Boat Train Chords & Lyrics Artist: Pogues
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F Bb F Bb FF BbBb FF BbBb F Bb F Bb F Bb C F I met with Napper Tandy And I shook him by the hand Bb F He said "Hold me up for Chrissake C F For I can hardly stand" Bb F The most disgraceful journey C F On which I've ever been Bb F The last time that I travelled on C The Boat Train F I had a couple of drinks in town A few more at the port Bb F I puked up on the gangway C F But some kind folks helped me board Bb F They helped me to a table C F Poured whiskey down my throat Bb F They sat me at a table C And I lost my watch and coat Bb F First we drank some whiskey Bb F Then we drank some gin Bb F Then we drank tequila Dm C I think that's what did me in Bb F Then we drank some brandy Bb F And the women had a dance Bb F The steward then announced Dm C That we could play the game of "chance" F We crowded round the table With our money in our hands Bb F I ended up on the other side C F Without a penny in my pants Bb F I woke up in the toilet C F When we got to Holyhead Bb F The doors were all a-banging C And I wished that I was dead Bb F Then we went through customs Bb F With a couple of crazy thugs Bb F First they looked for bombs and joints Dm C Then they looked for drugs Bb F Stuck a flashlight up my ass Bb F Told some Irish jokes Bb F Said "Fuck off now, Paddy" Dm C So I headed for [The S]moke On the Booooooooaaaaaaaaat Train F Bb F Bb F Bb F Bb FF BbBb FF BbBb FF BbBb FF BbBb F Bb F Bb F Bb F Bb F Bb F Bb F Bb C F We got on board the train And then we had a drink or two Bb F Started playing poker C F But the booze ran out at Crewe Bb F Some people started sleeping C F Others looked for duty free Bb F Some bastard started singing C "The little cottage by the Lee" Bb F He then sang "Paper Roses" Bb F "Boolavogue" "Eileen Aru" Bb F Somebody started slagging off Dm C The Pakis and the Jews Bb F First I found some whiskey Bb F Then I found some gin Bb F I sat down in the corner Dm C And I read the Daily News Bb F First I drank the whiskey Bb F Then I drank the gin Bb F I tried to make the toilet Dm C And I broke my fuckin shin Bb F Next thing that I knew Bb F I was in London in the rain Bb F Staggering up the platform Dm C Off the Boooooooaaaaaaat Train F Bb F Bb FF BbBb FF BbBb F Bb F Bb F Bb C ***Version 2*** by Kristoffer Ekman Capo 1st fret Intro |E A|E A|E A|E A|E A|E A|E A|B || E A E I met with Napper Tandy and I shook him by the hand A E B E He said hold me up for Christ sake for I can hardly stand A E B E The most disgraceful journey on that I've ever been A E B The last time that I travelled on the Boat Train I had a couple of drinks in town and a few more at the port I puked up on the gangway but some kind folks helped me board They sat me at a table poured whiskey down my throat They sat me at a table and I lost my watch and coat A E A E First we drank some whiskey then we drank some gin A E A B Then we drank tequila I think that's what did me in A E A E Then we drank some brandy and the women had a dance A E B The steward then announced that we could play the game of chance We crowded round the table with our money in our hands I ended up on the other side without a penny in my pants I woke up in the toilet when we got to Holyhead The doors were all a-banging and I wished that I was dead Then it was the customs they called their bloody dogs First they went for booze of course then they looked for drugs Stabbed a flashlight up my ass told us all their jokes Sid fell over paddy so I've had it for the smoke on the Boat Train Inst ||:E A|E A|E A|E A:|| |E A|E A|E A|E A|E A|E A|E A|B || We got on board the train and then we had a drink or two Started playing poker but the booze ran out at Crewe Some people started sleeping others looked for duty free Some bastard started singing the little cottage by the Lee He then sang Paper Roses Boolavogue Eileen Aru Somebody started slagging off the Pakis and the Jews First I found some whiskey then I found some gin I sat down in the corner and I read the Daily News First I drank the whiskey then I drank the gin I tried to make the toilet and I broke my fucking shin Next thing that I knew I was in London in the rain Staggering up the platform off the Boat Train Outro |E A|E A|E A|E A|E A|E A|E A|B |E ||
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