Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore Lyrics And Chords
Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore Lyrics And Chords Traditional. There are at least two songs with this title , the first one was a hit for 'The Johnstons' in 1969 , Paul Brady also covered it in Irish. The featured youtube video is by The Buachaills.
The Buachaills who play it in G Major. Always change the key to suit your own voice. Alternative chords C=G, F=C, Bb=F and C7=D7
Oh[C] fare-thee-well, Irela[F]nd, my[Bb] own dear[F] native[C] land
It[F] breaks my[C] heart to see friends part, for it's[C7] then that the[F] teardrops[Bb] fall;
I'm[F] on my[C] way to Amerikay, will I[C7] e'er see[F] my home once[Bb] more?
For[C] now I leave my own true[F] love on Padd[Bb]y's green[F] shamrock[C] shore.
Our ship she lies at anchor, she's standing by the quay
May fortune bright shine down each night, as we sail over the sea
Many ships were lost, many lives it cost on the journey that lies before
With a tear in my eye I'm bidding good-bye to Paddy's Green shamrock shore.
So fare thee well my own true love, I'll think of you night and day
And a place in my mind you surely will find, although I am so far away
Though I'll be alone far away from my home, I'll think of the good
times once more,
Until the day I can make my way back to Paddy's green shamrock shore.
And now the ship is on the waves may heaven protect us all
With the wind in the sail we surely can't fail on this voyage to Baltimore
But my parents and friends did wait till the end, till I could see
them no more
I then took a chance for to glance at Paddy's green shamrock shore.
Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore Different Version Of Lyrics
1. From Derry quay we sailed away on the twenty-third of May
We were taken on board by a pleasant crew, bound for Amerikay
Fresh water then we did take on, five thousand gallons or more
In case we'd run short going to New York far away from the shamrock
2. Then fare thee well, sweet Liza dear and likewise unto Derry town
And twice farewell to my comrades brave that dwell on that sainted
If fame or fortune shall favor me, and I to have money in store
I'll go back and I'll wed the wee lassie I left on Paddy's green
3. At twelve o'clock we came in sight of famous Mullin Head
And Innistrochlin to the right stood out on the ocean's bed.
A grander sight ne'er met my eyes than e'er I saw before
Than the sun going down 'twixt sea and sky far away from the shamrock
4. We sailed three weeks, we were all seasick, not a man on board was free
We were all confined unto our bunks and no-one to pity poor me.
No father kind nor mother dear to lift up my head, which was sore
Which made me think more on the lassie I left on Paddy's green shamrock
5. We safely reached the other side after fifteen and twenty days,
We were taken as passengers by a man and led round in six different
Then each of us drank a parting glass, in case we'd meet no more
And we drank a health to old Ireland and Paddy's green shamrock shore.
We landed on the other side
In three and thirty days
And drinking over a parting glass
We all went our separate ways
We took each comrade by the hand
In case we might never meet more
And we drank a health
To old Ireland
And Paddy's green shamrock shore.