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

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

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

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