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 from the 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
Foster & Allen

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...
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The Stone Outside Dan Murphys Door chords and lyrics

F Major → G 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 (1): If you don't play optional note, don't play string 
Optional Note (4): If you don't play optional note, do play string

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
          F             F (barre)            Bb                 C                C7                Gm  
  e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |(1)|---|---|   e |---|---|---|   e |---|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|
  B |-1-|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |---|---|-4-|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|
  G |---|-2-|---|   G |-1-|-2-|---|   G |---|---|-3-|   G |---|---|---|   G |---|---|-4-|   G |-1-|---|---|
  D |---|---|-3-|   D |-1-|---|-4-|   D |---|---|-2-|   D |---|-2-|---|   D |---|-2-|---|   D |-1-|---|-4-|
  A |---|---|---|x  A |-1-|---|-3-|   A |-1-|---|---|   A |---|---|-3-|   A |---|---|-3-|   A |-1-|---|-3-|
  E |---|---|---|x  E |-1-|---|---|   E |(1)|---|---|   E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x  E |-1-|---|---|
Frets 1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         3   4   5 

          Dm                G                Am                 D                D7                Em 
  e |-1-|---|---|   e |---|---|-3-|   e |---|---|---|   e |---|-2-|---|   e |---|-3-|---|   e |---|---|---|
  B |---|---|-3-|   B |---|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |---|---|-3-|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |---|---|---|
  G |---|-2-|---|   G |---|---|---|   G |---|-3-|---|   G |---|-1-|---|   G |---|-2-|---|   G |---|---|---|
  D |---|---|---|   D |---|---|---|   D |---|-2-|---|   D |---|---|---|   D |---|---|---|   D |---|-2-|---|
  A |---|---|---|x  A |---|-1-|---|   A |---|---|---|   A |---|---|---|x  A |---|---|---|x  A |---|-1-|---|
  E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|-2-|   E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|
Frets 1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3 


Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
       F             F (barre)            Bb                 C                C7                Gm
 |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|(1)| e   |---|---|---| e   |---|---|---| e   |---|---|-1-| e
 |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|-1-| B   |-4-|---|---| B   |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|-1-| B
 |---|-2-|---| G   |---|-2-|-1-| G   |-3-|---|---| G   |---|---|---| G   |-4-|---|---| G   |---|---|-1-| G
 |-3-|---|---| D   |-4-|---|-1-| D   |-2-|---|---| D   |---|-2-|---| D   |---|-2-|---| D   |-4-|---|-1-| D
x|---|---|---| A   |-3-|---|-1-| A   |---|---|-1-| A   |-3-|---|---| A   |-3-|---|---| A   |-3-|---|-1-| A
x|---|---|---| E   |---|---|-1-| E   |---|---|(1)| E  x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E   |---|---|-1-| E
   3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         5   4   3 Frets
   
      Dm                 G                Am                 D                D7                Em
 |---|---|-1-| e   |-3-|---|---| e   |---|---|---| e   |---|-2-|---| e   |---|-3-|---| e   |---|---|---| e
 |-3-|---|---| B   |---|---|---| B   |---|---|-1-| B   |-3-|---|---| B   |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|---| B
 |---|-2-|---| G   |---|---|---| G   |---|-3-|---| G   |---|-1-|---| G   |---|-2-|---| G   |---|---|---| G
 |---|---|---| D   |---|---|---| D   |---|-2-|---| D   |---|---|---| D   |---|---|---| D   |---|-2-|---| D
x|---|---|---| A   |---|-1-|---| A   |---|---|---| A  x|---|---|---| A  x|---|---|---| A   |---|-1-|---| A
x|---|---|---| E   |-2-|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E   |---|---|---| E
   3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1 Frets
   

Notes

The Stone Outside Dan Murphys Door Help with the charts

The chord diagram for B shows many variations.

  • If you play the chord as the chart suggests and omit the optional notes, don't play strings 1 & 6.
  • You can barre the first 5 strings on the 1st fret and omit string 6, or you can barre the entire first fret and play the notes accordingly.
  • You can also play the first 4 string which is common for beginners as it doesn't require a barre chord - if you do this, don't play strings 5 & 6.

The F chord diagrams - 2 options

  • You can play the first 4 strings as an open chord - omitting string 5 & 6, or barre the whole first fret and play the notes accordingly... a column of 1's on a fret indicates a barre using your first finger.
  • The reason we didn't use a column of 1's for Bb is that there are 3 options available. The barre is implied if you don't use the open-chord option.

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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