Wooden Ships Chords
“Wooden Ships“ is a song written by Paul Kantner, David Crosby, and Stephen Stills, and initially performed by the folk-rock band Jefferson Airplane. The song was first released in 1969 on the album Volunteers. The song was inspired by a conversation between Kantner and Crosby, who had been discussing the possibility of escaping the Vietnam War draft by sailing to Canada on a wooden boat.
The lyrics to the song are ambiguous and open to interpretation, but the general message focuses on the need for freedom and peace. Musically, the song features a combination of folk, rock, and psychedelic elements. The instrumentation includes acoustic guitar, bass guitar, and drums, as well as subtle electric guitar, keyboard, and organ parts.
The vocal harmonies are mainly provided by Crosby and Kantner, although Stills also contributes background vocals. “Wooden Ships“ has been covered by numerous artists, including Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Bowie, and the Grateful Dead. The song has also been used in several films and television shows, including Forrest Gump (1994), The Simpsons (2010), and Stranger Things (2016).
Wooden Ships Guitar Chords
Em9 Am9 Cadd9 e|---0--------0--------3-----| B|---7--------0--------3-----| G|---7--------5--------0-----| D|---5--------5--------2-----| A|---7--------0--------3-----| E|---0--------5--------X-----| D A G Em Em7 Am9 Em7 Am9 If you smile at me I will understand Because that is something Em7 Am9 Em7 Am9 Em7 Am9 Everybody everywhere does in the same language Em7 Am9 I can see by your coat my friend you're from the other side Em7 There's just one thing I've got to know Am9 Em7 Am9 Can you tell me please, who won' Em7 Say, can I have some of your purple berries' Am9 Em7 Yes, I've been eating them for six or seven weeks now Am9 Haven't got sick once Em7 Am9 Probably keep us both alive D A G Em D A D Wooden ships on the water, ve-ry free, and easy Em D A D Easy, you know the way it's supposed to be Em D A D Silver people on the shoreline let us be Cadd9 Em9 Am9 Talkin 'bout very free, and easy Em D A D Horror grips us as we watch you die Em D A D All we can do is echo your anguished cries Em D A D Stare as all human feelings die Cadd9 Em9 Am9 Em9 Am9 We are leaving, you don't need us SOLO (play verse chords) Em D A D Go take a sister, then, by the hand Em D A D Lead her away from this foreign land Em D A D Far away, where we might laugh a-gain Cadd9 We are leaving, you don't need us Em9 Am9 Em9 Am9 Em9 Am9 Em9 Am9 Em9 And it's a fair wind Am9 Em9 Am9 Blowin' warm out of the south over my shoulder Em9 Am9 Em9 Guess I'll set a course and go