Fairport Convention – Sailor’s Alphabet Ukulele Chords

Fairport Convention Sailor's Alphabet ukulele chords and strumming pattern are in this post! Start playing this Fairport Convention song from the "Babbacombe" Lee" album released in 1971 with your ukulele right now!

Key: C
Chords: [C], [G], [F]
Strumming: D - DU - DU - DU (or D - D)
Difficulty: Easy

Sailor's Alphabet Ukulele Chords

[C] [G] [C]

[C]A’s for the anchor that [F]lies at our [C]bow;
[F]B’s for the bowsprit and the [C]jibs all [G]lie [C]low
[C]C’s for the [G]capstan we [F]all run [C]around;
D’s for the davits to [G]lower the boat [C]down

[C]Merrily, merrily, so [F]merry sail [C]we
No [G]mortal on earth like a sailor at [C]sea
[C]Heave away, [G]haul away, the [F]ship rolls [C]along
Give a sailor his grog and there’s [G]nothing goes [C]wrong

[C]E’s for the ensign that [F]at our peak [C]flew;
[F]F’s for the forecastle, where [C]lives our [G]wild [C]crew
[C]G’s for the [G]galley where the [F]salt junk smells [C]strong;
And H is the [G]halyards, we hoist with a [C]song

[C]Merrily, merrily, so [F]merry sail [C]we
No [G]mortal on earth like a sailor at [C]sea
[C]Heave away, [G]haul away, the [F]ship rolls [C]along
Give a sailor his grog and there’s [G]nothing goes [C]wrong

[C]I’s for the eyebolts, [F]no good for the [C]feet;
[F]J’s for the jibs hoist, stands [C]by the [G]lee [C]sheet
[C]K’s for the [G]knightheads where the [F]petty officer [C]stands;
L’s for the leeside, [G]not manned by new [C]hands

[C]Merrily, merrily, so [F]merry sail [C]we
No [G]mortal on earth like a sailor at [C]sea
[C]Heave away, [G]haul away, the [F]ship rolls [C]along
Give a sailor his grog and there’s [G]nothing goes [C]wrong

[C]M’s for the mainmast, it’s [F]stout and it’s [C]strong;
N’s [G]for the needle that never points [C]wrong
[C]O’s for the [G]oars of our [F]old jolly [C]boats;
And P’s for the [G]pinnace that lively do [C]float

[C]Merrily, merrily, so [F]merry sail [C]we
No [G]mortal on earth like a sailor at [C]sea
[C]Heave away, [G]haul away, the [F]ship rolls [C]along
Give a sailor his grog and there’s [G]nothing goes [C]wrong

[C]Q’s for the quarterdeck where [F]officers [C]stand;
And [G]R’s for the rudder – keeps the ship in com-[C]mand
[C]S is for the [G]stuns’ls that [F]drive her [C]along;
[C]T’s for the tops’ls, to [G]get there takes [C]long

[C]Merrily, merrily, so [F]merry sail [C]we
No [G]mortal on earth like a sailor at [C]sea
[C]Heave away, [G]haul away, the [F]ship rolls [C]along
Give a sailor his grog and there’s [G]nothing goes [C]wrong

[C]U’s for the uniform, [F]mostly worn [C]aft;
[G]V’s for the vangs running from the main [C]gap
[C]W’s for [G]water, we’re on a [F]pint and a [C]pound;
[C]And X marks the spot where old [G]Stormy was [C]drowned

[C]Merrily, merrily, so [F]merry sail [C]we
No [G]mortal on earth like a sailor at [C]sea
[C]Heave away, [G]haul away, the [F]ship rolls [C]along
Give a sailor his grog and there’s [G]nothing goes [C]wrong

[C]Y’s for yard arm, needs a [F]good sailor [C]man;
[G]Z is for Zoë, I’m her fancy [C]man
Z’s also for [G]zero in the [F]cold winter [C]time;
And now we have brought all the [G]letters in [C]rhyme



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Ukulele Chords Strumming Pattern
Artist and Song:Fairport Convention - Sailor's Alphabet
Album:Babbacombe" Lee
Year:1971
Chords:[C], [G], [F]
Strumming:D - DU - DU - DU
Genre:Folk Rock

About Fairport Convention - Sailor's Alphabet Ukulele Chords & Strumming Pattern

"Sailor's Alphabet" is a song by Folk Rock artist Fairport Convention. It was released in 1971 on the album, titled "Babbacombe" Lee". Sailor's Alphabet is considered under Folk Rock genre.
  • The key of Fairport Convention - Sailor's Alphabet is C.
  • D - DU - DU - DU is the suggested strumming pattern for Sailor's Alphabet. If it's not easy for you, you can try only down (D) strumming for playing "Sailor's Alphabet".
  • The chords that we use for playing Sailor's Alphabet on ukulele are: [C], [G], [F].

What Are The Chords For Sailor's Alphabet On Ukulele?

You will play the [C], [G], [F] ukulele chords while playing Sailor's Alphabet with your ukulele in the C key, original tone of the song.

How Do You Strum Sailor's Alphabet On Ukulele?

Sailor's Alphabet ukulele strumming pattern is D - DU - DU - DU. You can also try D (down) if the suggested pattern is hard for you.

Who Sings Sailor's Alphabet?

Sailor's Alphabet is performed by Fairport Convention. It was first released on the album "Babbacombe" Lee" in 1971.
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