The Banks Of My Own Lovely Lee chords & lyrics

by Seán O Sé

  • The Banks Of My Own Lovely Lee was written by Dick Forbes and J.C. Flanahan.
  • The song refers to the River Lee which emanates from the Shehy Mountains on the western border of County Cork, flowing eastward through Cork which is situated south-west of Ireland, in the province of Munster.
  • Original Key: C Major in 3/4 time at 84 bpm (♩)
  • Song Chords: C, D, F, G, G7, Am (Easy for beginners - no barre chords)
  • Please Note: The cover by Seán O Sé is in the key of D Major. If you are playing with the video, you will need to place a capo on the 2nd fret or play in D major.
  • Chords in D major: D, E, G, A, A7, Bm

The Banks Of My Own Lovely Lee by Seán O Sé

Capo on 2 if playing with the video

Intro: 3/4 | G  | G7  | F  | C  | Am  | C   | G  | G7  |
            | C  | G7  | F  | C  | G   | G7  | C  |  %  |
           
       C            F        C                   Am
1. How oft do my thoughts in their fan-cy take flight 
           G           D           G  | G7  |
   To the home of my child-hood a-way, 
           C             F           C                Am
   To the days when each Pa-tri-ot's vi-sion seem'd bright 
           G                 D              G  |  %  |
   Ere I dreamed that those joys should de-cay. 
             G            G7          C               Am  
   When my heart was as light as the wild winds that blow 
             C                Am       G7  | G7  |
   Down the Mar-dyke through each elm tree, 
             C            G7                  F            C 
   Where we sport-ed and play'd 'neath each green leaf-y shade 
            G                     C  |  %  |
   On the banks of my own lovely Lee, 
               C          G7                  F            C  
   Where we sport-ed and play'd 'neath each green leaf-y shade 
            G         G7          C  | %  |
   On the banks of my own lovely Lee. 

Instr: | G  | G7  | F  | C  | Am  | C   | G  | G7  |
   
        C            F              C            Am
2. And then in the spring-time of laugh-ter and song
         G          D              G   | G7  |
   Can I e-ver for-get the sweet hours?
               C            F          C          Am
   With the friends of my youth as we ram-bled a-long
                G            D               G  |  %  |
  'Mongst the green mos-sy banks and wild flowers.
        G             G7               C           Am  
   And then, when the ev-en-ing sun's sink-ing to rest
             C            Am        G7  | %  |
   Shed its gold-en light o-ver the sea
        C            G7          F               C 
   The maid with her lo-ver the wild dai-sies pressed
            G                      C  |  %  |
   On the banks of my own love-ly Lee,
        C            G7          F               C  
   The maid with her lo-ver the wild dai-sies pressed
            G         G7          C  |  %  |
   On the banks of my own lovely Lee...

C Major

Fingers 1, 2, 3, 4 : Notes played
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string

Right-Handed Chord Tabs 
          C                D                F                G               G7               Am
   e|---|---|---|   e|---|-2-|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|---|---|-3-|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|---|---|---|
   B|-1-|---|---|   B|---|---|-3-|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|---|---|---|   B|---|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|
   G|---|---|---|   G|---|-1-|---|   G|---|-2-|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|---|-3-|---|
   D|---|-2-|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|---|-3-|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|-2-|---|
   A|---|---|-3-|   A|---|---|---|x  A|---|---|---|x  A|---|-1-|---|   A|---|-2-|---|   A|---|---|---|
   E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|-2-|   E|---|---|-3-|   E|---|---|---|x
Frets 1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3 


Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
       C                D                F                G               G7               Am
 |---|---|---|e   |---|-2-|---|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |-3-|---|---|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|---|e
 |---|---|-1-|B   |-3-|---|---|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|---|B   |---|---|---|B   |---|---|-1-|B
 |---|---|---|G   |---|-1-|---|G   |---|-2-|---|G   |---|---|---|G   |---|---|---|G   |---|-3-|---|G
 |---|-2-|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |-3-|---|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|-2-|---|D
 |-3-|---|---|A  x|---|---|---|A  x|---|---|---|A   |---|-1-|---|A   |---|-2-|---|A   |---|---|---|A
x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E   |-2-|---|---|E   |-3-|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E
   3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1  Frets
     
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