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Voyage to the Moon, The
by Donovan
Intro:
C     B(bass) Em    F     G     C    G
C     B(bass) Em    F     G     C    B(bass)   Em          
F     G       C     G

    C       B(bass)Em            F        G     C        G
The moon is like a boat my love, of lemon peel afloat my love,
C          B(bass) Em              F            G        C 
And with a sail of gauze my love, she seems to slightly pause,
B(bass)  Em             F      G      C   B(bass) Em   F  G  C  G 
Upon her silent way all on her silent way

  C       B(bass)Em            F           G         C         G
I see her pearly decks my love, set in with twinkling specks my love,
C         B(bass)Em            F            G         C  
I see her pearly mast my love, far from her sea-shell past my love 
B(bass)    Em                F      G      C   B(bass) Em   F  G  C  G
And gently does she way all on her starry way

C            B(bass)   Em             F              G      C      G
Of silk they have been spun my love, her ropes that limply run my love,
C           B(bass)Em               F         G       C
Down to her carved prow my love, down to her maiden prow,
B(bass)    Em            F          G      C   B(bass) Em   F  G  C  G
And softly does she sway all on her starry way

C          B(bass)Em           F             G        C      G
All in the sea of sky my love, the moonships sail and fly my love,
C      B(bass)        Em            F               G       C
Though many are their kind my love, though all need but one wind,
B(bass)       Em             F          G      C   B(bass) Em   F  G  C  G
To make their starry way, to make their starry way


C              B(bass)Em            F        G     C       G
And there will come a time my love, oh may it be in mine my love
C             B(bass) Em           F            G        C 
When men will proudly rise my love, and board to sail the skies,
B(bass)        Em               F              G       C       B(bass) Em  F  G  C  G 
Moonships from all the spheres, moonships from all the spheres

C          B(bass)   Em             F         G          C        G
The men be bathed in light my love, the women clothed in white my love,
C           B(bass)   Em                F        G     C
All in that wonderous fleet my love, as each the other meets,
B(bass)        Em                F         G      C   B(bass) Em   F  G  C  G
Will smile and softly sing, Will smile and softly sing.

C           B(bass) Em            F              G      C       G (HOLD) 
And on some distant sand my love, the ships will gently land my love,
C              B(bass)   Em                  F      G       C
Fair folk shall meet them there my love, with golden flowing hair,
B(bass)        Em               F          G        C  B(bass) Em  F  G  C  G
and great will be their joy, and great will be their joy

    C       B(bass)Em            F        G     C        G
The moon is like a boat my love, of lemon peel afloat my love,
C          B(bass) Em              F            G        C 
And with a sail of gauze my love, she seems to slightly pause...


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 - Instrumental verse, G-chord instead of the tag - 
The (C)moon is (Em7/B)like (Em)a (G)boat, (Em)my (Em/B)love,
Of (F)lemon (G)peel a(C)float, my (G5)love,(G6)
(C)And with a (Em7/B)sail (Em)of (G)gauze, (Em)my (Em/B)love,
She (F)seems to (G)slightly (C)pause (G/B)upon her (Em)silent way,
All (F)on her (G)silent (C)way. (Em7/B)(Em)(G)(Em)(Em/B)  (F)  (G)  (C)  (G)

I (C)see her (Em7/B)pear(Em)ly (G)decks, (Em)my (Em/B)love,
(F)Set in with (G)twinkling (C)specks, my (G5)love,(G6)
I (C)see her (Em7/B)pear(Em)ly (G)mast, (Em)my (Em/B)love,
(F)Far from her (G)seashell (C)past, (G/B)and gently (Em)doth she sway,
All (F)on her (G)starry (C)way. (Em7/B)(Em)(G)(Em)(Em/B)  (F)  (G)  (C)  (G)

Of (C)silk they (Em7/B)have (Em)been (G)spun, (Em)my (Em/B)love,
Her (F)ropes that (G)limply (C)run, my (G5)love,(G6)
Down (C)to her (Em7/B)car(Em)ved (G)prow, (Em)my (Em/B)love,
Down (F)to her (G)mermaid (C)prow, (G/B)and softly (Em)doth she sway,
All (F)on her (G)starry (C)way. (Em7/B)(Em)(G)(Em)(Em/B)  (F)  (G)  (C)  (G)

All (C)in the (Em7/B)sea (Em)of (G)sky, (Em)my (Em/B)love,
The (F)moonships (G)sail and (C)fly, my (G5)love,(G6)
(C)Though many (Em7/B)are (Em)their (G)kind, (Em)my (Em/B)love,
(F)Though all need (G)but one (C)wind (G/B)to make their (Em)starry way,
To (F)make their (G)starry (C)way. (Em7/B)(Em)(G)(Em)(Em/B)  (F)  (G)  (C)  (G)

(C)And there will (Em7/B)come (Em)a (G)time, (Em)my (Em/B)love,
(F)Oh may it (G)be in (C)mine, my (G5)love,(G6)
(C)When men will (Em7/B)proud(Em)ly (G)rise, (Em)my (Em/B)love,
And (F)board to (G)sail the (C)skies, (G/B)moonships from (Em)all the spheres,
(F)Moonships from (G)all the (C)spheres. (Em7/B)(Em)(G)(Em)(Em/B)  (F)  (G)  (C)  (G)

The (C)men be (Em7/B)bathed (Em)in (G)light, (Em)my (Em/B)love,
The (F)women (G)clothed in (C)white, my (G5)love,(G6)
(C)All in that (Em7/B)won(Em)drous (G)fleet, (Em)my (Em/B)love,
As (F)each the (G)other (C)meets, will (G/B)smile and (Em)softly sing,
Will (F)smile and (G)softly (C)sing. (Em7/B)(Em)(G)(Em)(Em/B)  (F)  (G)  (C)  (G)

And (C)on some (Em7/B)dis(Em)tant (G)sand, (Em)my (Em/B)love,
The (F)ships will (G)gently (C)land, my (G5)love,(G6)
(C)Fair folk shall (Em7/B)meet (Em)them (G)there, (Em)my (Em/B)love,
With (F)golden (G)flowing (C)hair, and (G/B)great will (Em)be their joy,
And (F)great will (G)be their (C)joy. (Em7/B)(Em)(G)(Em)(Em/B)  (F)  (G)  (C)  (G)

The (C)moon is (Em7/B)like (Em)a (G)boat, (Em)my (Em/B)love,
Of (F)lemon (G)peel a(C)float, my (G5)love,(G6)
(C)And with a (Em7/B)sail (Em)of (G)gauze, (Em)my (Em/B)love,
She (F)seems to (G)slightly (C)paus?€?
notes by Mark Reynolds