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Maura O'Connell - The Blacksmith


CAPO: 3rd Fret



[Verse 1] 
  Am                 G        Em         Am
A blacksmith courted me, nine months and better
   Am            G         Em         Am
He fairly won my heart, he wrote me a letter
         C             Em       Am        G     
With his hammer in his hand, he looked so clever
       Am             Em    C               Am
And if I were with my love, I would live forever


[Verse 2] 
    Am               G              Em          Am
"O, where is my love gone, with his cheeks like roses?
      Am              G    Em            Am
He is gone across the sea, gathering primroses
     C                 Em        Am                  G
I'm afraid the shining sun might burn and scorch his beauty
       Am             Em    C             Am
And if I were with my love, I would do my duty


[Verse 3] 
         Am              G             Em        Am
"Strange news is come to town, strange news is a-carried
       Am                 G            Em        Am
Strange news flies up and down that my love is a-married
     C                   Em   Am                G
O, I wish them both much joy, though they don't hear me
       Am             Em    C             Am
And if I were with my love, I would do my duty


[Verse 4] 
         Am              G  Em             Am
"O, what did you promise me when you lay beside me?
    Am               G       Em    Am
You said you'd marry me, and not deny me."
      C              Em         Am      G
"If I said I'd marry you, 'twas only to try you
   Am                  Em        C          Am
So bring your witness, love, and I'll not deny you."


[Verse 5] 
    Am             G         Em    Am
"O, witness have I none save god almighty
        Am            G            Em           Am
And may he reward you well for the slighting of me."
    C                  Em      Am                  G
Her lips grew pale and wan, it made her poor heart tremble
       Am                  Em       C           Am
For to think she had loved one, and he proved deceitful


[Verse 6] 
  Am                 G        Em         Am
A blacksmith courted me, nine months and better
   Am            G         Em         Am
He fairly won my heart, he wrote me a letter
         C             Em       Am        G     
With his hammer in his hand, he looked so clever
       Am             Em    C               Am
And if I were with my love, I would live forever

            
            
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