Fiddlers Green chords & lyrics

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 (Minim)
  • Song Chords: D, D7, G, C, Em

Fiddlers Green by The Irish Rovers

Intro: 3/4 |   D   |   D   |   D7   |   G   |   G   |
          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


🗝️ 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

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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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