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The Town I Loved So Well (The Dubliners) tabs, MIDIs, videos
See also: The Town I Love So Well (Sons Of Erin)

                #195: YouTube video by bodhrannf ©2008
                            ~ Used with permission ~

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In my memory I will always see,
The town that I have loved so well;
Where our school played ball by the gas yard wall,
And we laughed through the smoke and the smell.
Going home in the rain, running up the dark lane,
Past the jail and down behind the fountain;
Those were happy days in so many, many ways,
In the town I loved so well.

In the early morning, the shirt factory horn
Called women from Creggan, the moor and the bog;
While the men on the dole played a mother's role,
Fed the children and then trained the dog.
And when times got tough there was just about enough,
But they saw it through without complaining;
For deep inside was a burning pride,
In the town I loved so well.

And there was music there in the Derry air,
Like a language that we all could understand;
I remember the day when I earned my first pay,
And I played in a small pick-up band.
There I spent my youth, and to tell you the truth,
I was sad to leave it all behind me;
For I'd learned about life and I'd found a wife,
In the town I loved so well.

But when I'd returned, how my eyes have burned,
To see how a town could be brought to its knees
By the armored cars, the bombed-out bars,
And the gas that hangs on to every tree.
Now the army's installed by that old gas yard wall,
And the damned barbed wire gets higher and higher;
With their tanks and their guns, oh my God, what have they done,
To the town I loved so well?

Now the music's gone, but they carry on,
For their spirit's been bruised, never broken;
They will not forget, though their hearts are set
On tomorrow and peace once again.
For what's done is done and what's won is won,
And what's lost is lost and gone forever;
I can only pray for a bright, brand new day,
In the town I loved so well.

####.... Phil Coulter ....####
This variant arranged and recorded by The Dubliners (Plain And Simple, 1973; 15 Years On, 1977; Alive Alive O, 1997; 40 Years, 2002).

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The YouTube video above features an excellent cover performance by Stephen Rowe of Heart's Content and Gander, NL.

A variant was also arranged and recorded as The Town I Love So Well by Sons Of Erin (Town I Love So Well, trk#11, 1978, Erinson Records, St. John's, NL).


See more songs by Sons Of Erin.

A variant was also arranged and recorded as The Town I Love So Well by Harry Hibbs (Between Two Trees, trk#12, 1976, Hibbs Records, Toronto, Ontario).

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The YouTube video below features an excellent cover performance by Padraig Grimes of Castlebar, Ireland.


            #1849: YouTube video by Padraig Grimes ©2013
                             ~ Used with permission ~


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All guitar tabs have been contributed by visitors to this site and represent their interpretation of the tune. We are unable to verify their accuracy.

In my [G] memory [D] I will [C] always [G] see,
The [C] town that I [G] have loved so [D] well;
Where our [G] school played [D] ball by the [C] gas yard [G] wall,
And [C] we laughed through the [G] smoke [D] and the [G] smell.
Going [C] home in the [D] rain, running up [G] the dark lane,
Past the [C] jail and [Am] down behind the [D] fountain;
Those were [G] happy [D] days in so [C] many, many [G] ways,
In the [C] town I [G] loved [D] so [G] well.





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