Red Haired Mary Lyrics and guitar chords
Written by Sean McCarthy who also wrote Shanagolden, ''Step It Out Mary'' Highland Paddy' The Hills Of Connemara' . Sean was born in Listowel Co. Kerry 1923. The video is of Foster And Allen singing Red Haired Mary, also recorded by The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem, The Kilkenny's, Danny Doyle plus Dervish. Released in July 2015 by Patrick Feeney. The tin whistle sheet music notes are included.
Red Haired Mary Lyrics And Chords In G Major
[G]O, 'twas going to the fair in[D7] Dingle[G] one fine morning last [C]July
And[G] walking down the road be[D7]fore me a[G] red-haird girl I [D7]chanced to[G] spy.
cho:[G] Keep your hands off[Em] red-haired Mary
Her[C] and I are to be[G] wed,
[D7]We're seein' the[G] priest this[Em] very morning
[G]Tonight we'll lie in the marriage bed.
"Come ride with me my red-haird maiden, the donkey he will carry two,"
She looked at me with eyes atwinkle, her cheeks a lovely rosy hue.
"Thank you kindly, sir," she answered, then she tossed her bright red hair,
"Seeing as you have the donkey I'll ride with you to the Dingle Fair."
When we reached the town of Dingle, I took her hand to say goodbye,
But a tinker he stepped up behind me and hit me right in my left eye.
Now I was feeling kind of peevish, my poor old eye felt sad and sore
I tapped him gently with my hobnails, and he flew back through
Tim Murphy's door.
He galloped off to find his father, the tallest man I e'er did meet
He tapped me gently with his knuckles, now I am minus two front teeth.
Round the corner came a peeler, told me that I'd broke the law
The donkey kicked him in the kneecap, he fell down and broke his jaw.
Now the red-haired girl she kept on smiling, "Young man I'll come with you,
"We'll forget the priest this very morning, and tonight we'll sleep
in Murphy's bed."
Foster And Allen version of the chords in the key of D.
[D]O, 'twas going to the fair in[A] Dingle one [D]fine morning last Ju[G]ly
And[D] walking down the road be[A]fore me a[D] red-haird girl I [A]chanced to[D] spy.
I [D]went up to her and says I fair [A]maiden
My old [D]ass can carry tw[G]o
Well [D]seeing as you've got a don[A]key
To the Dingle [D]fair I'll [A]ride with [D]you
Well when we reach the Town of [A]Dingle
Sure I took her[D] hand to say good[G]bye
When a tinker [D]man stepped up beside [A]me
And he [D]belted me in my left eye
cho: [D]Keep your hands off red-haired Mary
Her and I are to be wed,
We're seein' the priest this very morning
Tonight we'll lie in the marriage bed.
Tin Whistle Sheet Music For Red Haired Mary