Sonny's Dream Song Lyrics And Guitar Chords
Man Of A Thousand Songs Lyrics Are Also Included. The sheet music and ukulele chord shapes are included. Written by Ron Hynes (December 7, 1950 – November 19, 2015). I first heard Christy Moore sing this beauty. It later became a Huge on :Woman's Heart Album with Mary Black. The video is Christy Moore, tin whistle notes are included. The song was also recorded by Irish singer Liam Clancy, Pat O'Hara, McGinty and by Emmylou Harris Dolores Keane with Mary Black and Scottish singer Hamish Imlach. The tin whistle notes are included along with a youtube video showing how to play the song.
[D]Sonny don't go away, I'm here all alone,
Your daddy's a sailer [G] never came [D] home,
[A]Nights are so long, silence goes on,
[G]I'm feeling so[D ] tired, not all that [A]strong
Sonny lives on a farm,in a wide open space,
Take off your shoes,stay out of the race,
Lay down your head by the soft river bed,
Sonny always remembers the words mammy said.
Sonny works on the land,though he's barley a man
There's not much to do,he does what he can,
He sits by the window,of his room by the stairs,
He watches the waves gently wash on the pier.
Many years have gone by,Sonny's old and alone,
His daddy the sailor never came home
Sometimes he wanders what his life might have been
But from the grave mammy still haunts his dreams.
[Repeat first verse]
Here's the chords for the key that Christy sings the song in.
[D]Sonny [G]don't go away, [D]I'm [G]here all alone,
[D]Your [G]daddy's a sai[D]lor [C] never came [G] home,
[D]Nights are so long, silence goes on,
I'm [C]feeling so tired, [G]not all that [D]strong.
And here's the chords that Mary Black sings the song in.
[F#]Sonny lives on a farm, [C#]In a wide[F#] open space
Take off you're shoes, stay [B]out of the [F#]race
[C#]Lay down you're head by the soft river bed
Sonny [B] always remembers the[F#] words mamma[C#] Said
A B D D E F A D D E F
Sonny dont go away I'm here all alone
A f f e d A B A G A
Your daddy's a salor never comes home
e e f e e e f e
Nights are so long silence goes on
d d d B G A G F E
I'm feeling so tired not all that strong
Man Of A Thousand Songs
Guitar chords by Bon Sharpe
Intro G7 C G7 C G7
He got a [C] crim-son red tat-too keeps it hid-den just a -[F]- bove his t-shirt sleeve
It's a brok-en heart and the in -[C]- scrip-tion reads 'No love songs if you [G] please',
[C] But he don't real-ly mean that, Yes it's on-ly cheek-y [F] tongue,
He stands up and sings one [C] ev'-ry night, He's the [G7] man of a thou-sand [C] songs. [G]
He knows the [C] street like he knows his last name And the [F] cit-y from the wrong side out,
He knows that time is cruel and an-y [C] man's a fool Who hides the truth be-hind his [G] mouth;
He knows The [C] Duke of Earl, he knows My Girl, And The House of the Ris - ing [F] Sun,
The o-pen-in line on his [C] mar-quee sign reads 'The [G] man of a thou-sand [C] songs'.
He knows an [G] old ho-tel where the desk clerk Will sell you your [F] soul back reas-'nab-ly [C] cheap.
Or this [G] guy you can call when you're crawl-in' the wall
And the [Am7] whole / [D] town's / [Dm7] a-sleep. [G7]
He don't [C] prom-ise what he don't de-liv-er He keeps [F] it all in the eas-y keys.
He don't dream be-yond his ex-pec -[C]- tat-ions But he got the stance down to a [G] 'T';
He got a [C] friend in the back - stage alley Got just the thing to make the night move a -[F]- long.
He's tak-in' all re-quests as you [C] might have guessed,
second time sung [G7/Ab [Am]