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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