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CAPTAIN KENNEDY

TUNING: DADGBE

SUBMITTED BY: Charlie Coombs NOTES: There was some discussion about this on Rusted-Guitars, and other suggestions were: standard tuning and capo 1st fret, or double dropped-D with capo on 3rd fret. CHORDS:
Dm
C
F
Capo on 3rd fret INTRO: Dm C Dm Dm F Dm Dm F Dm Dm C Dm Dm C Dm I am a young mariner headed to war Dm F Dm I'm thinkin' 'bout my family and what it was for Dm F Dm There's water on the wood and the sails feel good Dm C Dm And when I get to shore I hope that I can kill good. My father was a sailor named Captain Kennedy He lost his wooden schooner to the Germans on the sea Exploded on the water for everyone to see And humiliate that American Captain Kennedy. I saw him in Nassau in 1971 His strength was failin' but he still ran a run He worked 'til his fingers wore to the bone To buy that wooden schooner and sail on his own. He was known in the islands as hundred foot iron That steel hull freighter was passin' its time And time flew by faster with life on the sea And the days grew shorter for Captain Kennedy. I am a young mariner headed to war I'm thinkin' 'bout my family and what it was for There's water on the wood and the sails feel good And when I get to shore I hope that I can kill good.