Transcribed by Pierpaolo Vezzaro.
Am G Fmaj7 G Full chords On chorus I just play soft downstrokes. I don't hit the B and high e strings and alternate one/two strokes of the regular chord with one/two of a suspended chord embellishment with low 2nd or 4th added and no 3rd played Am/Am4 G/G2 Fmaj7/F2 Am4 (suspended) G2 (suspended) F2 (susp) ----- ------ ----- ----- ------ ----- -2--- -0---- --0-- -0--- -0---- --3-- -0--- -0---- --3-- ----- -3---- -(1)- Highly recommended a 12-string acoustic ;)
Transcribed by Jens Berke. Lyrics taken from The Church Discography.
What a fantastic song!! I love it. The chords are always going in this scheme: em C D em G em with one exception: a hm in the next to last verse em The day we left for January C The maelstroms lashed our side D Tore us away from the glass waater bay em G em Where the impulse engines died We scrambled up the crow's nest Could not believe our luck Our terrified cries vibrated through the sky Lightning and thunder struck Down and down and down Drowning in yourself Down and down and down The sargeant was a drunkard The wing commander bent We crashed one night on the other side Just past the Duke of Kent Passengers were a lethal lot Hanging allowed in the nets They dreamed and screamed as we picked up steam In the mouth of the rivulet The mutineers were scabby dogs Howling for our blood We hied her whip up and down the ship We hurled into the flood The enemy hove into sight Blazing like a saw We struggle in her wake like a damaged snake We didn't get too far The sea was a vast mosaic Fallen to disrepair The sky was aglow like the chaos below -- here comes the exception, just one line -- hm As the first shots filled the air The charge swept off our captain's leg So they put him in a barrel of graphite Commanding from the fray as his blood ran away His soul fled to the light