Spanish Lady chords & lyrics

by Celtic Woman

Spanish Lady is a traditional Irish Folk song - authors unknown. This version by Celtic Woman is featured on the album, The Greatest Journey: Essential Collection
Music: Key of A♭Major → (key change) → B♭major in 4/4 time at 116 bpm (♩)
Chords: A♭, B♭m, B, Fm, D♭, E♭, B♭, Gm, F, F7
Easier - Capo on 1st fret: play in the key of G Major → (key change) → A Major
Chords with Capo: G, Am, B♭, Em, C, D, A, F#m, E, E7
Celtic Woman

Spanish Lady by Celtic Woman

Capo on the 1st fret if playing with video.

         
Intro: |  G  |  Am  |  Bb  |  Am  |  G  |  Am  |  Bb  |  Am  |

      G                   Em                C                D
1. As I came down through Dub-lin Cit-y___ At the hour of twelve at night
    G                        Em               C                     D
   Who should I see but the Span-ish lady___ Wash-ing her feet by candle-light
     G                     Em                    G                D
   First she washed them, then she dried them___ Ov-er a fire of amb-er coal
       G            Em                   C               D       
   In all my life I ne'er did  see___ A maid so sweet a-bout the soul

          G                  Em                 C                   D
Chorus: Whack for the Too-ra Loo-ra lad-dy___ Whack for the Too-ra Loo-ra lay
          G                  Em                 C                   D
        Whack for the Too-ra Loo-ra lad-dy___ Whack for the Too-ra Loo-ra lay...

      G                   Em               C               D
2. As I came back through Dub-lin Ci-ty___ At the hour of half past eight
    G                       Em                C                         D
   Who should I spy but the Spa-nish lady___Brush-ing her hair in the broad daylight
     G                  Em                    G                 D
   First she tossed it then she brushed it___ On her lap was a sil-ver comb
       G            Em                  C                 D
   In all my life I ne'er did see___ A maid so fair since I did roam

          G                  Em                 C                   D
Chorus: Whack for the Too-ra Loo-ra lad-dy___ Whack for the Too-ra Loo-ra lay
          G                  Em                 C                   D
        Whack for the Too-ra Loo-ra lad-dy___ Whack for the Too-ra Loo-ra lay...

    
      G                   Em               C              D
3. As I went back through Dub-lin Ci-ty___ As the sun be-gan to set
    G                        Em                 C                    D
   Who should I spy but the Span-ish la-dy___ Catch-ing a moth in a gold-en net
    G               Em                  G                       D
   When she saw me then she fled me___ Lift-ing her pet-ti-coat ov-er her knee
       G             Em                 C                  D
   In all my life I ne'er did see___ A maid so shy as the Span-ish la-dy


          G                  Em                 C                   D
Chorus: Whack for the Too-ra Loo-ra lad-dy___ Whack for the Too-ra Loo-ra lay
          G                  Em                 C                   D
        Whack for the Too-ra Loo-ra lad-dy___ Whack for the Too-ra Loo-ra lay

          G                  Em                 C                   D
Chorus: Whack for the Too-ra Loo-ra lad-dy___ Whack for the Too-ra Loo-ra lay
          G                  Em                 C                   D
        Whack for the Too-ra Loo-ra lad-dy___ Whack for the Too-ra Loo-ra lay 
        
(...key change)

          A                  F#m                D                   E
Chorus: Whack for the Too-ra Loo-ra lad-dy___ Whack for the Too-ra Loo-ra lay
          A                  F#m                D                   E
        Whack for the Too-ra Loo-ra lad-dy___ Whack for the Too-ra Loo-ra lay

          A                  F#m                D                   E
Chorus: Whack for the Too-ra Loo-ra lad-dy___ Whack for the Too-ra Loo-ra lay
          A                  F#m           
        Whack for the Too-ra Loo-ra lad-dy___ 
          D                   |2/4 E   |4/4  E  |  E7  |  E7  |  A  |
        Whack  for  the  Too-ra   Loo-ra   lay
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Spanish Lady chords and lyrics

