In My Liverpool Home Lyrics Chords And Sheet Music
Written by Peter McGovern and a big hit for The Spinners in the early 1960s. The guitar chords are provided here by Marc Fahrbach.
(G)In my (D7)Liverpool (G)Home, (C)in my Liverpool (G)Home
We (C)speak with an accent ex(G)ceedingly rare,
Meet (C)under a statue ex(G)ceedingly bare,
And if you (C)want a Cathedral, we've (G)got one to spare
In (D)my (D7)Liverpool (G)Home.....
I was (G)born in Liverpool, (D)down by the docks
Me (D7)Religion was catholic, occu(G)pation Hard-Knocks
At stealing from lorries (C)I was adept,
And (D)under old (D7)overcoats (G)each night I slept
Way (G)back in the forties the (D)world it went mad
Mister (D7)Hitler threw at us every(G)thing that he had
When the smoke and dust had all (C)cleared from the air
"Thank (D)God" said the ald (D7)fella, "The (G)Pier Head's still there"
When (G)I grew up I met (D)Bridget McGann
she (D7)said "Your not much but I'm (G)needin a man"
"Well a want sixteen kids and an (C)'ouse out in Speke"
Well the (D)spirit was (D7)willing but the (G)flesh it was weak
There's a (G)place in dis city were the (D)nits de wear clogs
They've (D7)six millon kids and (G)ten million dogs
De play tick with hatchets and I'll (C)tell you no lie
A (D)man's a (D7)coward if he has (G)more than one eye.
The (G)Green and the Orange have (D)battled for years
They've (D7)given us some laughs and they've (G)given us some tears
But Scousers don't want a (C)heavenly reward
They (D)just want the (D7)Green Card to (G)get into Fords
The (G)Dockers Umbrella has (D)bitten the dust
You might (D7)buy a Meccanno, no (G)charge for the rust
Scottie Road is a legend now (C)past away
But you can (D)go down to (D7)Yateses and (G)drink all the day
The sheet music notes are included. Pete McGovern worked for British Rail for fourty two years and passed away 2006 aged 78. He said of the song. ''It's about himself and his love for Liverpool and it's people''The band in the video are The Spinners. Use capo on the 4th fret if playing along with the video, which means you will be playing in the key of B