Kitty The Rose Of Kilrea Lyrics And Chords By The Irish Rovers
The lyrics and chords fit the Irish Rovers.
There's several songs about the name Kitty here on the site. The Pogues song Kitty is probably the the top song even though it's mostly Pogues fans who know it .
Flute Intro: Em-Em-Bm-Em
Intro: Em-(G-D)-Em-Bm Em-(G-D)-(Em-Bm)-Em Em
I’ve (Em)always been a (G)rover (D)and I’ve (Em)never had a (Bm)care
I’ve (Em)courted every (G)lass I’ve (D)met from (Em)Antrim (Bm)down to (Em)Clare
I’ve (G)never felt the (D)pain of love ‘till (Em)cupid came one (C)day
Now (Em)every thought I’ve (G)had is (D)on me (Em)Kitty (Bm)of Kil(Em)rea!
(C)I love the (G)rose of Kilrea, and (D)one of these days I’ll (Em)dance her away
She’s (C)stolen my heart, and (G)never I’ll part with (D)Kitty the (Bm)rose of Kil(Em)rea.
Her (Em)hair is long and (G)golden (D)and her (Em)eyes are emerald (Bm)green
She’s (Em)well put together from (G)head to (D)toe she’s (Em)every (Bm)young man’s (Em)dream
(G)All of the boys are (D)chasing her and it’s (Em)time I made me (C)play
When (Em)I get bold I (G)will pro(D)pose to (Em)Kitty the (Bm)rose of Kil(Em)rea
In (Em)Belfast city I (G)know a (D)lass with (Em)money and with (Bm)class
She (Em)asked if she could (G)marry (D)me but I (Em)know it (Bm)wouldn’t (Em)last
I (G)told her nice and (D)gently that my (Em)heart would never (C)stray
From the (Em)rose of county (G)Derry (D)and my (Em)Kitty (Bm)of Kil(Em)rea
And (Em)now that we are (G)married (D)we have (Em)children on our (Bm)knee
A (Em)girl just like her (G)mother (D)and a (Em)boy that (Bm)looks like (Em)me
And (G)when I hold her (D)in my arms my (Em)heart still thumps a(C)way
The (Em)king can have his (G)riches, (D)I’ve got (Em)Kitty (Bm)of Kil(Em)rea
Chorus starting with ‚Yes’