Horton Johnny Lyrics
SINK THE BISMARCK
Capo on first fret.
In [D] May of nine-teen for-ty one the [A] war had just be-[D] gun
The [G] Ger-mans had the big-gest ships that [D] had the big-gest guns
The Bis-marck was the fast-est ship that ever sail-ed the seas
On her decks were guns as big as steers and [A] shells as big as [D] trees.
Out of the cold and fog-gy night came the Brit-ish ship The Hood
And ever' British sea-man he knew and un-der-stood
They had to sink the Bis-marck the ter-ror of the seas
Stop those guns as big as steers and those shells as big as trees.
[D] We'll find that Ger-man bat-tle-ship that's [A] mak'in' such a [D] fuss
We got-ta sink the Bis-marck 'cause the [A] world de-pends on [D] us
[G]Hit the deck a-run-nin' boys and [D] spin those guns a-round
When we find the Bis-marck we [A] got-ta cut 'er [D] down.
The Hood found the Bis-marck and on that fa-tal day
The Bis-marck start-ed fir-in' fif-teen miles a-way
We got-ta sink the Bis-marck was the bat-tle sound
But when the smoke had clear-ed a-way the might-y Hood went down.
For six long days and wear-y nights they tried to find her trail
Church-hill told peo-ple put ever' ship a-sail
'Cause some-where on that o-cean I know she's got-ta be
We got-ta sink the Bis-marck to the bot-tom of the sea.
The fog was gone the sev-enth day an' they saw the mornin' sun
Ten hours a-way from home-land the Bis-marck made it's run
The Ad-miral of the Brit-ish fleet said turn those bows a-round
We found that Ger-man Bat-tle-ship and we gon-na cut 'er down.
The Brit-ish guns were aimed and the shells were com-in' fast
The first shell hit the Bis-marck they knew she could-n't last
That might-y Ger-man bat-tle-ship is just a mem-o-ry
Sink the Bis-marck was the bat-tle cry that shook the sev-en seas.
We found that Ger-man bat-tle-ship for mak'in' such a fuss
We had to sink the Bis-marck 'cause the world de-pends on us
We hit the deck a-run-nin' and we spun those guns a-round
Yea! we found that might-y Bis-marck and we had to cut 'er down.
CHORUS #2 (Last line)
Yea! we found that might-y Bis-marck and then we cut 'er down.
Written by: Johnny Horton and Tilman Franks
SINK THE BISMARCK
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