Van Morrison - Irish Heartbeat Chords

 
         
         
         
         
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E

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No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

Introduction

Em G D Em D

Em G D Em D Em

G D Em D

Em G D Em D Em

Em In Banbridge Town in the G County D Down One Em morning last D July, From a Em boreen green came a G sweet D colleen And she Em smiled as she D passed me by. Em She G looked so sweet from her D two bare feet To the Em sheen of her nut brown D hair. Such a Em coaxing elf, sure I G shook my D self For to Em see I was D really D there.

Chorus

From G Bantry Bay up to D Derry Quay and From Em Galway to Dublin D Town, No Em maid I've seen like the G brown D colleen That I Em met in the D County {Em] Down. As she onward sped, sure I scratched my head, And I looked with a feelin' rare, And I say's, say's I, to a passer-by, "Whose the maid with the nut brown hair"? He smiled at me and he says's, say's he, "That's the gem of Ireland's crown. It's Rosie McCann from the banks of the Bann, She's the star of the County Down".

Chorus

From Bantry Bay up to Derry Ouay and From Galway to Dublin Town, No maid I've seen like the brown colleen That I met in the County Down. At the Harvest Fair she'll be surely there And I'll dress in my Sunday clothes, With my shoes shone bright and my hat cocked Right for a smile from my nut brown rose. No pipe I'll smoke, no horse I'll yoke Till my plough turns rust coloured brown. Till a smiling bride, by my own fireside Sits the star of the County Down. Chorus / Repeat Oh E7 won't you A stay, stay awhile With your D own E ones. E7 Don't ever A stray, stray so far From your D own E ones. This old A world is so cold. A7 Don't care nothin' for your D soul You E share with your A own ones. Don't rush away, rush away From your own ones. Just one more day, one more day With your own ones. For the world is so cold. Don't care nothin' for your soul You share with your own ones.

Bridge

There's a D stranger and he's Standing at your A door. May be your best D friend Might be your Fm brother, You may never E know. [E7} I'm going A back, going back To my own ones. Back to talk, talk awhile With my own ones. For the world is so cold. Don't care nothing for your soul You share with your own ones. Ta Mo Chleamhnas Deanta (My Match It Is Made) Traditional, arranged by Van Morrison/Paddy Moloney [A7} Ta mo D chleamhnas Bm deanta o D athru G areir S'ni D mo na go Bm dtaithnioonn an D bhean liom G fein Ach D fagfaidh me i mo Bm dhiaidh i 'gus D imeoidh me liom G fein Ar D fud na Bm gcoillte A7 craobh D ach

D

A match was A Bm made D here last G night To a D girl I Bm neither D love nor G like But I'll D take my own Bm advice And D leave her G behind And go D roaming the Bm wild woods all A7 over. D Shiuil mise thoir agus shiuil mise thiar. Shiuil mise Corcaigh 'gus sraide Bh'l'ath Cliath Ach samhail de mo chailin deas ni fhaca mise riamh. 'Si an bhean dubh a dhfhag mo chroi craite

Middle eight

change of key) ED ED ED ED ED ED A7 D I walked up and I walked down. I walked Cork, and Dublin, and Belfast towns, But no equal to my true love could I find. She's the wee lass that's left my heart broken. D'eirigh me ar maidin dha uair roimh an la 'gus fuair me litir o mo mhile ghra Chuala me an smoilin 's an londubh a ra Gur ealiagh mo ghra thar saile I got up two hours before day And I got a letter from my true love. I heard the blackbird and linnet say That my love had crossed the ocean. Traditional, words by P. Kavanagh, arranged by Van Morrison/Paddy Moloney

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[A7} On D Raglan Road on an Autumn G Day, I Bm saw her A7 first and D knew. That G her dark hair would Fm weave a Bm snare That D I may one day A7 rue. I G saw the danger, Fm yet I Bm walked A Fm long the en Bmchanted A7 way And I D said let Fm grief be a D falling G leaf At the Bm dawning A7 of the day. On Grafton Street in November, We tripped lightly along the ledge Of a deep ravine where can be seen The world of passions pledge. The Queen of Heart's still baking tarts And I not making hay, Well I loved too much by such and such Is happiness thrown away. I gave her the gifts of the mind. I gave her the secret sign That's known to all the artists who have Known true Gods of Sound and Time. With word and tint I did not stint. I gave her reems of poems to say With her own dark hair and her own name there Like the clouds over fields of May. On a quiet where old ghosts meet, I see her walking now away from me, So hurriedly my reason must allow. For I have wooed not as I should A creature made of clay. When the angel woos, the clay heel lose His wings at the dawn of the day. Traditional, arranged by Van Morrison/Paddy Moloney D My C young love said to D me, My C mother won't D mind And my Cfat D her won't slight you For C your lack of Am7 kind. And she C stepped D away from me And C this she did Am7 say, "It C will not be D long love Till C our wedding D day". She C stepped away D from me And she C moved D through the fair And slowly I watched her move here And move there. She went her way slowly With one star awake, As the swan in the evening Moves over the lake. I dreamt that last night that, My young love came in. So softly she entered, That her feet made no din. She came close beside me And this she did say, "It will not be long love Till our wedding day". I'll Tell Me Ma Traditional, arranged by Van Morrison/Paddy Moloney

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I'll A tell me Ma when I go home, The E7 boy's won't leave the A girls alone. They'll pull my hair, they stole my comb, Well [E7} that's alright till I go A home.

