Pogues - Thousands Are Sailing Chords

Chorus1 Riff
 

Fm

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No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo
Intro Fm E Bm A

Verse

The Aisland it is silent now But the Dghosts still haunt the waves And the Atorch lights up a Fmfamished man Who Bmfortune could not save E EDid you Awork upon the railroad Did you Drid the streets of crime Were your Adollars from the whiteFm house Were Ethey from the five and dime A Did the Fmold songs taunt or cheer you And did Dthey still make you cry A Did you Fmcount the months and years Or did your tearBmdrops quickly dry E Ah, ANo, says he 'twas not to be On a Dcoffin ship I came here And I Anever even Fmgot so far That Ethey could change my mind A

Chorus

FmThousands are still sailing AEcross the Western BmOcean To a Fmland of opportunity That Esome of them will Bmnever see FmFortune prevailing EAcross the Western BmOcean Their Fmbellies full And their spirits free They'll Ebreak the chains of Bmpoverty And they'll Ddance Fm E B D Fm E B

Fm Bm Fm D A E A E A

Verse 2

In Manhattan's desert twilight In the death of afternoon We stepped hand in hand on Broadway Like the first man on the moon And "The Blackbird" broke the silence As you whistled it so sweet And in Brendan Behan's footsteps I danced up and down the street Then we said goodnight to Broadway Giving it our best regards Tipped our hats to Mister Cohan Dear old Times Square's favourite bard Then we raised a glass to J.F.K. And a dozen more besides When I got back to my empty room I suppose I must have cried

Chorus 2

Thousands are sailing Again across the ocean Where the hand of opportunity Draws tickets in a lottery Postcards we're mailing Of sky-blue skies and oceans From rooms the daylight never sees Where lights don't glow on Christmas trees But we dance to the music And we dance

Chorus 3

Thousands are sailing Across the Western Ocean Where the hand of opportunity Draws tickets in a lottery Where e'er we go, we celebrate The land that makes us refugees From fear of Priests with empty plates From guilt and weeping effigies And we dance D F#m E B /*repeat to fade*/