Songbook/Acres Of Clams

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Songbook/template:ReferenceTraditional – Alternative title: Old Settler’s Song, Lay of the Old Settler, Rosin the Beau, ..., Text and melody: Francis D. Henry (1874), arranged by Paniolo 

Guitar Ukulele (gcea)
Crd C.svg Crd Am.svg Crd G7.svg
C Am G7
Uke0003.svg Uke2000.svg Uke0212.svg

Acres Of Clams[edit]

1st Verse
I've C wandered all over this country, prospecting and digging for Am gold
I've C tunneled, hydraulicked and cradled and I nearly G7 froze in the C cold
And C I nearly froze in the cold (me boys), and I nearly froze in the Am cold
I've C tunneled, hydraulicked and cradled and I nearly G7 froze in the C cold
2nd Verse
For C one who got wealthy by mining, I saw many hundreds get Am poor
I C made up my mind to go digging for something a G7 little more C sure
For C something a little more sure (me boys), for something a little more Am sure
I C made up my mind to go digging for something a G7 little more C sure
3rd Verse
I C rolled up my grub in my blanket, I left all my tools on the Am ground
I C started one morning to shank it for the country they G7 call Puget C Sound
For the C country they call Puget Sound (me boys), for the country they call Puget Am Sound
I C started one morning to shank it for the country they G7 call Puget C Sound
Last Verse
No C longer a slave of ambition, I laugh at the world and its Am shams
And I C think of my happy condition, surrounded by G7 acres of C clams
Sur- C rounded by acres of clams (me boys), surrounded by acres of Am clams
And I C think of my happy condition, surrounded by G7 acres of C clams


Chord chart[edit]

| C | - | - | - || C | - | Am | - || C | - | - | - || C | G7 | C | - ||   (2x)

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