Neil Goe's Farewell To Whiskey Lyrics, Guitar Chords and sheet music
The Scottish song was written by Neil Goe about two hundred years ago. The tin whistle notes are included. Also included are the chord shapes for the ukulele.
[D]You've surely heard o' [Em]famous Neil,
The[D] man that [A]played the [D]fiddle weel,
I [G]wat he [D]was a [A7]canty chiel',
And [D]dearly lo'[A]ed the [D]whiskey, O!
And ay sin' he wore [A7]tartan trews,
He [D]dearly lo'ed the Athole brose;
And[G] wae was [D]he you [A7]may suppose,
To [D]play fare[A]weel to [D]whiskey, O.
Alake, quoth Neil, I'm frail and auld,
And find my bluid grows unco cauld,
I think 'twad mak me blythe and bauld,
A wee drap highland whiskey, O
Yet the doctors they do agree,
That whiskey's no the drink for me:
Saul, quoth, 'twill spoil my glee,
Should they part me and whiskey, O.
Tho' I can get baith wine and ale,
And find my head and fingers hale,
I'll be content, tho' legs should fail,
To play fareweel to whiskey, O.
But still I think on auld lang syne,
When Paradise our friends did tyne,
Because something ran in their mind
Forbid, like highland whiskey, O.
Come, a' ye powers of music, come!
I find my heart grows unco glum;
My fiddle-strings will no play bum
To say fareweel to whiskey, O.
Yet I'll tak my fiddle in my hand,
And screw the pegs up while they'll stand,
To mak a lamentation grand,
On gude auld highland whiskey, O.
Here's another version of the guitar chords for the key of G.
[G]You've surely heard o' [Am]famous Neil,
The[G] man that [D]played the [G]fiddle weel,
I [C]wat he [G]was a [D7]canty chiel',
And [G]dearly lo'[D]ed the [G]whiskey, O!
And ay sin' he wore [D7]tartan trews,
He [G]dearly lo'ed the Athole brose;
And[C] wae was [G]he you [D7]may suppose,
To [G]play fare[D]weel to [G]whiskey, O.