Songs to Learn

Whiskey in the Jar

     G                    Em

As I was goin over the cork and kerry mountains
     C                                        G

I saw captain farrell and his money he was countin
      G                    Em

I first produced my pistol and then produced my rapier
      G                    Em

I said stand and deliver or the devil he may take ya


Musha ring dum a doo dum a da

Whack for my daddy-o

Whack for my daddy-o
          G       D       G

There’s whiskey in the jar-o

I took all of his money and it was a pretty penny
I took all of his money and I brought it home to molly
She swore that shed love me, never would she leave me
But the devil take that woman for you know she tricked me easy

Being drunk and weary I went to mollys chamber
Takin my money with me and I never knew the danger
For about six or maybe seven in walked captain farrell
I jumped up, fired off my pistols and I shot him with both barrels

Now some men like the fishin and some men like the fowlin
And some men like ta hear a cannon ball a roarin
Me I like sleepin specially in my mollys chamber
But here I am in prison, here I am with a ball and chain yeah


Fisherman’s Blues

G F Am C

I wish I was a fisherman tumbling on the seas
Far away from dry land and its bitter memories
Casting out my sweet line with abandonment and love
No ceiling bearing down on me save the starry sky above

With Light in my head and you in my arms        Wooh!

I wish I was the brakeman, on a hurtling, fevered train
Crashing headlong into the heartland like a cannon in the rain
With the beating of the sleepers and the burning of the coal
Counting the towns flashing by in a night that’s full of soul

With Light in my head and you in my arms        Wooh!

I know I will be loosened from the bonds that hold me fast
That the chains all hung around me will fall away at last
And on that fine and fateful day I will take me in my hands
I will ride on the train I will be the fisherman

With Light in my head and you in my arms   Wooh ho ho!


With Light in my head and you in my arms   Wooh ho ho! etc


Purple Heather

Capo 3rd

Well the summertime has gone
And the leaves are gently turnin’
And my love I wanna take you
Am C
To the place heart-a-yearnin’
G       C          G
Will you go, lassie go

And we’ll all go together
In the wild mountain thyme
All around the blooming heather
Will you go

And I will build my love a tower
At the foot of yonder mountain
And visit by the hour
From a lonely wooden tower
Will you go, lassie go