Great Big Sea


Great Big Sea

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Key: D
Capo on 3rd fret
-Standard Tuning- 

Capo Third Fret 

Intro (No guitar) 

verse 1 
  D      G            D 
Penelope works in the market 
           G        D 
Down in the coconut trees 
               G        D 
She's saving up all her money 
                  G         D 
To go to America across the sea 

verse 2 
She once had an uncle 
He lived in Detroit town 
They got all his post cards 
But his body has never been found 

        D      G     D 
To this day-ay-ay-ay-ay-ya 
        D      G     D 
To this day-ay-ay-ay-ya 

verse 3 
She got a job as a domestic 
Workin' for the minimum wage 
All her friends back home in Jamaica 
They say, 'You really got it made in the shade' 

verse 4 
But they don't see her sweat and grind 
And her bended on her knees 
She wishes she was back in Jamaica 
Beneath the coconut trees 

D G D Everyday-ay-ay-ay-ay-ya D G D Everyday-ay-ay-ay-ya 2x
Instrumental D, G, D (x4) Chorus Verse 5 Penelope's back in the market She found what it was all about Oh no, she doesn't regret it She's just glad that she got out Verse 6 But others aren't so lucky They're there till the day they die Trapped in steel and concrete No beach No moon No sky Chorus Instrumental Chorus
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