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Jimmy Buffett - Mother Ocean (Chord)
Album: A1A (1974)
Submitter: eric_steinmetz (8) on 8/16/03
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Mother Ocean - 
Actual title is "A Pirate Looks at Forty," By: Jimmy Buffet, 1977

Into in "G"
Buffett plays it in "G" tuning
     G tuning, low to hight e = D-G-D-G-B-D
     G  G7   C  Am   Bm
                 T=use thumb on Am & Bm
Use base ""E" and Upper light gage strings for the minors

Mother, Mother Ocean, I have heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters
Am          Bm    Am  C    G
Since I was three feet tall
G             Am    Bm    Am  C    G
You've seen it all
Bm    Am  C      G  
You've seen it all

Watched the men who rode you, Switch from sail to steam
And in your belly you hold the treasure
That few have ever seen
Most of them dream, Most of us dream

Yes, I am a pirate, Two hundred years too late
Cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

I've done a bit of smugglin', I've run my share of grass
I made enough money to buy Miami
But I pissed it away so fast
Never meant to last, Never meant to last

I have been drunk now, For over two weeks,
I passed out and I rallied
And I sprung a few leaks, but I've got stop wishin'
Got to go fishin' - I'm down to rock bottom again
Just a few friends, Where are my friends

==>>  I've included the walkups and walk downs from the Am.  
Pick the bass line against the "traveler" on the first,
Just like Peter Mayer (Jimmy's lead player.)
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