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The Irish Rover chords

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       G                                      C
In the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and six, 
       G                           D
We set sail from the sweet cove of Cork 
        G                            C
We were sailing away with a cargo of bricks 
        G                      G
For the grand City Hall in New York 
          G                        D
She was a wonderful craft, she was rigged 'fore and aft 
        G              C 
And how the wild winds drove her 
           G                       Em           C
She 'stood several blasts, she had twenty-three masts 
         G              C
And they called her the Irish Rover
          G                                  C
There was Barney McGee from the banks of the Lee 
          G                   D
There was Hogan from County Tyrone 
          G                                     C
There was Johnny McGurk who was scared stiff of work 
      G                         G
And a man from Westmeath called Malone 
          G                       D
There was Slugger O'Toole who was drunk as a rule 
G                            D
And fighting Bill Tracy from Dover 
         G                         Em
And your man Mick McCann, from the banks of the Bann 
        G              D     G
Was the skipper of the Irish Rover
       G                                  C 
We had one million bags of the best Sligo ags 
       G                      D
We had two million barrels of stones 
       G                                        C
We had three million sides of old blind horses' hides 
       G            D          G
We had four million barrels of bones 
       G                     D
We had five million hogs and six million dogs 
G                            D
And seven million barrels of porter 
       G                          Em           C
We had eight million bales of old nanny goats' tails 
       G           D     G
In the hold of the Irish Rover
       G                                         C
We had sailed seven years when the measles broke out 
        G                        D
And our ship lost her way in the fog 
        G                                     C 
And the whole of the crew was reduced down to two 
      G          D                 G
'Twas meself and the captain's old dog 
         G                           D
Then the ship struck a rock; oh Lord what a shock 
G                              D
The bulkhead  was turned right over 
          G                        Em                   C
We turned nine times around - then the poor old dog was drowned 
        G               D     G
Now I'm the last of the Irish Rover

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