CAPTAIN KENNEDY - NEIL YOUNG
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from: HAWKS & DOVES


Submitted by: Charlie Coombs (GUNGBG@aol.com)
(via http://HyperRust.Org)

NOTES:
These chords are meant to played in dropped-D tuning (low E
to D) and capo on 3rd fret.
There was some discussion about this on Rusted-Guitars, and other
suggestions were: standard tuning and capo 1st fret, or double
dropped-D with capo on 3rd fret.

INTRO:
Dm  C  Dm
Dm  F  Dm
Dm  F  Dm
Dm  C  Dm

Dm                   C         Dm
I am a young mariner headed to war 
Dm                               F           Dm
I'm thinkin' 'bout my family and what it was for 
Dm                     F                       Dm
There's water on the wood and the sails feel good 
Dm                                  C           Dm
And when I get to shore I hope that I can kill good. 

My father was a sailor named Captain Kennedy 
He lost his wooden schooner to the Germans on the sea 
Exploded on the water for everyone to see 
And humiliate that American Captain Kennedy. 

I saw him in Nassau in 1971 
His strength was failin' but he still ran a run 
He worked 'til his fingers wore to the bone 
To buy that wooden schooner and sail on his own. 

He was known in the islands as hundred foot iron 
That steel hull freighter was passin' its time 
And time flew by faster with life on the sea 
And the days grew shorter for Captain Kennedy. 

I am a young mariner headed to war 
I'm thinkin' 'bout my family and what it was for 
There's water on the wood and the sails feel good 
And when I get to shore I hope that I can kill good.