Irish Rover

Pogues

 GC
On the Fourth of July, 1806
 GD
We set sail from the sweet cove of Cork
 GC
We were sailing away with a cargo of bricks
 GDG
For the Grand City Hall in New York
'Twas a wonderful craft
 D
She was rigged fore and aft
 GD
And oh, how the wild wind drove her
 G
She stood several blasts
 C
She had twenty seven masts
 GDCG
And they called her The Irish Rover

We had one million bags of the best Sligo rags
We had two million barrels of stone
We had three million sides of old blind horses hides
We had four million barrels of bones
We had five million hogs
And six million dogs
Seven million barrels of porter
We had eight million bails of old nanny-goats' tails
In the hold of the Irish Rover

There was awl Mickey Coote
Who played hard on his flute
When the ladies lined up for a set
He was tootin' with skill
For each sparkling quadrille
Though the dancers were fluther'd and bet
With his smart witty talk
He was cock of the walk
And he rolled the dames under and over
They all knew at a glance
When he took up his stance
That he sailed in The Irish Rover

There was Barney McGee
From the banks of the Lee
There was Hogan from County Tyrone
There was Johnny McGurk
Who was scared stiff of work
And a man from Westmeath called Malone
There was Slugger O'Toole
Who was drunk as a rule
And Fighting Bill Treacy from Dover
And your man, Mick MacCann
From the banks of the Bann
Was the skipper of the Irish Rover

We had sailed seven years
When the measles broke out
And the ship lost its way in the fog
And that whale of a crew
Was reduced down to two
Just myself and the Captain's old dog
Then the ship struck a rock
Oh Lord! what a shock
The bulkhead was turned right over
Turned nine times around
And the poor old dog was drowned
And the las of The Irish Rover

***Version 2*** by Harley McPhee (sanch0_panza@hotmail.com)

e|-------------------------------------------|

B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------0-2-4-2-0---0-----------------|
D|-0--------0------------2---2-0-2-0---------|
A|---2--2--3-------------------------2-3-2-0-|
E|-----3-------------------------------------|
On the fourth.......................of cork

e|-----------------------------------------|

B|-----------------------------------------|
G|------------0-2-4-2-0---0----------------|
D|-0--------0-----------2--2-0-4-5-7-5-4-5-|
A|---2--2-3--------------------------------|
E|-----3-----------------------------------|
we were sailing................new york

e|-------------------------------------------------|

B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-----0-0-2-4--4-0-2-2-----------0-0-2-4-0-2------|
D|-0-0------------------4-0---0-0-------------4--0-|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
Twas a..............aft. And how..........her

e|---------------------------------------------|

B|---------------------------------------------|
G|------------0-2-4-2-0---0--------------------|
D|-0--------0-----------2--2-0-4-5-7-5-4-5-4-5-|
A|---2--2-3------------------------------------|
E|-----3---------------------------------------|
She stood several.................Irish Rover

 GCG
On the Fourth of July, eighteen hundred and six
 D
We set sail from the sweet cove of Cork
 GCG
We were sailing away with a cargo of bricks
 DG
For the Grand City Hall in New York

'Twas a wonderful craft
 D
She was rigged fore and aft
 GD
And oh, how the wild wind drove her
 G
She stood several blasts
 CG
She had twenty seven masts
 DG
And they called her The Irish Rover

(G'day...not too sure about that C chord, have a good one)


Corrected by johnny642. View original
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johnny642 (report comment to admin):
I CORRECTED THIS FOR PURELY SELFISH REASONS...ME 'N SOME LADS FROM WORK WERE TO PLAY AT A 10TH ANNIVERSARY AND WE WANTED EVERYTHING TO BE AROUNG G CHORD....IF ITS RIGHT THEN ITS A FLUKE!!!!!
mccaller (report comment to admin):
these chords are not the ones that are supposed to be played they are wrong or else there is suppose to be a capo used but couldnt figure out where. its useless to anyone!