Accountancy Shanty

 



 




*[Intro - see notes below]:  **C7   Fm


Fm
'Twas in my youth I ran away 

To accountancy one day 

With pen and paper collar and stud 

Accountancy was in my blood 


Fm                     C7
I'll scribble away and balance the books 
    Fm                  C7  Fm
and sing an accountancy shanty! 


Fm
I chartered an accountant at the age of twenty-one 


Fm                     C7
I'll scribble away and balance the books 
    Fm                  C7  Fm
and sing an accountancy shanty! 


Fm
So raise a glass of medium-dry sherry 

To the golden age of VAT 


Fm                     C7
I'll scribble away and balance the books 
    Fm                  C7  Fm
and sing an accountancy shanty!





NB:     
        *The introduction and melody, adapted for guitar, are shown 
         in the tablature below:


         Intro and melody (tab):


   (C7)                          (Fm)
E----------------------------------------
B---13---14---13-------------------------
G------------------15---13---12----------
D---------------------------------15-----
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------
    C    Db   C    Bb   Ab   G    F


   (Fm)
E------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------13---13---13-------------------
G-------------12---13----15----------------------------------
D--------15--------------------------------------------------
A---15-------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------
    C    F    G    Ab    Bb   C    C    C
   'Twas in   my   youth I    ran  a -  way 


E------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------13---13---13-------------------------
G--------12---13---15----------------------------------------
D---15-------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------
    F    G    Ab   Bb   C    C    C
    To   ac - coun-tan- cy   one  day


E------------------------------------------------------------
B---13-----------------------13---13---13---13---------------
G-------------12---13---15-----------------------------------
D--------15--------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------
    C    F    G    Ab   Bb   C    C    C    C
    With pen  and  pa - per  col- lar  and  stud


E------------------------------------------------------------
B---13-----------------------13---13---13--------------------
G-------------12---13---15-----------------------------------
D--------15--------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------
    C    F    G    Ab   Bb   C    C    C    
    Ac - coun-tan- cy   was  in   my   blood


                                 (C7)
E------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------
G---15---13-----------------------12-------------------------
D-------------15---15---15---15------------------------------
A--------------------------------------15----15---15---------
E------------------------------------------------------------
    Bb   Ab   F    F    F    F    G    C     C    C
    I'll scri-bble a  - way  and  ba - lance the  books


        (Fm)                          (C7) (Fm)
E------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------12---13---12--------------------
D--------15---15---15---15------------------15---------------
A---15-------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------
    C    F    F    F    F    G    Ab   G    F
    and  sing an   ac - coun-tan- cy   shan-ty!


Tablature notes:
-Chords are shown above tablature in parentheses.
-Actual notes played are shown below tablature.
-Only the first verse is shown above, but the other verses use the 
 same melody.


       **In the recording, this song is sung mostly unaccompanied, 
         with just some melody played. Chords have been given if 
         needed.




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