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
  • Music: Key of D Major in 3/4 time at ~ 124 bpm
  • Chords: D, D/C, D/B, D/A, Dsus2, Dsus4, Em, F#m, G, A, A7, Bm
  • Capo: 2nd fret if playing with the video (E Major)
Chart Legend
Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note
D Major D/D D/B D/A Dsus2 Dsus4 Em F#m G Major A Major A7 Bm
D Major D/D D/B D/A Dsus2 Dsus4 Em F#m G Major A Major A7 Bm

The Old Bog Road

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
              D     D/C     D/B     D/A
Intro: 3/4 |     |       |       |       | 

             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...

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