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Houseboat Katie


This song was recorded by Roger Chartier - hear a sample or download it - see it on the Sea Shanty Page on this site

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House Boat Katie is quite the gal     

House boat Katie is a real pal

House boat Katie’s got a pick up truck

                                        D         G
House Boat Katie  lives at  the dock

                   C7                               G
She wears funny clothes and has real big hair

C                      G
Great big smile quite the flair

A7                             D7                       A7       D7
Heart of gold I better stop right there


            C7                           G
Some people do what they want to do

        C                  G
You gotta do what pleases you

A7                       D7               A7    D7
And to your own self be true.......            


SOLO  .......


The author of this website has put a lot of time and effort into gathering the greatest collection of sea shanties for the world to enjoy - There are songs that have been to sung to a job of work at sea for many, many years and collecting them has been a great endeavour. - Roger Chartier has made the effort out of his own interest and the requests that he has gotten to do this work from fellow musicians who wanted a good source of sea shanties to draw on and learn from. He has been told that for this effort he is a remarkable man.