Wexford Town lyrics and chords
Written and recorded by ''The Pecker Dunne'', who wrote O'Sullivan's John song also. to change key, C=D, F=G, Am=Bm, the air of this song is the same as ''Tramps And Hawkers'' [ lyrics ] and same as ''Come My Little Son' and ''The Song With No Name''. An Irish folk song.
My[C] family lived in [F]Wexford town, stopped travelling and [C]settled down,
Though[C] my father kept a[F] horse and car, we [C]lived within the [Am]town,
The [C]people there mis[F]understood, or [C]they did not know our [Am]ways,
So with[C] horse and car, back [F]on the road, I began my travelling [C]days
My father was called the Fiddler Dunne, and I'm a fiddler too,
But although I often felt his fist, he taught me all he knew,
I know I'll never be as good, and yet I feel no shame,
For the other things my father taught, I am proud to bear his name.
He taught me pride and how to live, though the road is hard and long,
And how a man will never starve, with a banjo, fiddle or song,
And how to fight for what I own, and what I know is right,
And how to camp beside a ditch on a stormy winter's night.
O times were good and times were bad, and people cruel and kind,
But what I learned of people then, has stayed within my mind,
I'll honour friends with all my heart, do for them all I can,
But I've learnt to go the road again, when they spurn the tinker man.
O Wexford is a town I like, but the travelling man they scorn,
And a man must feel affection for the town where he was born,
I know one day, that I'll go back, when my travelling days are done,
And people will begin to wonder, what has happened to the Pecker Dunne.
Here are the chords in the key of G
My[G] family lived in [C]Wexford town, stopped travelling and [G]settled down, Though[G] my father kept a[C] horse and car, we [G]lived within the [Em]town, The [G]people there mis[C]understood, or [G]they did not know our [Em]ways, So with[G] horse and car, back [C]on the road, I began my travelling [G]days