Tommy Makem

Butcher Boy

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Butcher Boy

	  		          G7               C  
In London city where I did well 
          G7                 C  
A butcher boy, I loved right well 
           Am            Dm 
He courted me, my life away 
             G7              C  
But now with me, he will not stay 

Chorus 
          G7              C 
I wish, I wish, I wish in vain 
         G7           C 
I wish I was a maid again 
       Am                 Dm 
A maid again I ne'er will be 
               G7             C 
'Till cherries grow on an ivy tree 

          G7          C  
I wish my baby it was born 
            G7             C  
And smiling on its daddy's knee 
            Am                  Dm  
And me poor girl to be dead and gone 
                    G7                 C 
With the long green grass growing over me 

            G7             C 
She went upstairs to go to bed 
            G7            C  
And calling to her mother said 
            Am               Dm  
"Give me a chair 'till I sit down 
              G7                C 
And a pen and ink 'till I write down" 

         G7                 C  
At every word she dropped a tear 
             G7                 C  
And at every line cried "Willie dear - 
           Am               Dm  
Oh, what a foolish girl was I 
            G7                C 
To be led astray by a butcher boy" 

          G7                     C   
He went upstairs and the door he broke 
             G7             C 
He found her hanging from a rope 
             Am                  Dm 
He took his knife and he cut her down 
           G7                     C 
And in her pocket, these words he found 

            G7                    C  
Oh, make my grave large, wide and deep 
             G7                   C  
Put a marble stone at my head and feet 
           Am               Dm 
And in the middle, a turtle dove 
                   G7                    C  
That the world may know, that I died for love. 
		  

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