Young Dubliners

Paddys Green Shamrock Shore

Young Dubliners

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Paddys Green Shamrock Shore

Intro: (D    D *    C    G   D#)    (2x)

    D               D *              C          G     D#    D 
And fare-thee-well, to Ireland, the land of my native home 
   C         G            D                                             C         G  
It breaks my heart for to see friends part, for it's then the teardrops fall 
      D       D * 
I'm on my way to Amerikay,  
D                         C       G 
will I ever see home once more 
        D             D * 
For I'm leaving behind the one I love 
   C             G       D#  
on Paddy's green shamrock shore. 

repeat INTRO  

Same strum pattern and chords throughout the rest of the song 

The ship she lies in anchor, standing by the quay 
May fortune bright shine down each night, as we sail out over the sea 
Many ships have been lost, many lives it cost 
on the journey that lies before 
With a tear in my eye I'm bidding good-bye  
to Paddy's Green shamrock shore 


So fare thee well my own true love, I'll think of you night and day 
And a place in my mind you surely will find, although I am far away 
Though I'll be alone far away from my home 
I'll think of the good times once more 
Until the day I can make my way back to 
Paddy's green shamrock shore 


Instrumental (same chord pattern as verses) 

And now the ship is on the wave may heaven protect us all 
With the wind in our sail well we surely can't fail  
on the voyage to Baltimore 
my parents and friends they did wave till the end 
till I could see them no more 
then I took a chance, took one last glance  
at Paddy's green shamrock shore 
     D                     D (hold) 
then I took a chance, took one last glance  
   C (hold)      G (hold)       D (hold) 
at Paddy's green shamrock shore 

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