D G C It's Ho! for a brave and a gallant ship, With a fair and a favouring' breeze, G Em Am D7 With a bully crew and a captain too To carry me over the seas G C To carry me over the seas, me lads, To me true love far away, G Em G D G For I'm taking' a trip on a Government ship Ten thousand miles away. D7 G C And sing blow the winds heigh-ho! A-roving I will go. G Em Am D7 I'll stay no more on England's shore to hear the music play G C I'm off on the morning train and I won't be back again. G Em G D G I'm taking a trip on a government ship Ten thousand miles away. D G C Oh me true love, she was beautiful, Me true love, she was fair, G Em Am D7 Her eyes were like two diamonds bright And golden was her hair G C And golden was her hair, me boys As the big ship sailed away G Em G D G And she said, "Will you remember me Ten thousand miles away!" D G C Oh, dark and dismal was the day When last I saw me Meg G Em Am D7 She'd a Government band around each hand And another one around her leg G C And another one around her leg, me boys As the big ship left the bay, G Em G D G And I swore I would be true to her Ten thousand miles away! D G C Well, I wish I was a bosun bold Or even a bombardier G Em Am D7 I'd build a boat and away I'd float And straight for me true love's steer G C And straight for me true love steer, me boys Where the dancing dolphins play, G Em G D G Where the whales and sharks have all their larks Ten thousand miles away. D G C Oh the sun may shine through the London fog Or the river run quite clear, G Em Am D7 Or the ocean brine turn into wine Or I'll forget my beer (Oh no!) G C Or I'll forget my beer, me lads Or the landlord's quarter-pay G Em G D G But I won't forget my own true Meg Ten thousand miles away.