Capo IV Finger pick the verses, strum chorus Am Sailors climb the tree, up the terrible tree G Where are my shipmates have they sunk beneath the sea? Am I do not know much, but I know this cannot be G F It isn't really, it isn't really, E Tell me it isn't really. Sounding bell is diving down the water green Not a trace, not a toothbrush, 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 sail the sea E 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 our ladies for the lyrics of a song? That I'm not singing, 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 Captain will not say how long we must remain The phantom ship forever sail the sea It's all the same. The radio is begging them to come back to the shore All will be forgiven, it'll 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 goodbye Oh, the silence of their sinking is all that they reply Some have chosen to decay and other chose to die But I'm not dying, no I'm not dying Tell me I'm not dying Captain will not say how long we must remain The phantom ship forever sail the sea It's all the same.
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