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Rocky Road to Dublin v1

Traditional

 DmCDm
In the merry month of May from my home I started,
 DmCDmC
 Left the girls of Tuam-nearly broken-hearted,
 DmCDm
Saluted Father dear, kissed my darlin' Mother,
 DmCDmC
 Drank a pint of beer my grief and tears to smother,
 DmCDmC
Then off to reap the corn, and leave where I was born,
 DmCC
cut a stout blackthorn to banish ghost and goblin,
 DmCDmC
In a brand-new pair of brogues I rattled o'er the bogs,
 DmCC
And frightened all the dogs on the rocky road to Dublin.
 ACDm
  One, two, three, four five

Chorus:
 Dm
     hunt the hare and turn her, Down the rocky road
 CAmCDm
     and all the ways to Dublin, Whack fol-lol-de-ra.


 DmCDm
In Mullingar that night I rested limbs so weary,
 DmCDmC
 Started by daylight next morning light and airy,
 DmCDm
 Took a drop of the pure, to keep my heart from sinking,
 DmCDmC
 That's an Paddy'd cure, whene'er he's on for drinking,
 DmCDmC
To see the lasses smile, laughing all the while,
 DmCC
 At me curious style, 'twould set your heart a-bubbling,
 DmCDmC
They ax'd if I was hired, the wages I required,
 DmCC
Till I was almost tired of the rocky road to Dublin.
 ACDm
  One, two, three, four five

Chorus

 DmCDm
In Dublin next arrived, I thought it such a pity,
 DmCDmC
To be so soon deprived a view of that fine city,
 DmCDm
 Then I took a stroll out among the quality,
 DmCDmC
My bundle it was stole in a neat locality;
 DmCDmC
 Something crossed me mind, then I looked behind,
 DmCC
No bundle could I find upon me stick a-wobblin',
 DmCDmC
Enquiring for the rogue, they said me Connaught brogue,
 DmCC
 Wasn't much in vogue on the rocky road to Dublin.
 ACDm
  One, two, three, four five

Chorus

 DmCDm
From there I got away me spirits never failing,
 DmCDmC
 Landed on the quay as the ship was sailing,
 DmCDm
 Captain at me roared, said that no room had he,
 DmCDmC
 When I jumped aboard, a cabin found for Paddy,
 DmCDmC
 Down among the pigs, I played some funny rigs,
 DmCC
 Danced some hearty jigs, the water round me bubblin',
 DmCDmC
When off to Holyhead I wished meself was dead,
 DmCC
Or better far, instead, on the rocky road to Dublin.
 ACDm
  One, two, three, four five

Chorus

 DmCDm
The boys of Liverpool, when we safely landed,
 DmCDmC
 Called meself a fool, I could no longer stand it;
 DmCDm
Me blood began to boil, temper I was losin',
 DmCDmC
 Poor old Erin's isle they began abusin',
 DmCDmC
"Hurrah my soul!" says I, let my shillelagh fly,
 DmCC
Some Galway boys came by, saw I was a hobblein',
 DmCDmC
Then with a loud Hurray, they joined in the affray,
 DmCC
We quickly cleared the way, for the rocky road to Dublin.
 ACDm
  One, two, three, four five

Chorus


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