The Good Ship kangaroo lyrics and chords

The chords to The Good Ship Kangaroo are presented in the key of D. The lyrics are about a mariner who travels the world and loves the life of a sailor.

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A 
At first I was a  
G 
waiting man that lived at home at  
D 
ease
 
But now I am a  
G 
mariner that  
A 
ploughs the angry  
D 
seas

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I always loved sea fearing life, I bid my love adieu
I shipped as steward and cook, me boys, on board the kangaroo

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Oh I never thought she would prove false or either prove untrue
As we sailed away through Milford Bay on board the Kangeroo

‘Oh think of me, think of me,’ she mournfully did say
‘When you’re in a foreign land and I am far away
Now take this lucky trupenny bit, it’ll make you bear in mind
That loving trusting faithful heart you left in tears behind.’

‘Cheer up, sheer up, my own true love. Don’t weep so bitterly.’
She sobbed, she sighed, she choked, she cried and could not say goodbye
‘I won’t be gone for very long, ‘tis but a month or two
When I return again of course I’ll marry you.’

Our vessel she was homeward bound from many’s the foreign shore
And many’s the foreign present unto me love I bore
I brought tortoises from Tenerife and toys from Timbuktu
A China rat, a Bengal cat and a Bombay cockatoo

Paid off I sought her dwellin’ on a street above the town
When an ancient dame upon the line was hanging out her gown
‘Where is me love?’ She’s married sir, six months ago
To a smart young man who drives the van for Chaplin, Son and Co

Here’s a health to dreams of married life, to soap , to suds and blue
Heart’s true love and patent starch and washing soda too
I’ll go unto some distant shore, no longer can I stay
And with some China hottentot I’ll throw meself away

Me ,ove she is not a foolish girl, her age it is two score
Me love she is not a spinster, she’s been married twice before
I cannot say it was her wealth that stole my heart away
She’s a starcher and a laundress in a laundry for one and nine a day

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[A]At first I was a [G]waiting man that lived at home at [D]ease
But now I am a [G]mariner that [A]ploughs the angry [D]seas

I always loved sea fearing life, I bid my love adieu
I shipped as steward and cook, me boys, on board the kangaroo

Chorus

Oh I never thought she would prove false or either prove untrue
As we sailed away through Milford Bay on board the Kangeroo

‘Oh think of me, think of me,’ she mournfully did say
‘When you’re in a foreign land and I am far away
Now take this lucky trupenny bit, it’ll make you bear in mind
That loving trusting faithful heart you left in tears behind.’

‘Cheer up, sheer up, my own true love. Don’t weep so bitterly.’
She sobbed, she sighed, she choked, she cried and could not say goodbye
‘I won’t be gone for very long, ‘tis but a month or two
When I return again of course I’ll marry you.’

Our vessel she was homeward bound from many’s the foreign shore
And many’s the foreign present unto me love I bore
I brought tortoises from Tenerife and toys from Timbuktu
A China rat, a Bengal cat and a Bombay cockatoo

Paid off I sought her dwellin’ on a street above the town
When an ancient dame upon the line was hanging out her gown
‘Where is me love?’ She’s married sir, six months ago
To a smart young man who drives the van for Chaplin, Son and Co

Here’s a health to dreams of married life, to soap , to suds and blue
Heart’s true love and patent starch and washing soda too
I’ll go unto some distant shore, no longer can I stay
And with some China hottentot I’ll throw meself away

Me love she is not a foolish girl, her age it is two score
Me love she is not a spinster, she’s been married twice before
I cannot say it was her wealth that stole my heart away
She’s a starcher and a laundress in a laundry for one and nine a day

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