Horse Overboard by Microdisney

From Microdisney’s 1985 The Clock Comes Down the Stairs album. Written by Cathal Coughlan and Sean O’Hagan. No capo.

High Llamas - Santa Barbara

INTRO

[Bb] [Fm7]

VERSE 1

[F/G] While I was a [Cmaj7] way at sea
With [Dm7] boilers, cargo and [C] gin
[F/G] My wife still [Cmaj7] lived alone
In a [Dm7] cottage by the [C] lake
[F/G] Each night I [Cmaj7] kissed her face
[Dm7] In the photo [C] graph
[F/G] But I dreamed of a [Cmaj7] happy day
When [Dm7] I’d be moving [A] back

CHORUS 1

[C] Can we [Gm7] sleep alone?
[Ab] We can’t sleep alone
[C] One horse [Gm7] overboard
[Ab] We do what we want

VERSE 2

[F/G] When she was just [Cmaj7] six years old
Her [Dm7] daddy found her a [C] horse
[F/G] First she was a [Cmaj7] stable girl
[Dm7] Then a teacher of [C] youth

BRIDGE

[Bm7] Came [D] the [G] day
[D] I [D7] came [G6] home
[E] [G] We moved into the [A] city
[G] Both of us over [A7] sixteen

CHORUS 1

[C] Can we [Gm7] sleep alone?
[Ab] We can’t sleep alone
[C] One horse [Gm7] overboard
[Ab] We do what we want

VERSE 3

[F/G] It struck me a [Cmaj7] bout this time
That [Dm7] I just didn’t [C] care (So I said)
[F/G] Get me to a [Cmaj7] nother land
[Dm7] I don’t want my [C] wife

INTERLUDE

[Dmaj7] [E] [Dmaj7] [Amaj7] [C] [Fmaj7] [F/G] [Fmaj7] [F/G]

CHORUS 2

[C] Can we [Gm7] sleep alone?
[Ab] My wife is a horse
[C] Poor old [Gm7] sailor boy
[Ab] Beached for ever [C] more
[Gm7] For ever [Ab] more
For ever [C] more [Gm7]
For ever [Ab] more
Ever [C] more
[Gm7] Ever and ever and [Ab] ever and ever and ever

FADE

[Am7] [F] [G] [C] [D7sus4] [D7] [F] [Dm7] [G7sus4] [C]

[D7sus4] [D7] [F] [Dm7] [G7sus4] [C]