Ferry Cross The Mersey chords and lyrics

by Gerry and the Pacemakers

  • Ferry Cross The Mersey was written by Gerard Marsden from the band Gerry and the Pacemakers.
  • Recorded: May 27, 1964
  • Released: December, 1964 from the album of the same name.
  • Key: E Major
  • Music: 4/4 time at ~ 104 bpm
  • Chords: E, F#m, G#m, Bm7, B7

Ferry Cross The Mersey by Gerry and the Pacemakers

Intro: 4/4 || Drums |  %  ||: E  - Bm7  | E  - Bm7  :||
  
    E - Bm7  E   -    Bm7      |  E - Bm7  |  E - Bm7  | 
1. Life___    Goes on day af-ter day  
     E - Bm7  E   -    Bm7  |  E - Bm7  | E / Bm7  B7 | 
   Hearts___   Torn in ev’-ry way                  (So) 

            E                G#m
Chorus: So fer-ry 'cross the Mer-sey 
                     F#m                B7 
        'Cause this land's the place I love
                      |  E - Bm7  |  E - Bm7  |
         And  here  I'll  stay  

    E - Bm7   E     -     Bm7        |  E - Bm7  |  E - Bm7  |
2. Peo    -    ple__ They rush ev’-ry-where
    E - Bm7  E   -        Bm7       |  E - Bm7  | E / Bm7  B7  |
   Each___     With their own sec-ret care                (So) 

            E                G#m
Chorus: So fer-ry 'cross the Mer-sey
            F#m               B7                 E  |  E7  |
        And al-ways take me there__ The place I love

        F#m        B7           E
Bridge: Peo-ple a-round ev’-ry cor-ner 
     F#m              B7        E
        They seem to smile and say
     F#m          B7            G#m           
        We don't care what your name is boy
        F#m                     B7
        We'll nev-er turn you a-way

   E - Bm7   E    -    Bm7     |  E - Bm7  |  E - Bm7  |
3. So___      I'll con-tin-ue to say
    E - Bm7  E  -  Bm7        |  E - Bm7  | E / Bm7  B7 |
   Here__      I   al-ways will stay                (So)

            E                G#m
Chorus: So fer-ry 'cross the Mer-sey 
                     F#m                B7 
        'Cause this land's the place I love
                       | E -  Bm7  |
         And  here  I'll  stay   
        E  - Bm7        E  - Bm7   
         And here I'll stay__ 
     E - Bm7      | E - Bm7  | E - Bm7  |  E  |
         Here I'll stay        

E Major

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
A column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
           E                 B7                 Bm7                F#m                G#m
    e|---|---|---|     e|---|-4-|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|-2-|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|-1-|---|---|     G|---|-3-|---|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|-1-|---|---|
    D|---|-3-|---|     D|-1-|---|---|     D|-1-|---|-3-|     D|-1-|---|-4-|     D|-1-|---|-4-|
    A|---|-2-|---|     A|---|-2-|---|     A|-1-|---|---|     A|-1-|---|-3-|     A|-1-|---|-3-|
    E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|-1-|---|---|     E|-1-|---|---| 
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          2   3   4          2   3   4          4   5   6


Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
          E                 B7                 Bm7                F#m                G#m
    |---|---|---|e     |---|-4-|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |---|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|-2-|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|---|-1-|G     |---|-3-|---|G     |---|---|-1-|G     |---|---|-1-|G     |---|---|-1-|G
    |---|-3-|---|D     |---|---|-1-|D     |-3-|---|-1-|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D
    |---|-2-|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A     |---|---|-1-|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A
    |---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E     |---|---|-1-|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          4   3   2          4   3   2          6   5   4   Frets

Gerry & The Pacemakers

Origin: Liverpool, England
Music Styles: Merseybeat, pop
Active Years: 1959–1966
Band Line-up:

  • Gerry Marsden - lead vocals, guitar
  • Freddie Marsden - drums
  • Arthur MacMahon (Mack) - piano
  • Les Chadwick - bass guitar
  • Les Maguire (replaced Arthur Mack) - piano, sax

Gerry & The Pacemakers

gerryandthepacemakers.co.uk

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