Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo---------------------------------................
Dm Am B♭ F G7
Verse 1C The FGreat E♭Nations of F/AEurope,F Had B♭gathered B♭/Don the Fshore. F They'd B♭conquered Bdim7what was be-hFind them, And G7now they wanted C7more. So Cthey Flooked E♭to the mighty F/Aocean,F And B♭took to the B♭/DWestern FSea. The B♭great Bdim7Nations of FEurope, in thB♭e 16th centFu-ry.
Chorus 1E♭ Hide your wives and B♭daughters, Fhide the Amgroceries Dmtoo. The B♭great Nations of C7Europe comin' Fthrough.
F B♭ C7 F
Verse 2The FGrand Ca-E♭nary DIslands,Am First Dland to Fwhich they Amcame. They B♭slaughtered Bdim7all the ca-Fnaries there, Which G7gave the land its C7name. There were Fnatives E♭there, called F/AGuanches, F B♭ Guanches B♭/Dby the Fscore. B♭ Bullet's, di-Bdim7sease, the FPortugese; They B♭weren't there any-Fmore.
Bridge 1Now they're Fgone, they're B♭gone, they're really Fgone. You've Amnever Fseen any-E♭one G7so Cgone. There's Fpictures in a mu-B♭seum, some lines written in a Fbook. But Gmyou won't Amfind a B♭live one, no matter C7where you Flook.
Chorus 2E♭ Hide your wives and B♭daughters, Fhide the Amgroceries Dmtoo. The B♭great Nations of C7Europe comin' Fthrough.
F B♭ C7 F
BreakCo-Dmlumbus sailed for A♭India; found DmSalvidor in-A♭stead. He Dmshook hands with some AmIndians, and G7soon they all were C7dead. They Fgot TB and C/GTyphoid and Fathletes foot, dip-B♭theria A7and the Dmflu; 'Scuse E♭me; great B♭nations comin' Fthrough.
Break 2Bal-E♭boa G7found the Pa-Ccific, and E♭on the G7trail one Cday, He E♭met some G7friendly CIndians, whom G7he was told were C7gay. So... He Fhad them C/Gtorn a-Fpart by dogs, on re-B♭ligious A7grounds they Dmsay; The Fgreat B♭Nations of Bdim7Europe, Fwere quitG7e holy in theiC7r way.
Bridge 2Now they're Fgone, they're B♭gone, they're really Fgone. You've Amnever Fseen any-E♭one G7so Cgone. Some Fbones hidden in a B♭canyon, some Fpaintings in a B♭cave. There's Gmno use Amtryin' to B♭save them; there's nothin' C7left to Fsave.
Chorus 3E♭ Hide your wives and B♭daughters, Fhide your Amsons as Dmwell; With the B♭great Nations of C7Europe, you never can Ftell.
F B♭ C7 F
Verse 3C Where Fyou and E♭I are F/Astanding, F At the B♭end of a B♭/Dcentu-Fry; B♭ Europe's have Bdim7sprung up Feverywhere, aG7s even I caC7n see. But Fthere on C/Gthe ho-Frizon, is the B♭possi-A7bili-Dmty, That some C♯bug from A♭out of E♭Africa, might Dmcome for Amyou and Cme. De-Fstroying C/Geverything Fin its path, from B♭sea to A7shining Dmsea. Like the B♭great Nations of FEurope, in the C716th centu-Fry.
F B♭ FCHORD DIAGRAMS:
Dm Am B♭ F G7 C
EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBExx0231 x02210 x13331 x33210 323000 x32010
F E♭ F/A B♭/D Bdim7 C7
EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE133211 665x4x x03210 xx0331 xx0101 x32310
D Gm A♭ A7 C♯
EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBExx0232 355333 466544 x02223 x46664