The Old Man Lyrics And Chords
This Irish folk song is about the passing of a father. The song was written by By Phil Coulter and Recorded by The Fureys And Davie Arthur who sing the song in the youtube video., also by Celtic Thunder and John McDermot. Some people call this song ''My Old Man'' , it's one of the most popular songs on the site and Finbar Furey does the best version I've ever heard. To play along with the youtube video use the guitar chords I have given. The tin whistle sheet music is included.
Intro. guitar chords
G C G D
The[G] tears have all been[C] shed now,we've[D] said our last good[G]bye's,
His [E]soul's been blessed,he's[Am] laid to rest,and it's [A]now I feel[D] alone,
He was[G] more that just a[C] father,a[D] teacher my best[G] friend,
And he can [E]still be heard in the[Am] tunes we[A] shared,as we played them on our[D] own.[D7]
I[C] never will[G] forget him for he[C] made me what I [G]am,
Though he[C] may be[Em] gone memories[D] linger[Em] on,
And I[Am] miss [D]him,[D]the old[G] man.
As a boy he'd take me walking,through mountain field and stream,
And he'd show me things not known to kings,a secret between him and me,
Like the colours of the pheasent,as she rises in the dawn,
And how to fish and make a wish,beside the holy tree.
Ithought he'd live forever,he seemed so big and strong,
But the minuits fly,the years roll by,for a father and his son,
Then suddenly when it happened,there was so much unsaid,
No second chance to tell him thanks for everything he's done.
Here's the chords for the key of D
The[D] tears have all been[G] shed now,we've[A] said our last good[D]bye's,
His [B]soul's been blessed,he's[Em] laid to rest,and it's [E]now I feel[A] alone,
He was[D] more that just a[G] father,a[A] teacher my best[D] friend,
And he can [B]still be heard in the[Em] tunes we[E] shared,as we played them on our[A] own.[A7]
I[G] never will[D] forget him for he[G] made me what I [D]am,
Though he[G] may be[Bm] gone memories[A] linger[Bm] on,
And I[Em] miss [A]him,[A]the old[D] man.