Morningtown Ride Lyrics And Guitar Chords
Not an Irish song but a folk song. Written by Malvina Reynolda and recorded by The Seekers 1966. Tin whistle sheet music included. The youtube video is of myself and I'm using a capo on the 2nd fret. There's also a version of the chords in the key of D. The Seekers play the song in the key of G Major.
The Seekers Play This Song in the key of G just like this version/
[G]Train whistle blowin',
[C]Makes a sleepy [G]noise;
[C]Underneath their [G]blankets
Go [Am]all the girls and [D]boys.
[G]Rockin', rollin', ridin',
[C]Out along the [G]bay,
[C]All bound for [G]Morningtown,
[D]Many miles a[G]way.
[G]Driver at the engine,
[C]Fireman rings the [G]bell,
[C]Sandman swings the [G]lantern
To [Am]show that all is [D]well.
[G]Maybe it is raining
[C]Where our train will [G]ride;
[C]All the little [G]travellers
Are [Am]warm and snug in[D]side.
[G]Somewhere there is sunshine,
[C]Somewhere there is [G]day,
[C]Somewhere there is [G]Morningtown,
[Am]Many miles a[D]way.
Here are the chords in the key of D
[D]Train whistle blowin',[G] makes a sleepy[D] noise
[G]Underneath their[D] blankets go[A] all the girls and boys
[D]Rockin', Rollin', Ridin', [G]out along the[D] bay
[D]All bound for[G] Morning[D]town,[A] many miles a-[D]way[A]
The youtube video by myself is here to give you an idea how to strum along with the song. I'm using a capo on the 2nd fret, so the key is A Major. But you don't have to use a capo, example, placing the capo on the 4th fret you'd be in the key of B, with it on the 5th you'd be playing in C.
Note - The letter notes version is set in a different key than the tin whistle sheet music and is not suited for a D whistle.