Bob Dylan - When The Ship Comes In Guitar Chords

Bob Dylan

album rock, classic rock, folk, folk rock

Song versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6
Chords: C, Em, F, Am, G
When The Ship Comes In
By Bob Dylan

capo 3

      C              Em          F         C
O the time will come up when the wind will stop,
        Am          F           C
And the breeze will cease to be breathin'.
       C                Em             F           C
Like a stillness in the wind 'fore the hurricane begins.
    C             F    G     C
The hour that the ship comes in.


      Em                      F         C
O the seas will split and the ship will hit,
        Em          F                 C
And the sand on the shoreline will be shaking,
        C         Em            F          C
And the tide will sound and the waves will pound,
        C       F       G    C   F  C
And the morning will be breaking.

      C           Em            F               C
O the fishes will laugh as they swim out of the path,
        Am         F          C
And the sea gulls, they'll be smiling.
        C            Em        F       C
And the rocks on the sand will proudly stand,
    C             F      G   C
The hour that the ship comes in.

        Em             F           C
And the words that are used for to get the ship confused,
     Em           F               C
Will not be understood as they're spoken.
        C             Em          F             C
For the chains of the sea will be busted in the night,
       C             F             G  C   F  C
And be buried in the bottom of the ocean.

    C         Em          F         C
O a song will lift as the main sail shifts,
        Am   F                C
And the boat drifts on to the shoreline.
        C        Em            F           C
And the sun will respect every face on the deck,
    C             F      G   C
The hour that the ship comes in.

        Em                   F         C
And the sand will roll out a carpet of gold,
         Em    F            C
For your weary toes to be a-touchin'.
        C           Em         F             C
And the ship's wise men will remind you once again,
         C          F        G    C  F  C
That the whole wide world is watchin'.

      C         Em            F                  C
O the foes will rise with the sleep set in their eyes,
            Am              F                      C
And they'll jerk from their beds and think they're dreamin'.
        C                        Em                 F                  C               
But they'll pinch themselves and squeal and they'll know that it's for real,
    C             F      G   C
The hour that the ship comes in.

            Em                               F            C
And they'll raise their hands sayin', "We'll meet all you demands."
         Em             F                   C
But will shout from the bow, "Your days are numbered."
         C         Em               F            C
And like Pharaoh's tribe they'll be found in the tide,
        C         F          G       C F C
And like Goliath, they'll be conquered.

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