Home Boys Home Guitar Chords And Lyrics
The sheet music is included. This is a traditional folk song with some versions dating back to the 1600's. It was recorded by The Dubliners with Luke Kelly on vocals. The first set of guitar chords are the one's I use when playing the song. I have included the chords in the key of G also as that's the key the Dubliners used when playing the song. Also recorded by The Clancy Brothers with Tommy Makem, Patsy Watchorn, The Blarney Lads, Ryans Fancy and Barnbrack.
Well[D] who wouldn't be a sailor lad,sailing on the main,
To[A] gain the good will of his[D] captain's good name,
He came[G] ashore one[D] evening for to[A] be,
And that was the beginning of me old true love and[D] me.
And[D] it's home boys home,home I'd like to be,
[G]Home for a[D] while in me own[A] country,
Where the[D] Oak and the[G] Ash,and the[D] bonny Rowan[A] tree,
Are all growing greener in the old[D] country.
Well I asked her for a candle for to light me way to bed,
And likewise fora handkerchief to tie around me head,
She tended to me needs like a young maid aught to do,
And then I said to her now would you lep in with me too.
Well she jumped into bed making no alarm,
Thinking a young sailor lad could do to her no harm,
Well I hugged her and I kissed her the whole night long,
Till she wished the short night,had been seven years long.
Well early next morning the sailor lad arose,
And into Mary's apron threw a handful of gold,
Saying take this me dear for the mischief that ive done,
For tonight I fear I've left you with a daughter or a son.
Well if it be a girl child send her out to nurse,
With gold in her pocket and silver in her purse,
And if it be a boy child,he'll ware the jacket blue,
And go climbing up the riggin like his daddy used to do.
Here are the chords as used by Luke Kelly and The Dubliners in the youtube video.
[G]Well who [D]wouldn't be a [G]sailor lad,sailing on the [D]main,
To gain the good [G]will of his captain's good name,
He came[G] ashore one evening for to[D] be,
And [C]that was the beginning of me [D]old true love and[G] me.
And[G] it's home boys home,home I'd like to be,
[G]Home for a while in me own count[D]ry,
Where the[G] Oak and the[C] Ash,and the[G] bonny Rowan[D] tree,
Are [G]all growing greener in the old country.
Sheet Music For Home Boys Home