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Johnny Jump Up Chords

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Full song with no capo and simple chords - in the original I believe that it is played with capo at 2 and transposed down a 2 semi tones starting with a Dm. Was this info helpful? Yes No
[Verse 1]
     Em
I'll tell ye a story that happened to me
    D
One day as I went out to Youghal by the Sea
    Em                        G          D
The sun it was bright and the day it was warm
     Em         D             Em    D  Em
Says I, A quiet pint wouldn't do me no harm

  Em 
I went to the barman, I says give me a stout
         D
Says the barman, I'm sorry all the beer is sold out
    Em                    G            D
Try whiskey or vodka, ten years in the wood
     Em          D        Em    D        Em
Says I, I'll try cider, I heard that it's good

[Chorus]
   Em
Oh never, oh never, oh never again
     D
If I live to a hundred or a hundred and ten
  Em                       G            D
I fell to the ground and I couldn't get up
      Em         D           Em     D    Em
After drinking a pint of the Johnny Jump Up

[Verse 2]
      Em 
After lowering the third I headed straight for the yard
        D 
Where I bumped into Brophy the big civic guard
        Em                             G            D
He says come here to me boy, don't you know I'm the law
       Em            D          Em        D   Em
Well I upped with my fist and I shattered his jaw

   Em          
He fell to the ground with his knees crumpled up
       D
But it wasn't I hit him, t'was the johnny jump
        Em                       G              D
And the next thing I met down in Youghal by the Sea
      Em         D             Em      D  Em
Was a cripple on crutches, and says he to me

     Em
I'm afraid o' me life I'll be hit by a car
          D
Would you help me across to the Railwayman's Bar
    Em                       G        D     
And after three pints of the cider so sweet
   Em             D               Em        D   Em
He threw down his crutches and he danced on his feet

[Chorus]
   Em
Oh never, oh never, oh never again
     D
If I live to a hundred or a hundred and ten
  Em                       G            D
I fell to the ground and I couldn't get up
      Em         D           Em     D    Em
After drinking a pint of the Johnny Jump Up

[Verse 3]
      Em         
Now I went up the Lee road a friend for to see
     D
They call it the Madhouse in Cork by the Lee
    Em                       G          D
But when I got up there, the truth I do tell
     Em           D             Em    D   Em
They had the poor bugger locked up in his cell

         Em                    
Says the guard testing him, say these words if you can
  D
'Around the rugged rocks the ragged rascal ran'
     Em                       G            D
Tell them I'm not crazy, tell them I'm not mad
      Em       D             Em    D Em 
T'was only six pints of that cider I had

      Em
Now a man died in the Union by the name of Mcnabb
     D
They washed him and laid him outside on a slab
    Em                G                D
And after the parlors measurements did take
    Em            D         Em     D    Em
His wife took him home to a bloody fine wake

      Em
'Twas about twelve o'clock and the beer it was high
    D
The corpse he sat up and he says with a sigh
  Em                        G            D
I can't get to heaven, they won't let me up
       Em           D           Em     D    Em
Till I bring them a pint of the Johnny Jump Up

[Chorus]
   Em
Oh never, oh never, oh never again
     D
If I live to a hundred or a hundred and ten
  Em                       G            D
I fell to the ground and I couldn't get up
      Em         D           Em     D    Em
After drinking a pint of the Johnny Jump Up

   Em
Oh never, oh never, oh never again
     D
If I live to a hundred or a hundred and ten
  Em                       G            D
I fell to the ground and I couldn't get up
      Em         D           Em     D    Em
After drinking a pint of the Johnny Jump Up
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