The Irish Rover Chords & Lyrics Artist: Pogues, The Dubliners
Chords (click graphic to learn to play)
How To Play
VERSE 1 G C On the Fourth of July, eighteen hundred and six G D We set sail from the sweet Cobh of Cork G C We were sailing away with a cargo of bricks G D G For the Grand City Hall in New York G 'Twas a wonderful craft D She was rigged fore and aft G D And oh, how the wild wind drove her G She stood several blasts Em C She had twenty seven masts G D G And they called her The Irish Rover VERSE 2 G C We had one million bags of the best Sligo rags G D We had two million barrels of stone G C We had three million sides of old blind horses hides G D G We had four million barrels of bones G We had five million hogs D And six million dogs G D Seven million barrels of porter G Em C We had eight million bails of old nanny-goats' tails G D G In the hold of the Irish Rover VERSE 3 G There was awl Mickey Coote C Who played hard on his flute G D When the ladies lined up for a set G He was tootin' with skill C For each sparkling quadrille G D G Though the dancers were fluther'd and bet G With his smart witty talk D He was cock of the walk G D And he rolled the dames under and over G They all knew at a glance Em C When he took up his stance G D G That he sailed in The Irish Rover VERSE 4 G There was Barney McGee C From the banks of the Lee G D There was Hogan from County Tyrone G There was Johnny McGirr C Who was scared stiff of work G D G And a man from Westmeath called Malone G There was Slugger O'Toole D Who was drunk as a rule G D And Fighting Bill Treacy from Dover G And your man, Mick MacCann Em C From the banks of the Bann G D G Was the skipper of the Irish Rover VERSE 5 G C For a sailor it's always a bother in life G D It's so lonesome by night and day G That he longs for the shore C And a charming young whore G D G Who will melt all his troubles away G Oh, the noise and the rout D Swillin' poitin and stout G D For him soon the torment's over G Of the love of a maid Em C He is never afraid G D G An old salt from the Irish Rover VERSE 6 G We had sailed seven years C When the measles broke out G D And the ship lost its way in the fog G And that whale of a crew C Was reduced down to two G D G Just myself and the Captain's old dog G Then the ship struck a rock D Oh Lord what a shock G D The bulkhead was turned right over G Turned nine times around Em C And the poor old dog was drowned G D G I'm the last of The Irish Rover
SEE ALSO: Our List Of Guitar Apps That Don't Suck
Latest Downloads That'll help you become a better guitarist
Great job! Let others know you're learning REAL music by sharing on social media!
Save This Song!
Enjoying The Irish Rover by Pogues, The Dubliners? Bookmark the page to make it easier for you to find again!
Press Ctrl+D to bookmark this page