A pirate looks at forty    (video)    (midi)


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1.    Mother, Mother Ocean, I have heard you call,

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    I wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall,

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    you've seen it all,           you've seen it all.



2.     I watched the men who rode you switch from sails to steam,

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    and in your belly you hold the treasure that few have ever seen,

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    most of them dreams,         most of them dreams.



3. Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred years too late,


    the cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder,


    I'm an over forty victim of fate,

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    arriving too late,         arriving too late.



4. I've done a bit of smugglin', I've run my share of grass,

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    I made enough money to buy Miami, but I pissed it away so fast,

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    never meant to last,         never meant to last.



5. 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,

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    just a few friends,          just a few friends.








+  instrumental = verse 5



5. I go for younger women, lived with several a while,


    and though I ran away, they'll come back one day,


    and I still can manage a smile,

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    it just takes a while,           just takes a while.



6.    Mother, Mother Ocean after all the years I've found

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    my occupational hazard being my occupation's just not around,

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    I feel like I've drowned,        gonna head uptown.

                           Am        - Bm             Am       G

    I feel like I've drowned,        gonna head uptown.


+  Am - Bm - Am - G


    (Jimmy Buffett)