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The Wellerman (TikTok Sea Shanty) - Harmonica Tabs

Updated: Jul 13, 2023


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Hello! I've arranged 'Soon May the Wellerman Come' (which has become a viral hit on TikTok) for diatonic harmonica. This song has become popular with the recent sea shanty craze. I hope enjoy my version of it and I also hope the free tabs help you to learn it!


Here are the harp tabs for The Wellerman (Sea Shanty):


8 -6 -6 -6 -6 7 8 8 8

There once was a ship that put to sea

8 -9 -8 -8 -8 -9 -9 -10 -10 8 8 The name of the ship was the Billy of Tea

8 -6 -6 -6 7 8 8 8 The winds blew up, her bow dipped down

-9 -8 7 7 -7 -6 Blow my bully boys blow


Low octave verse

5 -3// -3// -3// -3// 4 5 5 5

5 -5 -4 -4 -4 -5 -5 -6 -6 5 5

5 -3// -3// -3// -3// 4 5 5 5

-5 -4 4 4 -3 -3//


-10 -10 -9 9 9 8 8

Soon may the Wellerman come

8 -9 -8 -8 -8 -9 -10 8 8 To bring us sugar and tea and rum

-10 -10 -9 -9 9 9 8 8 One day, when the tonguin' is done

8 -9 -8 7 -7 -6 We'll take our leave and go


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