The Town I Loved So Well chords & lyrics
by The Dubliners ft. Luke Kelly
- The Town I Loved So Well was written by Phil Coulter, Irish musician, songwriter and record producer.
- This version of the song by The Dubliners is featured on their self-titled album.
- Music: Key of Bb Major in 4/4 time at ~ 118 (♩)
- Easier: Play in G Major - capo on 3 if playing with the video.
- Chords in G Major: G, D, C, Am, Em
The Town I Loved So Well by The Dubliners
Capo on 3rd fret if playing with video
Intro: 4/4 ♫| G | D | C | G | C | Am | G | D | G D C G 1. In my mem-o-ry I will al-ways see C G D The town that I have loved so well G D C G Where our school played ball by the gas yard wall C G D G And we laughed through the smoke and the smell C D G Em ** Go-ing home in the rain, run-ning up the dark lane C Am D Passed the jail and down be-hind the foun-tain G D C G Those were hap-py days in so ma-ny, ma-ny ways C G D G In the town I loved so well G D C G 2. In the ear-ly morn-ing the shirt fac-to-ry horn C G D Called wo-men from Creg-gan, the Moor and the Bog G D C G While the men on the dole played a moth-er's role, C G D G Fed the child-ren and then trained the dogs C D G Em ** And when times got tough there was just about e-nough C Am D But they saw it through without com-plain-ing G D C G For deep in-side was a burn-ing pride C G D G In the town I loved so well G D C G 3. There was mu-sic there in the Der-ry air C G D Like a lan-guage that we all could un-der-stand G D C G I re-mem-ber the day that I earned my first pay C G D G When I played in a small pick-up band C D G Em ** There I spent my youth and to tell you the truth C Am D I was sad to leave it all be-hind me G D C G For I learned a-bout life and I'd found a wife C G D G In the town I loved so well Instr: | G | D | C | G | C | G | G | D | | G | D | C | G | C | G - D | G | G | G D C G 4. But when I re-turned how my eyes have burned C G D To see how a town could be brought to its knees G D C G By the ar-moured cars and the bombed out bars C G D G And the gas that hangs on to ev'-ry tree C D G Em ** Now the ar-my's in-stalled by that old gas yard wall C Am D And the damned barbed wire gets high-er and high-er G D C G With their tanks and their guns, oh my God, what have they done? C G D G To the town I loved so well G D C G 5. Now the mu-sic's gone but they car-ry on C G D For their spi-rit's been bruised, ne-ver bro-ken G D C G They will not for-get but their hearts are set C G D G On to-mor-row and peace once a-gain C D G Em ** For what's done is done and what's won is won C Am D And what's lost is lost and gone for-e-ver G D C G I can on-ly pray for a bright, brand new day C G D G | C | C | G | In the town I loved so well
🗝️ 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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