G Major → A Major

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
Optional Note (4): If you don't play optional note, do play string

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
            C                   G                   D                  Am                  Em
    e |---|---|---|     e |---|---|-3-|     e |---|-2-|---|     e |---|---|---|     e |---|---|---|
    B |-1-|---|---|     B |---|---|---|     B |---|---|-3-|     B |-1-|---|---|     B |---|---|---|
    G |---|---|---|     G |---|---|---|     G |---|-1-|---|     G |---|-3-|---|     G |---|---|---|
    D |---|-2-|---|     D |---|---|---|     D |---|---|---|     D |---|-2-|---|     D |---|-2-|---|
    A |---|---|-3-|     A |---|-1-|---|     A |---|---|---|x    A |---|---|---|     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
A E E7 Bb F#m e |---|---|---| e |---|---|---| e |---|---|---| e |-1-|---|---| e |-1-|---|---| B |---|-3-|---| B |---|---|---| B |---|---|(4)| B |-1-|---|-4-| B |-1-|---|---| G |---|-2-|---| G |-1-|---|---| G |-1-|---|---| G |-1-|---|-3-| G |-1-|---|---| D |---|-1-|---| D |---|-3-|---| D |---|---|---| D |-1-|---|-2-| D |-1-|---|-4-| A |---|---|---| A |---|-2-|---| A |---|-2-|---| A |-1-|---|---| A |-1-|---|-3-| E |---|---|---|x E |---|---|---| E |---|---|---| E |---|---|---|x E |-1-|---|---| Frets 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 2 3 4 Left-Handed Chord Tabs C G D Am Em |---|---|---| e |-3-|---|---| e |---|-2-|---| e |---|---|---| e |---|---|---| e |---|---|-1-| B |---|---|---| B |-3-|---|---| B |---|---|-1-| B |---|---|---| B |---|---|---| G |---|---|---| G |---|-1-|---| G |---|-3-|---| G |---|---|---| G |---|-2-|---| D |---|---|---| D |---|---|---| D |---|-2-|---| D |---|-2-|---| D |-3-|---|---| A |---|-1-|---| A x|---|---|---| A |---|---|---| 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 A E E7 Bb F#m |---|---|---| e |---|---|---| e |---|---|---| e |---|---|-1-| e |---|---|-1-| e |---|-3-|---| B |---|---|---| B |(4)|---|---| B |-4-|---|-1-| B |---|---|-1-| B |---|-2-|---| G |---|---|-1-| G |---|---|-1-| G |-3-|---|-1-| G |---|---|-1-| G |---|-1-|---| D |---|-3-|---| D |---|---|---| D |-2-|---|-1-| D |-4-|---|-1-| D |---|---|---| A |---|-2-|---| A |---|-2-|---| A |---|---|-1-| A |-3-|---|-1-| A x|---|---|---| E |---|---|---| E |---|---|---| E x|---|---|---| E |---|---|-1-| E 3 2 1 3 2 1 3 2 1 3 2 1 4 3 2 Frets

Notes

Spanish lady
  • Level Of Ease: Easy - does require a few barre chords, B♭ and F#m.
  • Song Key: A♭major - 4 flats (B♭ E♭ A♭ D♭) with a key change to B♭Major - 2 flats (B♭ E♭)
  • I have used a capo on the first fret and play in the key of G Major. You will find this a lot easier to play. The key change from G Major to A Major occurs just before the last 2 choruses of the song. The ending is also a little different, but stick with it...
  • 4/4 time = 4 beats per bar with the value of each beat equal to a quarter-note or crotchet.
  • Tempo: approx. 116 bpm (♩)
  • Notice the time signature changes to 2/4 near the end of the last chorus. This simply means you have a 2 beat count for 1 bar (2/4) before going back to a normal 4 beat count per bar (4/4) till the end.
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