The Old Bog Road chords
by The Fureys
- The Old Bog Road lyrics were written by Teresa Brayton - Irish nationalist, writer and poet, with music by Madeline King O'Farrelly from Rochfortbridge, County Westmeath.
- This cover by The Fureys is on the album - The Scattering - released January 19, 2004.
- Music: Key of E Major in 3/4 time at ~ 124 bpm
- Chords: E, E/D, E/C#, E/B, Esus2, Esus4, F#m, G#m, A, B, B7, C#m,
- Easier: Place a capo on the 2nd fret and play in D Major
- Chords with capo: D, D/C, D/B, D/A, Dsus2, Dsus4, Em, F#m, G, A, A7, Bm,
The Old Bog Road by The Fureys
Capo on 2 if playing with video
Intro: 3/4 | D | D/C | D/B | D/A | | D / Dsus4 | D / Dsus2 | D / Dsus4 | D / Dsus2 | D A D 1. My feet are here on Broad-way D A This bles-sed har-vest morn, G D And oh! the ache that's in there D A D | % | For the spot where I was born. D A D 2. My wea-ry hands are blis-tered, D A From work in cold and heat! G D Bm But oh! to swing a scythe a-gain D A D | % | In fields of I-rish wheat. D G Bm Chorus: For I the chance to wan-der back, G Em A Or own a king's a-bode. D F#m G Em Just soon I'd see the haw-thorn tree A A7 D | % | % | % | By the Old Bog Road. D A D 3. When I was young and rest-less D A My mind was ill at ease, G D Bm Through dream-ing of A-mer-i-ca, D A D | % | And it's gold be-yond the seas. D A D 4. Oh, sor-row take their mo-ney, D A 'Tis hard to gain the same, G D Bm And what's this world to a-ny man D A D | % | When no one speaks his name. D G Bm Chorus: I've had my day and here I am G Em A Build-ing bricks by load. D F#m G Em A long three thou-sand miles a-way A A7 D | % | From the Old Bog Road. D A G Bm G Em A Da da da dee__ Da dee dee dee__ Da da dee da da D F#m G Em A D | % | % | % | Da da da__ dee dee dee da__ Da da dee__ dee da D A D 5. Sure this life's a wea-ry puz-zle, D A Past find-ing out by man, G D Bm I'll live this life for what it's worth D A D | % | And be the best I can. D A D 6. Since no one cares a rush for me D A I need not grieve no more, G D Bm I'll go my way and draw my pay D A D | % | And smoke my pipe a-lone. D A G Bm Chorus: Each hu-man heart must know its grief G Em A Though lit-tle be it slow D F#m G Em So God be with you, Ire-land, A D | % | And the Old Bog Road. D F#m G Em So God be with you, Ire-land... A A7 D And the Old Bog Road...
🗝️ 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
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