Ride On chords & lyrics

by Celtic Thunder

Ride On was written by Jimmy MacCarthy in 1984, and is perhaps one of his most popular compositions. This version by Celtic Thunder is the 6th track from their album, New Voyage released on May 19, 2015.
Music: Key of Bm in 2/2 time at ~ 69 bpm with a key change to Cm towards the end of the song.
Chords: Bm, G, A → (key change) → Cm, Ab, Bb
Celtic Thunder

Ride On by Celtic Thunder

Intro: 2/2  
   |   Bm  |  %  |  G  |  %  |  A  |  %  |  Bm  |  %  |    
             
 Bm                                 G
1. True you ride the fin-est horse__  I've ev-er seen
     A                                   Bm
   Stand-ing six-teen one or two__ With eyes wild and green
 Bm                               G
   You ride the horse so well__ Hands light to the touch
 A                                               Bm
   I could nev-er go with you, no mat-ter how I want-ed to

     Bm             G
Chorus: Ride on___    See you 
      A                                               Bm
        I could nev-er go with you, no mat-ter how I want-ed to
     Bm             G
        Ride on___    See you 
      A                                               Bm
        I could nev-er go with you, no mat-ter how I want-ed to

 Bm                                      G
2. When you ride in-to the night__ With-out a trace be-hind
 A                              Bm
   Run your claw a-long my gut__   One last time
       Bm                           G
   I turned to face an emp-ty space__ Where you used to lie
    A
   Look for the spark that lights the night
              Bm
   Through a tear-drop in your eye


     Bm             G
Chorus: Ride on___    See you 
      A                                               Bm
        I could nev-er go with you, no mat-ter how I want-ed to
     Bm             G
        Ride on___    See you 
      A                                               Bm
        I could nev-er go with you, no mat-ter how I want-ed to
        
        
Instr: |   Bm  |  %  |  G  |  %  |  A  |  %  |  Bm  |  %  |  ... key change    


     Cm             Ab
Chorus: Ride on___    See you 
      Bb                                              Cm
        I could nev-er go with you, no mat-ter how I want-ed to
     Cm             Ab
        Ride on___    See you 
      Bb                                              Cm
        I could nev-er go with you, no mat-ter how I want-ed to

      Bb                                              Cm
        I could nev-er go with you, no mat-ter how I want-ed to... Woah-oh-oo
        
        Bb                              Cm
        I could nev-er go with you__ No mat-ter how I want-ed to...
  

B Minor → Cm

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

Right Handed Chord Tabs
           Bm                     G                  A
    e|---|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|-3-|     e|---|---|---|
    B|---|-1-|-2-|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|---|-3-|---|
    G|---|-1-|---|-4-|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|-2-|---|
    D|---|-1-|---|-3-|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|-1-|---|
    A|---|-1-|---|---|     A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|---|---|
    E|---|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|-2-|     E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3   4          1   2   3          1   2   3 

           Cm                Ab                  Bb              Bb (alt) 
    e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|-1-|-2-|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|-4-|
    G|-1-|---|-4-|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|-1-|-2-|---|     G|-1-|---|-3-|
    D|-1-|---|-3-|     D|-1-|---|---|     D|-1-|---|-4-|     D|-1-|---|-2-|
    A|-1-|---|---|     A|-1-|---|---|     A|-1-|---|-3-|     A|-1-|---|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|-1-|---|---|     E|-1-|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x
Frets  3   4   5          4   5   6          6   7   8          1   2   3 

 Left Handed Chord Tabs
           Bm                     G                  A
    |---|---|-1-|---|e     |-3-|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e
    |---|-2-|-1-|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|-3-|---|B
    |-4-|---|-1-|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G
    |-3-|---|-1-|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|-1-|---|D
    |---|---|-1-|---|A     |---|-1-|---|A     |---|---|---|A
   x|---|---|---|---|E     |-2-|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      4   3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets
      
          Cm                Ab                  Bb              Bb (alt) 
    |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |---|-2-|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |-4-|---|-1-|B
    |-4-|---|-1-|G     |---|-2-|-1-|G     |---|-2-|-1-|G     |-3-|---|-1-|G
    |-3-|---|-1-|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D     |-2-|---|-1-|D
    |---|---|-1-|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A     |---|---|-1-|A
   x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E     |---|---|-1-|E    x|---|---|---|E
      5   4   3          6   5   4          8   7   6          3   2   1  Frets
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