Fiddlers Green chords

by The Irish Rovers
  • Fiddler's Green was adapted by John Connoly in 1968.
  • This version by The Irish Rovers is featured on their album, Upon A Shamrock Shore.
  • Music: G Major in 3/4 time at 64 bpm (𝅗𝅥.)
  • Song Chords: D, D7, G, C, Em
  • Great song for beginners with very easy chords.
Chart Legend
Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note
C Major G Major D Major D7 Em
C Major G Major D Major D7 Em

Fiddlers Green

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               D               D7       G        
Intro: 3/4 ‖       |   𝄎   |        |       |   𝄎   ‖
        G             C             G           Em 
1. As I walked by the dock-side one eve-ning so rare
      G              C           G             D7 
   To view the still wat-ers and take the salt air
     C                       G             D
   I spied an old fisher-man sing-ing this song
      G         C           G           D7 
   Oh take me a-way boys me time is not long
                G        D            G 
Chorus: Wrap me up in me oil-skin and blank-ets
           C           G             D7 
        No more at the docks I'll be seen
             C                          G                       
        Just tell me old ship-mates I'm tak-in’ a trip mates
        D                        D7         G 
        I'll see you some-day in Fidd-ler's Green

       G          C          G                Em 
2. Now Fidd-ler's Green is a place I've heard tell
         G           C          G           D7 
   Where fish-er-men go if they don't go to hell
   C                        G            D
   Weath-er is fair and the dol-phins do play
           G             C           G         D7 
   And the cold coast of Fin-land is far far a-way


3. Instrumental  for  1  Verse


       G              C            G            Em 
4. And when you’re in dock and the long trip is through
           G                C                 G              D7 
   There's pubs and there's clubs and there's las-sies there too
       C                             G           D
   The girls are all pret-ty and the beer is all free
               G           C            G         D7 
   And there's bot-tles of rum grow-in’ on ev-'ry tree


         G            C          G         Em 
5. Now I don't want a harp nor a ha-lo not me
        G         C            G             D7 
   Just give me a breeze and a good rol-lin’ sea
        C                          G          D
   I'll play me old squeeze-box as we sail  a-long
            G         C          G             D7 
   With the wind in a rig-gin’ a sing-‘in this song


The Irish Rovers

The Irish Rovers
The Irish Rovers

Origin: Toronto, Canada, and Northern Ireland

Active Years: 1963 – present

Music Styles: Irish, folk, folk rock


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