East India Lanes Tab

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Artist: The Decemberists
  Song: East India Lanes

Tabbed by: Verence

Tuning: Drop D

Keep the bass drone notes going while picking out this melody:

          D
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------7----------------------|
G|--------7-5-4-5-4-2-0-------7-5-4-5---------7-5-4-5-4-2-0--|
D|----------------------4------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|

    A
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------0------2-0------------0--------0-2-0-------------|
D|--4--2-4----2-4--------4-2--2-4------2-4----------4-2-0----|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|

D
all hands holding tight to the wheel
                   A
all hands reaching fore
D
all hands holding tight to the wheel

[chorus]
A
bring 'er round, filling tight with the wind
                                    D
coming down, back on the east india lanes

D
we're there 15 girls to a man
               A
we're there 15 boys
D
we're there 15 girls to a man

[repeat chorus]

D
cape horn devils blowing a gale
                     A
all born, 't pull us down
D                                 
cape horn 'll wreck and tatter the sails

[repeat chorus]

D
hold boys the sultan promises all
                      A
more gold than we can store
D
hold boys let your bilge hakes ball (???)

[repeat chorus]

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