Whiskey On A Sunday Song Lyrics And Chords
Glen Hughes wrote this song in Liverpool around 1959. Danny Doyle had a mighty hit with this song, Danny was born in Dublin but now lives in America. The sheet music and tin whistle notes for Whiskey On A Sunday are included, There is a three chord version included. Also recorded by The Dubliners. The original first line of the song is ''Bevington Bush'' which got changed to Beggers Bush when it was recorded by Irish singers. Bevington Bush was a hotel in Liverpool.
He[C] sits on the[Am] corner of[Dm] Beggers[F] Bush,the[G] stride of an old packing[C] case,
And the[Am] dolls at the end of the[Dm] plank were [F]dancing,as he[G] crooned wit a smile on his[C] face.
[Am]Come day[Dm] go day,[G]wishing me heart it was [C]Sunday,
[Am]Drinking Buttermilk[Dm] all the week,[G]Whiskey on a[C] Sunday
His tired old hands from the wodde beam,
And the puppets they danced up and down,
A far better show than you ever will see,
In the fanciest theater in tow.
In nineteen O two old Seth Davy died,
And his song was heard no more,
The three dancing dolls in the dustbin were thrown,
And the plank went to mend the back door.
On some stormy night when your passing that way,
With the wind blowing up from the sea,
You can still hear the sound of old Seth Davy,
As he croons to his dancing dolls three.
Here is a simplified version of the chords in the key of D Major.
He[D] sits on the corner of[Em] Beggers[G] Bush
A[A] stride of an old packing[D] case
And the[D] dolls at the end of the[Em] plank were [G]dancing
As he[A] crooned with a smile on his[D] face
La,la la,la[D] come day[Em] go day
[A]Wishing me heart it was[D] Sunday
[D]Drinking buttermilk[Em] all the week
[A]Whiskey on a[D] Sunday
Here's the Dubliners version of the guitar chords in the key of D.
He[D] sits on the corner of[Em] Beggers[G] Bush,the[A] stride of an old packing[D] case,
And the[D] dolls at the end of the[Em] plank were dancing,as he[A] crooned wit a smile on his[D] face.
La la la [Bm]la
Come day[A] go day,wishing me heart it was [D]Sunday,La la la [G]la
Drinking [A]Buttermilk all the [Em]week,[A]Whiskey on a[D] Sunday
Here's the tin whistle sheet music for Whiskey On A Sunday