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Liam Clancy - Navy Boots On

## NOTE: I have left the title spelled 'Navy', as it is on the record.  ##
##       However, the correct spelling and pronunciation is 'Navvy', a  ##
##       contraction of the word Navigator. That is what the unskilled  ## 
##       Irish canal and railroad labourers were called in England.     ##

CAPO: 1st Fret


[VERSE 1:]
                           F             C
I'm a bold Irish navvy who worked on the line
                                    F         G
And the first place I worked was Newcastle-on-Tyne
    C                         F           G
But through a misfortune that happened in fun
    C                       F           C
I remember the night I'd me navvy boots on

[VERSE 2:]
                               F             C
When the day's work was over I shaved off me beard
                          F           G
To meet the young lady, I was well prepared
       C                      F            G
For to meet the young lady, I then hurried down
      C                          F           C
And I met her that night with me navvy boots on

[VERSE 3:]
                                 F            C
When I knocked on her window, my knock it was low
                                 F             G
When I knocked on her window, my knock she did know
    C                          F           G
She jumped out of bed crying, "Is that you John?"
          C                         F           C
"Well, it even it is, love, with me navvy boots on"

[VERSE 4:]
                               F        C
Then she opened the door and invited me in
                                F         G
"Come up to the fire, love, and warm your skin"
          C                            F               G
Well, her room door being open and the blankets turned down
  C                       F           C
I jumped into bed with me navvy boots on

[VERSE 5:]
                                F             C
It was all of that night we did sport and did play
                             F            G
Never thinking of time as it soon passed away
         C                          F           G
Then she leaped out of bed crying, "What have I done?
        C                           F           C
For the child will be born with his navvy boots on"

[VERSE 6:]
                           F          C
I chastised me love so for talking so wild
                                 F            G
"Ya foolish young girl, you will never have a child"
    C                         F            G
For all that I, ditched her, 'twas only in fun
       C                     F           C
Then I ran like hell with me navvy boots on

[VERSE 7:]
                             F           C
It was very soon after I was summoned to court
                            F         G
To pay for me sins there as every man ought
       C                     F           G
I give ten bob a week now to pay for the fun
       C                      F           C
That I had that night with me navvy boots on

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