The Butcher Boy lyrics and chords
Irish Folk song- A traditional song brought back by The Ludlows A tragic story about lost love that leads to suicide. This song was also recorded Sinéad O'Connor, Tommy Makem and by Maureen Hegarty. I think this song may have originally come from England. I have seen several version of the song and the lyrics vary depending on who is singing the song.
In[D] Moore[A] street where I was[D] born,
A butcher[G] boy[A] I loved right[D] well,
He courted me my[A] life away,
And[A7] now with me he will not[D] stay,
I wish my baby it was born,
And smiling on its daddy's knee,
And my poor body to be dead and gone,
With the long green grass growing over me.
He went upstairs and the door he broke,
And found her hanging by a rope,
He took his knife and he cut her down,
And in her pocket these words he found.
Oh make my grave large wide and deep,
Put a marble stone at my head and feet,
And in the middle a turtle dove,
So the world may know,I died for love.
Here's the guitar chords in the key of the Sinead O'Connor version of the song.
In[Bb] Dublin [F]Town where I did [Bb]dwell,
A butcher[Cm] boy I loved so [F]well,
He courted [Bb]me my life a[Cm]way,
And now with [F]me he will not[Bb] stay[Eb] [Bb],
The Butcher Boy Sheet Music And Tin Whistle Notes