G D C GFloating along, all the day long D GJust stopping at locks full of slime D C GWhen it’s time for a brew, between me and you D7 GI’ll open a bottle of wine.GBoatload of wine, that’ll be fine, D GKeep me afloat ‘til OctoberI must bid you adieu with a glass and corkscrew D GI don’t want to stay home and be sober.The rains pouring down, it feels like I might drownFrom steering I think I’ll resignBut I’ll not complain, nor will I abstainIf opening a bottle of wineToilet’s full to the brim, emptying it’s grimI’ll go for a pump-out next timeI’ve no Elsan Blue, just dandruff shampooSo I’ll open a bottle of wineAt the narrow bridge hole, you need self-controlFor on-coming boats number nineAs they push their way through, the air turns to blue So I open a bottle of wineThe boat comes to a halt, it seems like a faultAs rope and propeller entwineBeen down the weed hatch, now I’m dirty and scratchedSo I’ll open a bottle of wine.Now the engine won’t start, it needs a new partIt looks like the end of the end of the linePolish the brass? No, get out a glass And open a bottle of wine
Boatload of Wine
When boating with friends there always seems to be an unending supply of wine for consumption at the end of the day. We are rapidly approaching the situation where it would be cheaper to fill the boat’s tank with red wine instead of red diesel.This song is obviously based on ‘Bottle of Wine’ but as I wrote and struggled to learn this version I had to avoid listening to Tom Paxton’s original to prevent mental befuddlement. The tune has therefore probably deviated somewhat from what one might expect.