
'Til that won - der - ful day when they see.
Shrimp boats is a - com - in',  Their sails are in sight.
Shrimp boats is a - com - in',  There's danc - in' to - night.
Why don't - cha hur - ry, hur - ry, hur - ry home,  Why don't - cha hur - ry, hur - ry, hur - ry home?
(Look here the) Shrimp boats is a - com - in',  There's danc - in' to - night.
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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