CHORDS: Alan Wilkinson – The Hartlepool Monkey Chords on Piano & Ukulele

These are the chords for The Hartlepool Monkey by Alan Wilkinson on Piano, Ukulele, Guitar, and Keyboard
[Verse 1]
G                             
It happened in old Hartlepool 
D
about the time of France
D                        
The Emperor Napoleon was 
G
leading us a dance
G                           
Sailing down the coast came 
  D              Am
a British man of war
D                        G
The captain's pet monkey was 
washed upon the shore

[Verse 2]
G                            
The Lord Mayor of Hartlepool 
 D
was walking on the shore
D                           
When he came across a funny 
          G
site he'd never seen before
G                     
There was this little 
        D              Am
fellow sitting on the sand
D                  
Holding up a 'nana 
      G
in his tiny 'airy hand

[Chorus]
G                       
Old folks, young folks, 
 D
every one and each
D                         
Come and see the Frenchie 
       G
that's landed on the beach
G                                       
He's got long arms and 
great long tail, 
D              Am
he's covered all in hair
D                           
We think that he's a spy so 
     G
we'll hang him in the square

[Verse 3]
G                                  
The Lord Mayor told 
the town clerk 
    D
who hurried to the shore
D                      
There was a little man 
      G
where he had been before
G                                      
Now a crowd had gathered 
round because 
  D                 Am
it was the funniest sight
D                               
Since the timber yard had burnt 
           G
down the previous Friday night

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[Chorus]
G                       
Old folks, young folks, 
 D
every one and each
D                         
Come and see the Frenchie 
        G
that's landed on the beach
G                                       
He's got long arms and 
great long tail, 
 D                  Am
he's covered all in hair
D                        
We think that he's a spy 
    G
so we'll hang him in the square

[Verse 4]
G                             D
Then Constable Parsons he comes 
upon the scene
D                              
He takes out his note book and 
    G
he licks his pencil clean
G                     
Causing a disturbance 
      D           Am
is a serious offence
D                        G
Anything you say may be used 
in evidence

[Chorus]
G                        D
Old folks, young folks, every 
one and each
D                         
Come and see the Frenchie 
        G
that's landed on the beach
G                                       
He's got long arms and 
great long tail, 
D                   Am
he's covered all in hair
D                           
We think that he's a spy so 
      G
we'll hang him in the square

[Verse 5]
G                              
But when that little man spoke 
    D
a funny thing was heard
D                          
Constable Parsons couldn't 
 G
understand a word
G                              
The reason for his puzzlement, 
    D                   Am
the clerk could plainly see
D                            
The little man's a foreigner 
     G
from way across the sea

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[Verse 6]
G                      
The little man's a spy 
       D
the angry crowd did roar
D                 G
Sent by Napoleon to 
our native shore
G                                  
So they grabbed that little fellow 
       D           Am
by his long hairy tail
D                          
Gave him to the copper who 
G
put him in the jail

[Chorus]
G                       
Old folks, young folks, 
 D
every one and each
D                         
Come and see the Frenchie 
        G
that's landed on the beach
G                                       
He's got long arms and 
great long tail, 
D                   Am
he's covered all in hair
D                           
We think that he's a spy so 
      G
we'll hang him in the square

[Verse 7]
G                            
They hung that little fellow 
        D
from a gallows in the town
D                          
A rope all round his neck, 
     G
his tail all hanging down
G                         D  
A lesson to Napoleon to make 
            Am
himself a rule
D                           
Not to send his hairy spies 
   G
to old Hartlepool

[Chorus]
G                       
Old folks, young folks, 
D
every one and each
D                         G
Come and see the Frenchie that's 
landed on the beach
G                                 
He's got long arms and great long 
      D                   Am
tail, he's covered all in hair
D                        G
We thought he was a spy so 
we've hung him in the square