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A She is handsome. She is D pretty. A She is the bell of [E7} Belfast City. A She is courtin' D one, two, three. A Please won't you [E7} tell me, A who is she? Albert Mooney say's he loves her. All the boy's are fighting for her. They knock at the door and ring at the bell Sayin' "Oh my true love, are you well"? Out she comes as white as snow, Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes. Oul Jenny Murray say's she'll die If you don't get the fella With the roving eye. Let the wind and the rain and hail blow high And the snow come tumbling from the sky, She's as nice as apple pie. She'll get her own lad by and by. When she gets a lad of her own, She won't tell her Ma when she gets home. Let them all come as they will For it's Albert Mooney she loves still. Repeat 1st Verse and Chorus Traditional, arranged by Van Morrison/Paddy Moloney I Am wished I Dm had you in G7 Carrick Am fergus, Only for Dm nights in G7 Bally C grand, I Am would swim Dm over the G7 deepest Am ocean, The deepest Dm ocean to be Am by your C side. But the G7 sea is C wide and I Dm can't swim G7 over And neither C ha Am ve I Dm wings to G7 fly. I Am wish I could Dm find me a G7 handy Am boatman To ferry me Dm over G7 to my love and C die. My childhood days bring back sad reflections Of happy days so long ago. My boyhood friends and my own relations. Have all passed on like the melting snow. Chorus 1 C So I'll G7 spend my C days Am in Dm endless G7 roving, Soft is the C grass Am and my Dm bed is G7 free. Oh to be Dm home now G7 in Carrick Am fergus, On the long road Dm down to the G7 salty C sea. And in Kilkenny it is reported On marble stone there as black as ink, With gold and silver I did support her But I'll sing no more now till I get a drink. Chorus 2 I'm drunk today and I'm rarely sober, A handsome rover from town to town. Oh but I am sick now and my days are numbered Come all ye young men and lay me down. (The introduction and the middle eight of this song are taken from an Irish traditional song called Buachaill on Eireann which roughly translates as the Boy From Ireland) When G Lewellen comes around And he goes through market town Am You'll be on the Celtic Ray, G Are you ready? G When McManus comes around On his early morning round Am Cryin' "Herrin' Olay" G You'll be on the Celtic Ray. 1st Bridge: Am Ireland, Em Scotland, Am Brittany, and Em Wales, I can Am hear those Em ancient Am voices calling, G "Children, children" When the coalbrick man comes round, On a cold November day You'll be on the Celtic Ray, Are you ready? Middle 8 GC GC G 2nd Bridge: Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall and Wales, I can hear those ancient voices calling, "Children, children, children". Listen Jimmy, I wanna go home. Listen Jimmy I wanna go home. I've been away from the Ray too long. Repeat I've been away from the Ray too long. In the early mornin', we'll go walkin' where The light comes shining through On the Celtic Ray, Are you ready? Traditional, arranged by Van Morrison/Paddy Moloney F Where E Lagan F streams sing lulla E bies There F blows A B lily F fair. F The [Eb} twilight F gleam is in her E eye, The F night is B on her F hair. F And like a B love F sick lena B shee She hath my Gm heart in C7 thr F all. Fm No life have F I, no liber E ty, For F love is B Lord of F all.

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And often when the beetles horn Has lulled the eve to sleep, I'll steal into her sheiling lorn And through the doorway creep. There on the cricket's singing stone, She makes the bogwood fire And sings in sweet and undertone, The song of hearts desire. Marie's Wedding Traditional, arranged by Van Morrison/Paddy Moloney

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A Step we gaily on we go, D Heel and heel And A toe for toe, Arm and arm And row and row, D All for Marie's E7 wedding. A Over hillways, up and down, D Myrtle green and E7 bracken brown, A Past the sheilings through the town D All for the sake of E7Marie. Chorus A Red her cheeks as Rowan's are, D Bright her eyes as E7 any star. A Fairest of them all by far, D Is our darlin' E7 Marie. Chorus Plenty herring, plenty meal, Plenty peat to fill her kreel. Plenty bonnie bairns as well, That's the toast for Marie.