Great Big Sea
from "Sea of No Cares" (2002) Trad, arr. Great Big Sea D G A D Well I came into a scolding wife a few short years ago G D A And ever since i lead a life of misery and woe G D A My wife she is a tyrant, around the room and in D G A D Ah she'd sell me to the devil for a glass or two of gin Sure I'll get up and go to work as mild as any man and she'll get up an' dress herself and go and have her dram and if i chance to say a word it's well i know my doom she'll follow me with the fire shovel up and down the room Chorus: D G D G D And if the devil'd take her, i'd thank him for his pain, G D A Asus4 I swear to god I'll hang meself if I get married again G D G D And if the devil'd take her, I'd thank him for his pain, D G A D Oh, I swear to god I'll hang meself if i get married again When I get up at breakfast time she taps me on the head when I come home at Dinnertime I'll find her drunk in bed when I come home at suppertime with patience I must stop Cause she drinks what's in the teapot and I must drink the slops CHORUS Well once I asked me scolding wife If i could go to bed She scarce gave me an hour upon the pillow to lay me head when like a roarin' lion she come busting down the door she caught me by the middle and threw me naked on the floor CHORUS Break: D A G A D A G A D X2 Now me and my companions go to a public place She'll search around the neigbourhood until she finds my face she'll hoist me up in ridicule before the company, saying "pettycoats is your master and forever more shall be!" CHORUS X4, Last two a capella The verses of this song are a drone kept by an accordion and bodhran. chords are those implied. the acoustic guitar comes in for the choruses, actually entering with a downbeat on "and..".