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Rocky Road to Dublin v1  Traditional

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

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


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

Chorus

In [Dm]Dublin[C] next ar[Dm]rived, I thought it such a pity,
To [Dm]be so[C] soon de[Dm]prived a [C]view of that fine city,
[Dm]Then I[C] took a [Dm]stroll out among the quality,
My [Dm]bundle[C] it was [Dm]stole [C]in a neat locality;
[Dm]Something crossed me [C]mind, [Dm]then I looked be[C]hind,
No[Dm] bundle could I f[C]ind up[C]on me stick a-wobblin',
En[Dm]quiring for the [C]rogue, they [Dm]said me Connaught [C]brogue,
[Dm]Wasn't much in [C]vogue [C]on the rocky road to Dublin.
[A] One, two,[C] three, four[Dm] five

Chorus

From [Dm]there I[C] got a[Dm]way me spirits never failing,
[Dm]Landed[C] on the [Dm]quay [C]as the ship was sailing,
[Dm]Captain[C] at me [Dm]roared, said that no room had he,
[Dm]When I[C] jumped a[Dm]board, a [C]cabin found for Paddy,
[Dm]Down among the [C]pigs, I [Dm]played some funny [C]rigs,
[Dm]Danced some hearty [C]jigs, the [C]water round me bubblin',
When [Dm]off to Holy[C]head I [Dm]wished meself was [C]dead,
Or [Dm]better far, in[C]stead, [C]on the rocky road to Dublin.
[A] One, two,[C] three, four[Dm] five

Chorus

The [Dm]boys of[C] Liver[Dm]pool, when we safely landed,
[Dm]Called m[C]eself a [Dm]fool, I [C]could no longer stand it;
Me [Dm]blood b[C]egan to [Dm]boil, temper I was losin',
[Dm]Poor old[C] Erin's [Dm]isle [C]they began abusin',
"Hur[Dm]rah my soul!" says[C] I, let [Dm]my shillelagh [C]fly,
Some [Dm]Galway boys came [C]by, [C]saw I was a hobblein’,
Then [Dm]with a loud Hur[C]ray, they [Dm]joined in the af[C]fray,
We [Dm]quickly cleared the [C]way, [C]for the rocky road to Dublin.
[A] One, two,[C] three, four[Dm] five

Chorus

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