The Old Black Rum

Great Big Sea

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Capo 3rd fret

        D                       A        D
I drank sixteen doubles for the price of one
G                  D          E       A
Trying to find the courage to talk to one
            G   A D            G A    D
I asked her for a dance, not a second glance 
   D         E      A
My night had just begun
        D                          A    D
Well, I drink to the father of the Holy Ghost
      G               D           E       A
While kneeling at the alter of my nightly post
     G     A D              G     A  D
So I raise a glass, not the first or last
     D       A       D
Come join me in this toast

            A                     D
Because the old black rum's got a hold on me
       D           G        A
Like a dog wrapped round my leg
        A                     D
And the old black rum's got a hold on me
       D         A      D    G           D         A      D
Will I live for another day, hey, will I live for another day?

          D                                A          D
Well, the Queen of George Street just went walking on by
G          D            E             A
Walking on by with some guy who don't care
         G     A  D          G    A    D
That she stood in line since half past nine
    D           E            A
And spent three hours on her hair
    D                               A    D
Her friend is looking at me with an evil grin
  G              D            E      A
I think a bloody racket might soon begin
            G    A   D            G      A      D
I must have said something to the George Street Queen
    D        A       D
Her boys are joining in

            A                     D
Because the old black rum's got a hold on me
       D           G        A
Like a dog wrapped round my leg
        A                     D
And the old black rum's got a hold on me
       D         A      D    G           D         A      D
Will I live for another day, hey, will I live for another day?

     D                           A                D
So I drank all of my money and I slept out in the rain
G            D                  E                       A
Every day is different, but the nights, they're all the same
          G   A   D          G   A     D
You never see the sun on the old black rum
      D              A      D
But I know I'm gonna do it again

            A                     D
Because the old black rum's got a hold on me
       D           G        A
Like a dog wrapped round my leg
        A                     D
And the old black rum's got a hold on me
       D         A      D    G           D         A      D
Will I live for another day, hey, will I live for another day?
            A                     D
Because the old black rum's got a hold on me
       D           G        A
Like a dog wrapped round my leg
        A                     D
And the old black rum's got a hold on me
       D         A      D    G           D         A      D    G           D         A      D
Will I live for another day, hey, will I live for another day, hey, will I live for another day?