Fiddlers Green chords & lyrics

by The Irish Rovers

  • Fiddler's Green was adapted by John Connoly in 1968. This version by The Irish Rovers is featured on their album, Upon A Shamrock Shore.
  • Music: G Major in 3/4 time at 64 bpm (Minim)
  • Song Chords: D, D7, G, C, Em

Fiddlers Green by The Irish Rovers

Intro: 3/4 |   D   |   D   |   D7   |   G   |   G   |
          G            C             G           Em 
1. As I walked by the dock-side one eve-ning so rare
      G              C           G            D7 
   To view the still wat-ers and take the salt air
       C                      G             D
   I spied an old fisher-man sing-ing this song
       G         C           G           D7 
   Oh take me a-way boys me time is not long
                G         D             G 
Chorus: Wrap me up in me oil-skin and blank-ets
            C            G            D7 
        No more at the docks I'll be seen
              C                          G                       
        Just tell me old ship-mates I'm tak-in’ a trip mates
         D                        D7          G 
        I'll see you some-day in Fidd-ler's Green

        G           C          G               Em 
2. Now Fidd-ler's Green is a place I've heard tell
          G          C           G           D7 
   Where fish-er-men go if they don't go to hell
     C                       G            D
   Weath-er is fair and the dol-phins do play
            G             C           G        D7 
   And the cold coast of Fin-land is far far a-way


3. Instrumental  for  1  Verse


         G             C            G             Em 
4. And when you’re in dock and the long trip is through
            G                 C                G             D7 
   There's pubs and there's clubs and there's las-sies there too
         C                            G           D
   The girls are all pret-ty and the beer is all free
                G           C           G          D7 
   And there's bot-tles of rum grow-in’ on ev-'ry tree


           G           C         G         Em 
5. Now I don't want a harp nor a ha-lo not me
         G          C           G            D7 
   Just give me a breeze and a good rol-lin’ sea
         C                         G           D
   I'll play me old squeeze-box as we sail  a-long
             G         C          G             D7 
   With the wind in a rig-gin’ a sing-‘in this song


G Major

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

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
          C                 G                 D                D7                Em 
  e |---|---|---|   e |---|---|-3-|   e |---|-2-|---|   e |---|-3-|---|   e |---|---|---|
  B |-1-|---|---|   B |---|---|---|   B |---|---|-3-|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |---|---|---|
  G |---|---|---|   G |---|---|---|   G |---|-1-|---|   G |---|-2-|---|   G |---|---|---| 
  D |---|-2-|---|   D |---|---|---|   D |---|---|---|   D |---|---|---|   D |---|-2-|---|
  A |---|---|-3-|   A |---|-1-|---|   A |---|---|---|x  A |---|---|---|x  A |---|-1-|---|
  E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|-2-|   E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|
Frets 1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3

Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
       C                 G                 D                D7                Em 
 |---|---|---| e   |-3-|---|---| e   |---|-2-|---| e   |---|-3-|---| e   |---|---|---| e
 |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|---| B   |-3-|---|---| B   |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|---| B
 |---|---|---| G   |---|---|---| G   |---|-1-|---| G   |---|-2-|---| G   |---|---|---| G
 |---|-2-|---| D   |---|---|---| D   |---|---|---| D   |---|---|---| D   |---|-2-|---| D
 |-3-|---|---| A   |---|-1-|---| A  x|---|---|---| A  x|---|---|---| A   |---|-1-|---| A
x|---|---|---| E   |-2-|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E   |---|---|---| E
   3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1 Frets
The Irish Rovers
The Irish Rovers

Origin: Toronto, Canada, and Northern Ireland

Active Years: 1963 – present

Music Styles: Irish, folk, folk rock

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