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Crooked Jack ukulele

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  I figured this song out the other day I believe it is correct. it is an old irish folk song


   Am                   C        G
   come Irish men both young and old

        Am                G
   with adventure in your soul 

   Am                       C          G
   there are better ways to spend your days

   Am          G      Am
   than tiolen down a hole


   (chorus)

          C                    G
    I was tall and true all of six foot two

              Am       G         Am
    till they broke me across the back

    Am                       C      G
    By a name I'm known it's not my own 

         Am      G       Am
    they call me crooked jack 


   (second verse)

    Am                    C       G
    the blue eyed gangers pet was I

        Am               G
    Big Jack could do no wrong

    Am                C   G
    the reason simply was because

            Am        G         Am
    I could work hard hours and long

   
    (chorus)


     (third verse)


    I've seen men old before their time
    their faces dark and gray
    I never thought that I myself
    Would soon be the self same way


    (Chorus)
    (third verse)

    I cursed the day I went away
    To work on those Hydro dams
    for sweat and tears or hope and fear
    bound up a shuddering jams

    (chorus)
    (final verse)

     they say that honest toil is good
     for the body and the soul
     but I tell you boys it's blood and sweat
     that they want you down a hole.



    
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joseph.a.clark. 10 Apr 16, 2014 05:09 PM

These are the chords I figured out, too. I used to listen to Ed Miller sing it on "At Home With the Exiles", and played along and the chords seemed to resonate true to what he was playing. I know that Ed also uses a capo on the 5th fret for live versions, so he's using different chords then.

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