Let Him Go Let Him Tarry Irish song lyrics and guitar chords
From 1900s, A traditional Irish song. First recorded by Gracie Fields. Sheet music notes included here. The song was also recorded by The Irish Rovers ballad group, Jean Simmons, Ann Breen and Elenor Shanley. Ruby sings it in the key of C.
[C]Let him go, let him[C7] tarry,[F] let him sink or let him [C]swim;
He[G7] don't care for me, and I'm sure I don't for [C]him
[C]He can go and find an[C7]other, and I[F] hope she'll bring him[C] joy
For[G7] I'm goin' to marry a far nicer [C]boy.
Farewell to cold winter, now that summer's come at last;
Nothing have I gained, but my true love I have lost.
I'll sing and I'll be happy like a bird upon the tree
For since he deceived me, I care no more for he.
He wrote me a letter saying he was very bad,
I sent him back an answer saying I was very glad.
He wrote me another saying he was well and strong,
But I care no more for him than the ground he walks upon.
Some of his friends had a good kind wish for me,
Others of his friends, they could hang me from a tree;
But soon I'll let them see my love, and soon I'll let them know
That I can get a new sweetheart on any ground I go.
He can go to his old mother,now, and set her mind at ease,
For she's a mean old woman, and very hard to please,
It's slighting me and talking ill is all she's ever done
Since I was courtin' her great big ugly son
Chords in the key of G
[G]Let him go, let him[G7] tarry,[C] let him sink or let him [G]swim;
He[D7] don't care for me, and I'm sure I don't for [G]him
[G]He can go and find an[G7]other, and I[C] hope she'll bring him[G] joy
For[D7] I'm goin' to marry a far nicer [G]boy.