Why aye man    (video)

 

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1.               We had no way of staying afloat,

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    we had to leave on a ferry boat,

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    economic refugees, on the run to Germany.

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    We had the back of Maggie’s hand,

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    times were tough in Geordie-land,

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    we got our tools and working gear,

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    and humped it all from Newcastle to here.

 

 Dm                    F             G

Why aye man, why aye, why aye man,

  G                   Bb            C

why aye man, why aye, why aye man. (2x)            +  Dm ~ ~ ~

 

               Dm

2. We’re nomad tribes, travelling boys,

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    in the dust and dirt and the wrecking noise,

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    drills and hammers, diggers and picks,

    Dm

    mixing concrete, laying bricks.

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    There’s English, Irish, Scots, the lot,

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    United Nations what we got,

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    brickies, chippies, every trade, German buildings, British made.

 

Dm                    F             G

Why aye man, why aye, why aye man,

  G                   Bb            C

why aye man, why aye, why aye man. (2x)            +  Dm ~ ~ ~

 

      Bb                                              - C - F                                  Dm

+  Nay more work on Maggie’s farm,         head away down the autobahn,

     Bb                                  - C           F                       Dm

    mine’s a portakabin bed,      or a bunk in a Nissan hut instead.

 

+  Bb - C - F - Dm (2x)

 

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3. There’s plenty Deutschmarks here to earn,

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    and German tarts are wunderschön,

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    German beer is chemical free, Germany’s alright with me.

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    Sometimes I miss my River Tyne, but you’re my pretty Fräulein,

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    tonight we’ll drink the old town dry, keep our spirit levels high.

 

Dm                    F             G

Why aye man, why aye, why aye man,

  G                   Bb            C

why aye man, why aye, why aye man. (2x)          +  Dm ~ ~ ~

 

             Bb                                       - C         F             Dm

+ Sometimes I miss my River Tyne,      but you’re my pretty Fräulein,

        Bb                                          C      F                   Dm

    tonight we’ll drink the old town dry, keep our spirit levels high.

             Bb                                        - C          F              Dm

    Sometimes I miss my River Tyne,       but you’re my pretty Fräulein,

      Bb                                            C     F                     Dm

    tonight we’ll drink the old town dry, keep our spirits levels high.

 

+  Bb - C - F - Dm (4x) ...

 

    (Mark Knopfler)