Ship Of Fools
Chords And Lyrics
On The Acoustic

Ship Of Fools Chords And Lyrics By Bob Seger On The Acoustic

Welcome to this Ship Of Fools chords and lyrics page you'll find my free pdf below, an acoustic demo, song lyrics, a clip of Bob Seger, some rhythm tips and a purchase link for the full tutorial lesson.

Ship Of Fools
Chords And Lyrics

Demo Tips & Pdf

This song called Ship Of Fools hails form the highly successful "Night Moves" album of 197, but tis song was never released as a single. The album itself has gone on to sell more than 6 million copies in the US and to date is his best selling album.

Not sure where the history came from about this song but in 375 BC, Plato's Republic book 4 has a story about a Ship Of Fools that tells the story of a captain with poor eyesight and a dysfunctional crew who keep trying to take over the ship even though none of them have any seafaring skills.  I'll have to ask Bob about it next time I speak to him.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = use a root up down up root up down up pattern 
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G, D, Am, C, Em, Cmaj7

Ship Of Fools Lyrics

"Tell me quick" said Old McFee - "What's this all have to do with me?"
"I've spent all my time at sea a loner."
"Is there something else I should know?" - "Something hidden down below
The level - of your conversation?"
Well he turned away - before the answer
Though I yelled aloud - he refused to hear - It became to clear

So it went as we put out - I was left in constant doubt
Everything I asked about seemed private
The captain strolled the bridge one night - I stopped him in the evening light
To ask him would it be all right to join him
But he stood there - like some idol
And he listened - like some temple - And then he turned away

All along the fateful coast - We moved silent like a ghost
The timeless sea of tireless host possessed us
The wind came building from the cold northwest
And soon the waves began to crest
Crashing cross the forward deck - All hands lost
I alone - survived the sinking
I alone - possessed the tools - On that ship of fools
Ship of fools
Ship of fools
Ship of fools
Ship of fools

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