Tom Waits - Shiver Me Timbers Chords & Tabs

 

Shiver Me Timbers Chords & Tabs

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Subject: Tom Waits: Shiver Me Timbers
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Here's Tom Waits' Shiver Me Timbers, from the 
1978 release "The Ghosts of saturday night":


chords used in this song:

verse:
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  Gb       Cb/Db          Ebm7          Ab7        Abm9/Gb       Db7
______     x_x___        x_____       ______       xx____      x_____
||||||     ||||||    6th |*|*|*   4th *|||**   4th ||***|  4th |*|*|*
*|||**     |||||*        ||||*|       |||*||       ||||||      ||||||
|||*||     ||||||        ||*|||       |**|||       |||||*      ||*|*|
|**|||     |*|**|        ||||||       ||||||       ||||||      ||||||




  D7/Bb      Gb/Cb        Ab9      
 xxo___     x_____      __x___
 ||||*|     ||||||   4th*|||*| 
 |||||*     ||||**      |||*||
 |||*||     |||*||      |*|||*
            |**|||

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/t/tom_waits/shiver_me_timbers_tab.html ]
Shiver Me Timbers       (T.Waits)
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Gb             Cb/Db
I'm leaving my family
Gb             Ebm7
leaving all my friends
Gb           Ab7
my body's at home
       Abm9/Gb       Db7
but my hearts in the wind
          Gb              Cb/Db
where the clouds are like headlines
     Gb            Ebm7 
on a new frontpage sky
   Gb             Ab7
my tears are salt water
     Abm9/Gb  Db7  Gb
and the moons full and high

And I know Martin Eden's
gonna be proud of me
many before me
has been drawn by the sea
To be up in the crow's nest 
singing my say
Shiver me Timbers
as I'm sailing away


-----    Ebm7     
/Now the fog's lifting 
         D7/Bb      
 and the sand's shifting
     Gb/Cb       Ab9
 I'm drifting on out

 Old captain Ahab
              Db7sus4   Db7
 he ain't got nothing on me

{repeat chords as above}

 So swallow me , follow me
 I'm travelling alone
 Blue waters my daughter
 I'm gonna skip like a stone
---------


so please call my misses
tell her not to cry
'cause my googbye is written
by the moon in the sky
Nobody knows me
I can't fathom my stayin'
shiver me timbers
as I'm sailing away

------
/Now the fogs liftin'......


------

I'm leaving my family
leaving all my friends
my body's at home 
but my hearts in the wind
where the clouds are like headlines
on a new frontpage sky
shiver me timbers
as I'm sailing  goodbye........
 
 Some people play hard to get, I play hard to want

 Johan Kristian Sveen 
 dept. of informatics
 University of Oslo


 Email: johans@ifi.uio.no


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