The Last Great Love Song chords

by Finbar Furey

  • The Last Great Love Song was written by Gerry Fleming - a songwriter from Clonsilla, Dublin, Ireland. He won RTE's - The Hit for his song performed by Finbar Fury.
  • Finbar released the single on Aug 23, 2013 which raced to No. 1 on the Irish Charts.
  • Music: Key of D Major in 4/4 time at ~ 92 bpm
  • Chords: D, Dsus4, G, A, Asus4
  • Finbar Furey is one of the best Uilleann pipe players in Ireland, if not the world, and is sometimes referred to as The Ballfermot Piper (his place of birth).

The Last Great Love Song by Finbar Furey

Intro: 4/4  | D - Dsus4  | D - Dsus4  | D - Dsus4  | D - Dsus4  |
       a-b-d-e-f#                                          (Welome to my)

                |  D -  Dsus4  |
1. Wel-come to my soul  
 D                  |  D  -   Dsus4  |
   I did-n't mean to scare you 
 D                 |  D  -  Dsus4  |
   I have to show it all  
  D                  |  D   -  Dsus4  |
   Don't say I did-n't warn you 
 D                      |  A  -  Asus4  |
   This love is like that wall  
 A                         |  A  -  Asus4  |  A  |
   That you have to climb or fall 

                     D       |  D   -   Dsus4  |
Chorus: This is the last great love song
      D                    G     |  D   -  Dsus4  |
        That I will e-ver sing  to you 
      D                          |  D   -  Dsus4  |
        And this is the last great love song 
      D                    G     |  D   -  Dsus4  | 
        That I will ever bring  to you 
 
 D                      |  D  -  Dsus4  |
2. Don't run I've come to call 
 D                           |  D   -   Dsus4  |
   Breath-ing si-lent when you hear it   
 D                          |  D  -  Dsus4 | 
   You crushed the damned the cold 
 D                     |  D   -   Dsus4  |
   I'll need you to bear wit-ness 
 D                     |  A  -  Asus4  |
   Your laugh-ter in the dark
 A                     |  A  -  Asus4  |  A  |
   Has left me cold and stark

                     D       |  D   -  Dsus4  |
Chorus: This is the last great love song
      D                    G    |  D   -  Dsus4  |
        That I will e-ver sing to you 
      D                               A  -  Asus4
        You have that ex-qui-site re-move  
      A                     A   -   Asus4  |  A  |
        Of a lo-ver not in love.

Instr: |  D  |  D  -  Dsus4  |  D  |  G  |  G  |  D - Dsus4  |  D  | 
       |  D  |  D  -  Dsus4  |  D  |  G  |  G  |  D - Dsus4  |  D  | 
                                                             (And this is the)
                         D       |  D   -   Dsus4  |
Chorus: And this is the last great love song
      D                   G    |  D   -  Dsus4  |
        That I will ever sing to you 
      D                          |  D   -  Dsus4  |
        And this is the last great love song
      D                    G           D 
        That I will ever bring...  to you...
                                       𝄑

🗝️ D 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

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Notes

  • This is a very easy song to play - excellent for all musicians. More advanced guitarists can play a little more around the D and A notes as there is great scope for this due to the time spent on each chord.
  • Wherever you see a bar with 2 chords separated with a dash, e.g., | D - Dsus4 | this means equal time is spent on each chord. As the song is in 4/4 time, you play each chord for 2 beats.
  • There is an anacrusis at the start of the song which means a number of notes which lead into the song.
  • The notes of the anacrusis (a-b-d-e-f#) are just before the intro with the F# falling on the first beat of the bar on the D chord. You will notice the harp player repeating these notes throughout the Intro and first verse.
  • I have only used bars at the end of each line in the verses and choruses so as not to clutter the song sheet.
  • This is a beautiful song by one of the worlds finest...
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