The Story Of Benjamin Darling Part 1
Just putting the chords with the lyrics here. The Story Of Benjamin Darling, pt. 1 Verse 1: C#m On a brig loaded with timber headed for the north Maine coast, Abm They took on some rough seas. C#m The captain and his slave fought back the heavy waves, Abm A E B But they were threatening to break her up so badly. C#m See two days before they left the outer banks, Abm And made good time up to Boston. C#m But just north of Essex the sky grew dark, Abm He missed his mark he was making, B E And life can change so fast. Chorus: B A The captain had seen many a day, B A When the winds blew and the waters raged. B A But it was just a part of the life he made for himself, A E Running the coast of New England. Verse 2: C#m The ship heaved and cracked, Abm Threw the men on their backs as the water came rushing in. C#m The captain fought hard yet. Abm He yelled above the splintering wreck, I have done you wrong son. A E B I should be forsaken for what I have done. Bridge: A C#m But Ben reached a timber to stay afloat. A C#m He grabbed the captain's braided coat. A He swam him to the nearest shore. A Dragged him up 'til he couldn't pull no more, A C#m B E And left him breathin', yeah left him breathin' dry. Chorus: B A The captain said in all my days, B A B A I have never seen anybody save the very person who kept him enslaved. A E God damn it Ben, you should have your freedom B For what you have done. Verse 3: C#m Abm C#m Abm Heyyyyy Heyyyyy A E B And I should be forsaken for what I have done. C#m Somewhere off the Maine coast, Abm At the mouth of the New Meadows River there's an island, C#m Where a marooned man lived out his life quietly under tied and sky. Abm B E Never forgetting when the sea rose up so high. Chorus: B A The captain said in all my days, B A B A I have never seen anybody save the very person who kept him enslaved. A E God damn it Ben, you should have your freedom B For what you have done. C#m B A E C#m B A E B C#m .