Spancil Hill

Christy Moore

Last night as I lay dreaming of pleasant days gone by
My mind being bent on rambling to Ireland I did fly
I stepped on board a vision and I followed with a will
And I shortly came to anchor near the cross of Spancil Hill

It was on the 23rd of June the day before the fair
When lreland's sons and daughters all assembled there
The young and the old, the brave and the bold their duty to fulfill
By the little church in Clooney about a mile from Spancil Hill

I went to see my neighbors to see what they would say
The old ones were all dead and gone and the young one's turning grey
I met with tailor Quigley, he's as bould as ever still
Sure he used to mend me britches when I lived in Spancil Hill

I paid a flying visit to my first and only love
She's as fair as any lily and as gentle as a dove
She threw her arms around me saying "Johnny I love you still
" Oh she's Ned the rangers daughter and the flower of Spancil HiII

I dreamt I held and kissed her as in the days of yore
She said, "Johnny you're only joking as many's the time before"
The cock crew in the morning he crew both loud and shrill
And I awoke in California, many miles from Spancil Hill.

Depending on your vocal range, the chords above can be transposed easily:

= Am G C

= Dm C F

= Em D G

= F#m E A


The above is solely MY INTERPRETATION of this great song, in a format aimed at learning guitarists.
No attempt has been made to copy or reproduce the artist's or publisher's sheet music for the song,
if such exists.

It can be used for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. To play the song as it should be played, you should
purchase the official sheetmusic for the song. You should also purchase and listen to the song to learn
the rhythm and timing of the song - this is essential if you wish to play the song with any degree of accuracy


Transcriber: P.J. Murphy

Corrected by lostweegie. View original
A Bm D
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