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Thread #59918   Message #957875
Posted By: Charley Noble
22-May-03 - 04:54 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: While the Rich Man Rides By in His ...
Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: THE PEARL DIVER
Steve, I like your notes but I still think the refrain quoted by Brian is a match for the chorus of "The Pearl Diver." Maybe the composers or singer you mentioned had a hand in that one too. I've never found a trace of "The Pearl Diver" anywhere in over 50 years and Dennis no longer walks this earth. Here's the rest of that song in the interest of redundency:

Learned from the singing of Dennis Puleston
of Brookhaven, Long Island, NY, in the 1950's.


THE PEARL DIVER

C
Rich men who go to Woolworth's
-------F
Buying treasures for their girls,
------G
Little dream of all the perils
---C
Of those who dive for pearls.

---------------G-C
See the diver in the ocean
--------------------G-C
Fighting with the oc-to-pus,
G----C--F
While the cruel sharks lie waiting,
---------G7
Saying: "Here's a meal for us!"

--------C
And the rich man drives by
------F
In his car-ri-age and pair,
G
Little does he care,
C
Little does he care,
-----------F----------F7
Though the diver cries "Help!"
---C------E7A7
He heedeth him not
----D7
But tells his man in livery
-------G----G7
"Drive on at a trot!"

C
Quickly the lifeboat
----F
Puts out from the shore
G
But it's too late,
---C
He meets a cruel fate;
----------F--------------F7
And in the shark's inner or-gans
---C-------E7-A7
He breaths a last prayer,
---------D7------------G
While the rich man drives by
------G7---------C
In his car-ri-age and pair.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble