Stan Rogers - Mary Ellen Carter Chords & Tabs

 

Mary Ellen Carter Chords & Tabs

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Mary Ellen Carter Chords

   
The Mary Ellen Carter     4/4     Stan Rogers
Intro: Mandolin solo (best o' luck)		Submitted by Ken Lee
					kandvlee@shaw.ca
       / G                                 /
She / went down last Oc - / tober,
       / C     -     D         / G
In a / pouring driving / rain,
       / Am                           /
The / skipper he'd been / drinking and
       / C                        / D
The / mate he felt no / pain,
        / G                               /
Too / close to Three Mile / Rock and
                / C                         / G
She was / dealt her mortal / blow and
       / Am                                      / D
The / Mary Ellen Carter settled / low.
                   /G                      /
There was / just us five a - / board her,
                  /  C                    / G
When she / finally was a - / wash,
       / Am                          /
We / worked like hell to / save her,
     /  C                       / D
All / heedless of the / cost, and
        /G                              /
The / groan she gave as / she went down,
   / C                             / G
It / caused us to pro - / claim,
               / Am             / D                                 /
That the / Mary Ellen / Carter would rise a - /
G
gain!.

Break:
              /G                             /
Well the / owners wrote her / off,
          / C    -   D                / G
Not a / nickel would they / spend,
                   / Am                     /
"She gave / twenty years of / service, boys,
         / C                     / D
Then / met her sorry / end.
             / G                           /
But in - / surance paid the / loss to us,
      / C                       / G
So / let her rest be- / low.",
                  / Am
Then they / laughed at us, and,
                           / D
Said we had to / go.

             / G                        /
But we / talked of her all / winter,
           / C                          / G
Some / days around the / clock.
           / Am                     /
She's / worth a quarter / million,
     / C                     / D
A -/ floating at the / dock and
        / G                     /
With / every jar that / hit the bar,
       /                                    / G
We / swore we would re - / main and
                 / Am             / D                      / G
Make the / Mary Ellen / Carter rise a - /gain!

Chorus:
               / Am - D          / G
Rise a - / gain, rise a - / gain,
               / D                   / C
That her / name not be / lost,
            / G                     / D
To the / knowledge of / men,
      / G                               /
All / those who loved her / best and
          / C                         / G
Were / with her / 'til the / end,
                        / Am             / D                       /
Will make the / Mary Ellen / Carter, rise a - /
G
gain!
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/stan_rogers/mary_ellen_carter_crd_ver_2.html ]
Break:
     / G                                      /
All / spring now we've been / with her,
         / C      -        D     / G
On a / barge lent by a / friend.
           / Am                      /
Three / dives a day in a / hardhat suit, and
C                             / D
Twice I've had the / bends.
           / G                    /
Thank / God it's only / sixty feet, and
       / C                            / G
The / currents here are / slow, or
     / Am                    /
I'd / never have the / strength,
                   / D
To go be - / low.
                 / G                              /
But we've / patched her rents, / stopped her vents,
               / C                                  / G
Dogged / hatch, and Portholes  / down,
       / Am                  /
Put / cables to her, / fore and aft and
C                      / D
Girded her a - / round,
        / G                           /
To - / morrow noon, we / hit the air and
C                          / G
Then take up the / strain, and
                 / Am             / D                      / G
Make the / Mary Ellen / Carter rise a - / gain!

Break: - Chorus:
             / G                             /
For we / couldn't  leave her / there,
                   / C    -      D     / G
You see to / crumble into / scale.
            / Am                           /
She'd  / saved our lives, so / many times,
C                            / D
Living through the / gale, and
       / G                             /
The / laughing, drunken / rats,
                     / C              / G
Who left her / to a sorry / grave,
         / Am                         /                   / D
They / won't be laughing / in another / day, and
G                            /                      / C                     /
You, to whom ad - / versity, has / dealt the final /
G
blow,
         / Am                       /
With / smiling bastards / lying to you,
C                         / D
Everywhere you / go,
         / G                      /
Turn / to, and put out / all your strength,
     / C                               / G
Of / arm, and heart and / brain, and
               / Am            / D                       / G
Like the / Mary Ellen / Carter rise a - / gain!

2nd Chorus:
               / Am   / D          / G
Rise a - / gain, / rise a - / gain,
                      / D                / C
Though your / heart, it be / broken, or

G                   /  D
Life about to / end,
      / G                              /
No / matter what you've / lost,
            / C                        / G
Be it a / home, a love, a / friend,
               / Am             / D                      / G
Like the / Mary Ellen / Carter rise a - / gain!

Repeat 2nd Chorus, with feeling on second "Rise a - gain".
Outro:

I apologize for the length but I arrange in Word Perfect 8 with columns selected and the whole thing fits 
two pages.  If desired email me at the above email address for all the Stan Rogers I've submitted  - in 
Perfect 8
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