Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down

(Partridge)

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Lyrics
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Recordings

  1. Single version, 4'24.
    Produced by Phil Wainman.
    Released on 14 March 1980 as a single in the U.K.
    Also released on Fossil Fuel - The XTC Singles 1977-92 in the U.K.
    Andy: “I wrote this sat up in bed about 3 o'clock one morning. All the hairs on the back of my neck stood on end with excitement, I honestly (naïvely) thought it would get to No. 1 in the charts. It didn't, in fact nobody bought it, but it's still my favourite XTC track, and my hairs are still known to dance about a bit if ever I hear it nowadays.”
    Andy: “A great melody, but in hindsight something in the rhythm came out sluggishly; it's a bit turgid.”
  2. Remix, 4'34.
    Produced by Phil Wainman.
    Released on 5 November 1982 on Waxworks in the U.K.
  3. Demo version, 4'34.
    Not released.
  4. 2014 stereo mix.
    Mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
    Released on the DVD and Blu-ray reissue of Drums and Wires on 27 October 2014 in the U.K.
  5. 2014 5.1 mix.
    Mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
    Released on the DVD and Blu-ray reissue of Drums and Wires on 27 October 2014 in the U.K.
  6. 2014 instrumental mix.
    Mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
    Released on the Blu-ray reissue of Drums and Wires on 27 October 2014 in the U.K.
  7. Toots Garage session.
    Recorded in December 1979 in Toots Garage, Swindon.
    Released on the Blu-ray reissue of Drums and Wires on 27 October 2014 in the U.K.

Art

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Lyrics

Wait till your boat goes down
That's when you'll need me most
Wait till your boat goes down
And you're washed up on some foreign and
Unfamiliar coast

Yachting's fine
Sailing round and round in social circles
In a sea of diamonds and wine
Wait till you need a shoulder
A girl's best friend's not any consolation
when you're that much older

Skiing's grand
Drawing classic lines around the millionaires
and moneymen from Switzerland
Wait till you need a shoulder
A girl's fox furs won't warm your heart
When you're that much older

Manipulating men is easy when you're young and looking good
Watch the big fish swim right out to take the bait you offered like you
  knew they would
Too much caviar only points to middle aged spread
There won't be room for many playboys in your single bed

Wait till your boat goes down
That's when you'll need me most
Wait till your boat goes down
And you're washed up!

[Thanks to Jay Ditzer]


Chords and Tablature

Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2017 20:02:12 -0500
From: Will Maher <beatles394 (at) gmail dot com>
Subject: Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down Chords
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Intro: Bb     Csus2

Chorus:

E                       B6              Amaj7

Wait till your boat goes down

E                                 B6            Dmaj7
That's when you'll need me most

E                       B6              Amaj7
Wait till your boat goes down

        F#m
And you're washed up on some foreign and


Cadd9
Unfamiliar coast

Verse:


G                 Fadd9
Yachting's fine


G           Fadd9
Sailing round and round in social circles

                                               Ebdim7(?)
In a sea of diamonds and wine

                                    C             C/B   Am
Wait till you need a shoulder


                                            D
A girl's best friend's not any consolation


                        D/C#
when you're that much older


Bridge:

Em                                 Em/F#                        Em/G
                            E/G#
And if you're late and man he sees you when you're young and looking

A7
good

Em                             Em/F#                     Em/G
         E/G#            A7
Watch the big fish swim right out to take the bait you offered like you


  knew they would


G                                       A

Too much caviar only points to middle aged spread


G                                                      A7
        Bb7
There won't be room for many playboys in your single bed

Solo section:  Eb       Bb6         Abmaj7       Eb     Bb6    C#maj7

Eb     Bb6    Abmaj7,     Fm,   B7


Chorus repeats to fade

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