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

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

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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