The wake song lyrics and chords
There's another great song about a fella dying and having the wake in the house, which The Dubliners brought out called Finnegan's Wake song.This song is about an Irish wake also. (Colum Sands 2003)Lyrics and chords as used by Colum Sands on his album ‚The Note That Lingers On’.To play along use capo on 1st fret.Chords Marc Fahrbach Intro.D-D-D-D D-D-A-A A-A-A7-D A7-A-D-D
I was (D)talking in my (G)sleep about a (D)wake
I'm sorry for your (G)trouble now says (A)I
I a(D)woke and thought of (G)all the things we (D)say
At the place where people (A)come to laugh and (D)cry.
Ah he (D)went very (G)sudden in the (D)end
But it's good to see him (G)looking like him(A)self
And he (D)never done (G)nobody no (D)harm
Except poor (A)craythur to him(D)self
D-D-D-D D-D-A-A A-A-A7-D A7-A-D-D
Does (D)anybody (G)know what age he (D)was?
He was rightly up in (G)years said Miss Mc (A)Grath
If he'd (D)lived another (G)fortnight I would (D)say,
He'd have lasted two weeks (A)longer than my (D)da,
That would (A)leave him round the ninety mark say (D)I
Says oul Mc Cabe that's (G)not so oul at (A)all
For I'm (D)coming up on (G)ninety-five my(D)self,
Sure I wonder what came (A)over him at (D)all.
Chorus + Bridge
Now (D)far be it from (G)me to be a (D)judge
But I know that I am (G)talking among (A)friends
If you (D)ask me what it (G)was that done the (D)harm
He was tryin' to burn the (A)candle at both (D)ends.
Ah I (A)didn't like the cut of him last (D)week
Not looking like him(G)self at all I (A)fear
Still I'm (D)glad to see he's (G)mended well since (D)then
Sure I haven't seen him (A)look so good in (D)years.
Chorus + Bridge
(D)Ken from Kent is (G)feeling far from (D)home
He's sitting here not (G)knowing what to (A)think
When (D)someone comes and (G)whispers in his (D)ear
The corpse's brother's (A)wondering what you'll (D)drink
I su(A)ppose it's time that I was heading (D)on,
Make room for these ones (G)standing in the (A)hall,
For as (D)somebody was (G)saying up a(D)bove
A little while will (A)have to do us (D)all.