Artist: Nic Jones, Title: Canadee I O - CGCGCD

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Nic Jones - Canadee I O

uitar tuned CGCGCD (low to high). (Note: on the recording, Nic actually tunes down to BbFBbFBbC, where `Bb' denotes B flat.)

Chords: (Note: I have no idea what the proper chord names are, so I mostly identify them by random labels. Perhaps someone can supply the correct names.)

002020 - A
005500 - B
050000 - C
054000 - D
075000 - E
097000 - F
0(10)0000 - G
0(10)9000 - H
00999(10) - I
077777 - J
00007(10) - K
055555 - L

Guitar Intro (This, or parts of it, repeat throughout the song).

Notes: 0^5 denotes slide from fret 0 to fret 5.

       C          E          F        H                                    A
 D---------------------------------------------------------------------------------2--
 C------------0----------0---------0----------0--------------------------0---2-0------
 G--0-----------0----------0---------0----------0----------------------0---------0----
 C---------4-----------5---------7----------9-------0-4---5-4--0-----0-------2--------
 G----0^5---------5^7--------7^9-------9^10-------5-----5--------4-5-------5----------
 C------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
                                   J                            A          B
 D--3--5-----------------7--5---5----------------------------0------------2-3--5------
 C-----------0--7-----7-------5-----0-2-4-5-4-2-2^0----0-------0--0----0--------------
 G---------0--------7--------------------------------0----5---------------------------
 C-------0--------7---------------0-----0-----2-----------5----------0----------------
 G-----5--------7--------5------0---------------------------------5------------5------
 C------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 D------0------------7-9--10--10--10-5--0^2--------------------------2-3^5------------
 C----0----7------7--------0----------------0------0--2^4^5^4--2---0-----------0--7---
 G--0-----------7----------0--------------------0----------------------------0----7---
 C------------7------------0------------0-----0----0-------------2---------0------7---
 G---------7---------------0-----------------------------------0---------0--------7---
 C------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
                                                                                 D        E        K
 D--------7-9-10-----10-10--5--0^2-----------------------------5--------7--------10---
 C------7--------------------------0------2^4^5^4--2------0--4---4----5---5----7------
 G----7------------0-------------------0--------------0------------0--------0---------
 C--7------------0-------------------0-------------0----2----0--------0--------0------
 G-------------0---------0-----0------------------------------------------------------
 C------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
         L
 D-----------7^5---------5-------------------0---------------------0------------------
 C---7----5------5----4-----4--2--0----0--------0--2--0-----0--0-----0--2------0------
 G-----0-----------5----------------0--5--5--------0----0^2----5-5------0--0^2--------
 C-----------------------------2-------5-----------2-----------5--------2-------------
 G--------5-----------5--------0------------------------------------------------------
 C------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 D------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 C---------0--------0--------0---------0---------------------------0------------------
 G-------0--------0--------0---------0---------------------------0--------------------
 C-----4--------5--------7--------10----------4---4^5^4^0------0-----0^2--------------
 G---5--------7--------9--------9---------0-5---5----------4-5-----------0------------
 C------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
It's of a fair and handsome girl
And she's all in her tender years
She fell in love with a sailor boy
And it's true that she loved him well
For to go off to sea with him
Like she did not know how
She longed to see that seaport town called Canadee-i-o

So she bargained with a young sailor boy
And it's all for a piece of gold
Straightway then he lead her
All down into the hold
Saying, "I'll dress you up in sailor's clothes.
Your jacket shall be blue.
You'll see that seaport town called Canadee-i-o."

Now when the other sailors heard the news
Well, they fell into a rage
And with all the whole ship's company
They were willing to engage
Saying, "we'll tie her hands and feet me boys.
Overboard we'll throw her.
And she'll never see that seaport town called Canadee-i-o."

Now when the captain, he's heard the news
Well, he too fell in a rage
And with all of his whole ship's company
He was willing to engage
Saying, "she'll stay all in sailor's clothes.
Her collar shall be blue.
She'll see that seaport town called Canadee-i-o."

Now when they came down to Canada
Scarcely about half a year
She's married this bold captain
Who called her his dear
She's dressed in silks and satins now
And she cuts a gallant show
She's the finest of the ladies
Down in Canadee-i-o

Come all you fair and tender girls
Wheresoever you may be
I'd have you to follow your own true love
When he goes out on the sea
For if the sailors prove false to you
Well, the captain he might prove true
You see the honor that I have gained
By the wearing of the blue

Repeat intro (Note: instead of chord G, play chord I)