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Reel In The Flickering Light chords

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REEL IN THE FLICKERING LIGHT     CHRISTY MOORE


[Verse]
   G                 C                   A          D 
As I walked home one evenin' I know this takes some believin',
  G              C                  D         D7      G
I met a group of creatures with the strangest lookin' features.
  G                                         A 
A poor old dog with a worm and a weed and a fine old pigeon, yes indeed,
      G               C                G        D           G
Daddy Longlegs jumped up sprightly and danced a reel in the flickering light.

 
[CHORUS]

    G            C
Oh, round we go, heel to the toe,
      G               C
Daddy Longlegs jumped up spright
    G             D           G
And danced in the reel of the flickering light.
 

[Verse]
       G              C               A               D
On his thin and wispy spindles he was deft and he was nimble,
    G                    C       D       D7  G 
His eyes were scientific and his dancing was terrific.
    G                                          A
The rats and the worms they made a din and the nettles in the corner took it in,
     G          C                         G            D           G
'Oh God' sez I 'tonight's the night we'll dance to the reel in the flickering light!'
 

[CHORUS]
     G            C 
Oh, round we go, heel to the toe,
       G               C 
Daddy Longlegs jumped up spright
     G             D           G 
And danced in the reel of the flickering light.


[Verse]
  G              C               A               D
Then he looked at me directly with a gaze that could dissect me,
  G                    C       D       D7  G 
And he asked me in a whisper 'Have you got any sisters?'.
    G                                          A
' Good God Almighty' says I to him ' what sort of a man do you think I am?
G          C                         G            D           G
I've only one and she's not your type, she wouldn't dance a reel in the flickering light!'
 

 [CHORUS]
     G            C 
Oh, round we go, heel to the toe,
       G               C 
Daddy Longlegs jumped up spright
     G             D           G
 And danced in the reel of the flickering light.


[Verse]
 G              C               A               D 
Sez he 'Does she come from another planet? Does she have a bee in her bonnet?
  G                    C       D       D7  G 
Does she do her daily duties? You never know we might be suited'.
   G                                          A
And the rats and the worms began to laugh and some of them started shufflin' off.
G          C                         G            D           G
We're gonna to have some fun tonight, gettin' ready for the reel in the flickering light.
 

[CHORUS]
     G            C 
Oh, round we go, heel to the toe,
       G               C 
Daddy Longlegs jumped up spright
     G             D           G
 And danced in the reel of the flickering light.
 

[Verse]
 G              C               A               D
I could see he had no scruples when I looked into his pupils,
  G                    C       D       D7  G 
They were purple or magenta like a statue during Lent.
   G                                          A
I said 'I'll get her right away' 'Good man' says he, now don't delay,
G          C                         G            D           G
We're gonna have some fun tonight'. Then he flipped his legs in the flickering light.
 

 [CHORUS]
     G            C 
Oh, round we go, heel to the toe,
       G               C 
Daddy Longlegs jumped up spright
     G             D           G 
And danced in the reel of the flickering light.


[Verse]
 G              C               A               D
Then up stepped a red carnation and they gave her an ovation.
  G                    C       D       D7  G 
She was warm and enchanting as she slowly started dancing.
   G                                          A
The bright auld pigeon peeled his eye and the nettles and the weeds began to sigh,
G          C                         G            D           G
Daddy Longlegs said 'my, oh my, are we ready for the reel in the flickering light? 
 

 [CHORUS]    
 G            C
 Oh, round we go, heel to the toe,
       G               C 
Daddy Longlegs jumped up spright     
G             D           G
 And danced in the reel of the flickering light.
 

[Verse]
 G              C               A               D
She was gentle, she was charming and I heard him call her Darlin'.
  G                    C       D       D7  G 
He was graceful as a whisper on his delicate legs of silver.
   G                                          A
The rats and the worms were still as mice and the poor auld pigeon said 'that's nice',
G          C                         G            D           G
A shimmering veil of a lovely bride and they danced to the reel in the flickering light.
 

 [CHORUS]    
 G            C 
Oh, round we go, heel to the toe, 
      G               C 
Daddy Longlegs jumped up spright
     G             D           G 
And danced in the reel of the flickering light. 

            
            
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