Print This PagePrint This Page
The Coal Boat Song

Click Here for guitar tabs.

I left Cape Breton on the coal boat
For St. John's Newfoundland
I met a little girl named Sally
And I took her by her little white hand
She shook her little head and said no way Fred,
I won't go along with your plan
You been workin' on the coal boat boy
And you're nothin' but a dirty old man
You been workin' on the coal boat boy
And you're nothin' but a dirty old man

Spoken ...Well I had to think of something real fast ya know

Yeah well I'm gonna quit the dirty coal boats,
I wanna live in Newfoundland
I'll buy a suit and get married,
Put a ring upon your little white hand
She nodded her head and said Ok, Fred,
Sall went along with the plan
But I'm still workin on the Coal Boat boy
And I'm nothin' but a dirty old man
But I'm still workin on the Coal Boat boy
And I'm nothin' but a dirty old man

It was sometime later on the Coal Boat
I got a little letter from home
Sally said Freddy was a good boy,
But the little beggar wanted to roam
She said, It's too bad he's got you for a dad
And I hope that you feel real grand.
He's gone working on the Coal Boats boy
To be just like his dirty old man
He's gone working on the Coal Boats boy
To be just like his dirty old man

I left Cape Breton on the coal boat
For St. John's Newfoundland
I met a little girl named Sally
And I took her by her little white hand
She shook her little head and said no way Fred,
I won't go along with your plan
You ain't gonna quits the coal boat boy
Cause I loves ya, ya dirty old man
You ain't gonna quits the coal boat boy
Cause I loves ya, ya dirty old man

So come all young fellers on the coal boat,
I hope you're gonna understand
If you got a pretty little girlfriend
and ya takes her by the little white hand
If she turns her back and says No way Jack,
I won't go along with Yer plan
Just keep workin on the coal boats boy
if ya wants to be a dirty old man
Just keep workin on the coal boat boy
And you'll be nothin' but a dirty old man

####....Stompin' Tom Connors....####

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Notes On Guitar Tabs:
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
All guitar tabs have been contributed by visitors to this site and represent
their interpretation of the tune. I am unable to verify their accuracy.

{D}I left Cape Breton on the coal boat
For St. John's Newfound{A7}land
I met a little girl named Sally
And I took her by her little white {D}hand
She shook her little head and said no way Fred,
I won't go along with your {G}plan
You been workin' on the {D}coal boat boy
And you're {A7}nothin' but a dirty old {D}man
{G}You been workin' on the {D}coal boat boy
And you're {A7}nothin' but a dirty old {D}man

Spoken ...{D}Well I had to think of something real fast ya know

{D}Yeah well I'm gonna quit the dirty coal boats,
I wanna live in Newfound{A7}land
I'll buy a suit and get married,
put a ring upon your little white {D}hand
She nodded her head and said Ok, Fred,
Sall went along with the {G}plan
But I'm still workin on the {D}Coal Boat boy
And I'm {A7}nothin' but a dirty old {D}man
{G}But I'm still workin on the {D}Coal Boat boy
And I'm {A7}nothin' but a dirty old {D}man

{D}It was sometime later on the Coal Boat
I got a little letter from {A7}home
Sally said Freddy was a good boy,
but the little beggar wanted to {D}roam
She said, It's too bad he's got you for a dad
And I hope that you feel real {G}grand.
He's gone working on the {D}Coal Boats boy
To be {A7}just like his dirty old {D}man
{G}He's gone working on the {D}Coal Boats boy
To be {A7}just like his dirty old {D}man

{D}I left Cape Briton on the coal boat
For St. John's Newfound{A7}land
I met a little girl named Sally
And I took her by her little white {D}hand
She shook her little head and said no way Fred,
I won't go along with your {G}plan
You ain't gonna quits the {D}coal boat boy
Cause I {A7}loves ya, ya dirty old {D}man
{G}You ain't gonna quits the {D}coal boat boy
Cause I {A7}loves ya, ya dirty old {D}man

{D}So come all young fellers on the coal boat,
I hope you're gonna under{A7}stand
If you got a pretty little girlfriend
And ya takes her by the little white {D}hand
If she turns her back and says No way Jack,
I won't go along with Yer {G}plan
Just keep workin on the {D}coal boats boy
If ya {A7}wants to be a dirty old {D}man
{G}Just keep workin on the {D}coal boat boy
And you'll be {A7}nothin' but a dirty old {D}man

Make your own free website on Tripod.com