The Boys Of Killybegs Lyrics And Guitar Chords
This Irish folk song was written by singer / songwriter Tommy Makem ,Tommy is another of Ireland's finest songwriters. Killybegs is on the North West coast of Ireland and is one of the busiest fishing town in Ireland. sheet music notes included in two keys. This fine song became part of the set list for many ballad singers around Ireland, thanks to Tommy Makem. Go back to The Clancy Brothers Songs .
[G]There are wild and [C]rocky[G] hills on the [F]coast of [C]Done[G]gal.
And the fishermen are[Em] hearty, brave and[A] free,
And the[G] big At[C]lantic[G] swell is a[F] thing they know [C]right[G] well,
As they fight to take a[D] living from the[G] sea.
With a [G]pleasant,[C] rolling[G] sea and the[C] herring running[G] free,
And the fleet all riding[Em] gently through the[A] foam,
When the[G] boats are[C] loaded[G] down there'll be [C]singing in the[G] town,
When the boys of Killy[D]begs come rolling[G] home.
Well you've donned your rubber boots and you've got your oil-skins on,
And you check your gear to see that it's okay,
And your jumper keeps you warm for it's cold before the dawn,
And you're ready to begin another day.
Now you're headed out to sea and the wind is running free,
And you cast your nets as rain begins to fall,
But the sun comes riding high and the clouds will soon go by,
And today you'll maybe take a bumper haul.
When the weather's blowing rough and the work gets very tough,
And the ropes will raise the welts upon your hands,
But you'll never leave the sea for whoever you may be,
When it's in your blood it's hard to live on land.
Well there's purple on the hills and there's green down by the shore,
And the sun has spilled his gold upon the sea,
And there's silver down below where the herring fishes go,
When we catch them there'll be gold for you and me.
The Boys Of Killybegs Sheet Music