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Belfast Mill (Si Kahn) tabs, videos
#1592 YouTube video by drivermciver
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

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At the east end of town, at the foot of the hill,
Stands a chimney so tall that says Belfast Mill;
But there's no smoke at all coming out of the stack,
The mill has shut down and it ain't coming back.

And the only tune I hear is the sound of the wind
As it blows through the town,
Weave and spin, weave and spin.

Now I'm too old to change, and I'm too young to die,
And there's no place to go for my old man and I;
There's no children at all in the narrow empty streets,
Now the looms have all gone, it's so quiet I can't sleep.

And the only tune I hear is the sound of the wind
As it blows through the town,
Weave and spin, weave and spin.

Now the mill has shut down, it's the only life I know;
Tell me where will I go, tell me where will I go.

And the only tune I hear is the sound of the wind
As it blows through the town,
Weave and spin, weave and spin.

####.... Variant of The Aragon Mill by Si Kahn. Copyright © 1975 Joe Hill Publishing. Administered by Copyright Management, Inc. International copyright secured. All rights reserved ....####
From: Triskelle - Music of Ireland Lyric Catalogue:
The Belfast Mill, by many considered a traditional Irish song, is a copy of The Aragon Mill with only one difference, namely the name of the mill. The Aragon Mill was written by Si Kahn and refers to the closing of one of the main employers in the town of Aragon, Georgia. See: Si Kahn's Songbook, p.45.

The video above features an arrangement with guitar and harmonica by Sean Kenny of Port au Port East, NL.


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The video below features a guitar performance of an arrangement by Stephen Rowe of Heart's Content and Gander, NL.

#836 YouTube video by bodhrannf
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

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[D] At the east end of town, at the [Bm] foot of the hill
There's a [A] chimney so tall, it [G] spells Belfast [D] Mill.


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