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Subject: o/ochs/ScorpionDepartsButNeverReturns
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 94 09:59:37 -0500
The Scorpion Departs But Never Returns - Phil Ochs
Capo IV
Finger pick the verses, strum chorus
The sailors climb the tree
Up the terrible tree
Where are my shipmates
Have they sunk beneath the sea
I do not know much, but I know this cannot be
It isn't really, it isn't really
Tell me it isn't really
The sounding bell is diving down the water green
Not a trace, not a tooth brush, not a cigarette was seen
Bubble ball is rising from a whisper or a scream
But I'm not screaming, no I'm not screaming
Tell me I'm not screaming
C Bb
Captain will not say how long we must remain
C Am Dm7
The phantom ship forever sails the sea
It's all the same
Captain, my dear Captain, we're staying down so long
I have been a good man, I've done nobody wrong
Have we left are ladies for the lyrics of a song
That I'm not singing, no I'm not singing
Tell me I'm not singing
The schooner ship is sliding across the kitchen sink
My son and my daughter, they won't know what to think
The crew has turned to voting, and the officers to drink
But I'm not drinking, no I'm not drinking
Tell me I'm not drinking
The radio is begging them to come back to the shore
All will be forgiven, it will be just like before
All you've ever wanted will be waiting by your door
We will forgive you, we will forgive you
Tell me, we will forgive you
But no one gives an answer, not even one good-bye
The silence of their sinking is all that they reply
Some have chosen to decay, and others chose to die
But I'm not dying, no I'm not dying
Tell me I'm not dying
repeat verse chords with La Da Da for lyrics

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