Johnny Doyle lyrics and chords by Charlie And The Bhoys
Johnny died oct. 1981 age 30 and this is his tribute song. If you'r playing along with the video then place the capo on the 5th fret, that's the way Charlie And The Bhoys play this one. You will be playing in C flat. The tune is very much like The Banks Of Marble by The Irish Brigade.
I’ve[G] travelled round these islands, from [C]shore to shining [G]shore
I’ve[G] met so many heroes from the [D]team that I adore
I [G]followed Glasgow Celtic, from [C]Lisbon to Aber[G]deen
But I always remember Johnny Doyle [D]in the [G]Green.
He [G]came from Ayr United, to[C] join his favourite [G]team
To play for Glasgow Celtic, would [D]fulfill his dream
Around[G] about St. Patrick’s Day, [C]signed by Big Jock [G]Stein
He played only for the jersey, Johnny [D]Doyle in the [G]Green.
And [C]Johnny Doyle [G]told me, not long before he died
He said I [C]love my Glasgow [G]Celtic
Because I'm just a [D]Celtic [G]boy.
In Europe 1980, we all know what Johnny did
He capped a great performance, against Real Madrid
He rose with two defenders, to win the ball so clean
With Sabido and Camacho, was John Doyle in the Green.
So in your prayers remember, a gallant Celtic son
His young life cut so cruelly, in 1981
The nineteenth of October, turned a gray and rainy day
And then I heard John Doyle, had sadly passed away.