Sonny's Dream Song Lyrics And Guitar Chords
Written by Ron Hynes (December 7, 1950 – November 19, 2015). I first heard Christy Moore sing this beauty. It later became a Huge on :Woman's Heart Album with Mary Black. The video is Christy Moore, tin whistle notes are included. The song was also recorded by Irish singer Liam Clancy, Pat O'Hara, McGinty and by Emmylou Harris Dolores Keane with Mary Black. The tin whistle notes are included along with a youtube video showing how to play the song.
[D]Sonny don't go away, I'm here all alone,
Your daddy's a sailer [G] never came [D] home,
[A]Nights are so long, silence goes on,
[G]I'm feeling so[D ] tired, not all that [A]strong
Sonny lives on a farm,in a wide open space,
Take off your shoes,stay out of the race,
Lay down your head by the soft river bed,
Sonny always remembers the words mammy said.
Sonny works on the land,though he's barley a man
There's not much to do,he does what he can,
He sits by the window,of his room by the stairs,
He watches the waves gently wash on the pier.
Many years have gone by,Sonny's old and alone,
His daddy the sailor never came home
Sometimes he wanders what his life might have been
But from the grave mammy still haunts his dreams.
[Repeat first verse]
Here's the chords for the key that Christy sings the song in.
[D]Sonny [G]don't go away, [D]I'm [G]here all alone,
[D]Your [G]daddy's a sai[D]lor [C] never came [G] home,
[D]Nights are so long, silence goes on,
I'm [C]feeling so tired, [G]not all that [D]strong.
And here's the chords that Mary Black sings the song in.
[F#]Sonny lives on a farm, [C#]In a wide[F#] open space
Take off you're shoes, stay [B]out of the [F#]race
[C#]Lay down you're head by the soft river bed
Sonny [B] always remembers the[F#] words mamma[C#] Said
A B D D E F A D D E F
Sonny dont go away I'm here all alone
A f f e d A B A G A
Your daddy's a salor never comes home
e e f e e e f e
Nights are so long silence goes on
d d d B G A G F E
I'm feeling so tired not all that strong