The Stone Outside Dan Murphys Door chords

by Foster & Allen

  • The Stone Outside Dan Murphys Door was written by John Francis Patterson - an Irish singer, songwriter and circus entertainer.
  • This cover by Foster & Allen is featured on their album, Foster & Allen's Ireland.
  • Music: Key of F Major → (key change) → G major in 3/4 time at 164 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: F, B♭, Gm, C, C7, Dm, G, Am, D, D7, Em

The Stone Outside Dan Murphy's Door by Foster & Allen

Intro: 3/4 |  F  |  F  |  Bb  |  Gm  |  C7  |  C7  |  F  |  F  | 

               F                       Gm
1. There's a sweet gar-den spot in our mem-‘ry
             C7                         F
   It's the place we were born in and reared
        F                        Gm
  ‘Tis long years a-go since we left it
           C7                           F
   But re-turn there we will if we're spared
          C                         Dm
   Our friends and com-pan-ions of child-hood
            G7                            C   C7
   Would as-sem-ble each night near the store
          F                       Bb           Gm
   Round Dan Murphy's shop oh how oft-en we’ve sat
           C7                            F
   On the stone that stood out-side his door

               F                          Gm
Chorus: Those days in our hearts we will cher-ish
            C7                         F
        Con-ten-ted al-though we were poor
                  F                          Bb           Gm
        And the songs that were sung in the days we were young
                C7                           F
        On the stone out-side Dan Mur-phy's door

             F                         Gm
2. When our day's work was o-ver we'd meet there
          C7                     F
   In the win-ter or spring the same 
        F                         Gm
   The boys and the girls all to-geth-er
          C7                      F
   Would join in some in-no-cent game
        C                           Dm
   Dan Mur-phy would bring down his fid-dle
              G7                            C   C7
   While his daugh-ters looked af-ter the store
       F                            Bb             Gm
   The mu-sic would ring and sweet songs we would sing
           C7                           F
   On the stone out-side Dan Mur-phy's door

               F                          Gm
Chorus: Those days in our hearts we will cher-ish
            C7                         F
        Con-ten-ted al-though we were poor
                  F                          Bb           Gm
        And the songs that were sung in the days we were young
                C7                           F
        On the stone out-side Dan Mur-phy's door

Instr:                                                   
   |  F  |  F   |  Bb  |  Gm  |  C7  |  C7  |  F  |   D7   |
                                                  (key change) 

           G                            Am
3. Back a-gain will our thoughts oft-en wan-der
            D7                        G
   To the scenes of our child-hood's home
          G                         Am
   The friends and com-pan-ions we left there
          D7                      G
   It was pov-er-ty caused us to roam
          D                         Em
   Since then in this life we have pros-pered
            A7                          D   D7
   But now still in our hearts we feel sure
        G                         C        Am
   For mem-‘ries will fly to the days gone by
             D7                         G
   And the stone out-side Dan Murphy's door

               G                          Am
Chorus: Those days in our hearts we will cher-ish
            D7                         G
        Con-ten-ted al-though we were poor
                  G                          C            Am
        And the songs that were sung in the days we were young
                D7                           G 
        On the stone out-side Dan Mur-phy's door...

F Major → G 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
B: Bass Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Notes:

Help with the charts

The chord diagram for B- 2 options.

  • The open chord option is common for beginners as it doesn't require a barre chord - if you do this, don't play strings 5 & 6.
  • Barre the first 5 strings on the 1st fret and play the notes accordingly (A shape).

The F chord diagrams - 2 options

  • You can play the first 4 strings as an open chord - omitting string 5 & 6 - ideal for beginners.
  • Barre the whole first fret and play the notes accordingly (E shape).

The Gm chord is a very easy barre chord. Simply barre the 3rd fret and play an Em shape on the 5th fret.

  • Level Of Ease: Fairly Easy. You will need to know a few barre chords, B♭ and Gm.
  • Song Keys : This version of the song is in the key of F major - 1 flats (B♭) with a key change to G Major - 1 sharp (F#)
  • 3/4 time: This means 3 quarter-note beats or crotchet-beats per bar, therefore the count is |1 2 3|, |1& 2& 3&| or |♩ ♩ ♩| etc.
  • Tempo: approx 164 bpm (♩) for each beat of the bar OR 55 bpm (Minim.) for a beat at the start of each bar).
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