The Mountains Of Mourne chords & lyrics
by Irish Mist
- The Mountains Of Mourne lyrics were written by Percy French - famous Irish songwriter and entertainer, while the music is traditional (composer unknown). The song Carrigdhoun, which is also a traditional Irish folk song, shares the same tune.
- This version by Irish Mist is from the album Irish Mist - Their Classic Collection.
- Music: Key of D Major in 3/4 time at ~ 114 bpm (♩)
- Chords: D, G, Em, A, A7, Bm... chord charts below.
Mountains Of Mourne by Irish Mist
Intro: 3/4 | D | D | G | Em | A | A7 | D | A7 | | D | D | G | Em | A | A7 | D | A7 | D | D | D G Em 1. Oh Ma-ry this Lon-don's a won-der-ful sight A7 D With the peo-ple here work-ing by day and by night D G Em They don't grow po-ta-toes nor bar-ley nor wheat A7 D But there's gangs of them dig-gin' for gold in the street A7 D Bm At least when I asked them that's what I was told D Bm Em A7 So I just took a hand at this dig-gin' for gold D G Em But for all that I've found there I might as well be A7 D Where the Moun-tains Of Mourne sweep down to the sea D G Em 2. Re-mem-ber young Peter O'-Laugh-lin of course A7 D He's o-ver here now at the head of the force D G Em I met him to-day as I walked down the strand A7 D Sure he stopped all the traf-fic with one wave of his hand A7 D Bm As we stood there and talked of the days that were gone D Bm Em A7 To the whole pop-u-lat-ion of Lon-don looked on D G Em But for all his great powers he's long-ing like me A7 D To be back where the dark Mourne sweeps down to the sea D G Em 3. There's beau-ti-ful girls here I sure ne-ver you mind A7 D With won-der-ful shapes na-ture ne-ver de-signed D G Em Love-ly com-ple-xion all ro-ses and cream A7 D As Laugh-lin re-marked with re-gards to the same A7 D Bm But if at those ro-ses you hap-pen to sip D Bm Em A7 Till the co-lor would all come a-way on your lips D G Em So I'll wait for my wild rose who's waitin' for me A7 D Where the Moun-tains Of Mourne sweep down to the sea 4. Repeat Verse 1
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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