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Galway City (Chris Hennessy) tabs
See also: Galway City (Ryan's Fancy)
And also: Spanish Lady (The Fables)

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As I roved out through Galway city,
At the hour of twelve at the night,
Who should I see but a handsome damsel,
Combing her hair in the full moon light.
Young lady, I came courting, courting,
Your kind favours for to win,
And if you will but smile on me,
Next Sunday night I'll call again.

Raddy a the too dum, too dum, too dum,
Raddy a the too dum, doo dum day;
Raddy a the too dum, too dum, too dum,
Raddy a the too dum, doo dum day.

"So you to me came courting, courting,
My kind favours for to win,
But it would give me the greatest pleasure,
If you never did come here again.
What would I do when I go walking,
Walking out in the morning dew?
What would I do when I go walking,
Walking out with a lad like you?"

Raddy a the too dum, too dum, too dum,
Raddy a the too dum, doo dum day;
Raddy a the too dum, too dum, too dum,
Raddy a the too dum, doo dum day.

Lady, I have gold and silver;
Lady, I have houses and lands;
Lady, I have ships on the ocean;
And they'll all be at your command.
"What do I care for your ships on the ocean?
What do I care for all your lands?
What do I care for your gold and silver?
All I want is a handsome man."

Raddy a the too dum, too dum, too dum,
Raddy a the too dum, doo dum day;
Raddy a the too dum, too dum, too dum,
Raddy a the too dum, doo dum day.

Did you ever see the grass in the morning,
All decked out with jewels rare?
Did you ever see a handsome damsel,
With diamonds sparkling in her hair?
"Did you ever see a copper kettle,
Mended up with an old tin can?
Did you ever see a handsome damsel,
Married off to an ugly man?"

Raddy a the too dum, too dum, too dum,
Raddy a the too dum, doo dum day;
Raddy a the too dum, too dum, too dum,
Raddy a the too dum, doo dum day.

####.... Author unknown. Irish traditional ....####
Recorded live from the singing of Chris Hennessy of Torbay, NL, on the Spree By The Sea Festival CD, celebrating the annual civic holiday of Baie Verte, NL.

A variant was also recorded as Galway City by Ryan's Fancy (Looking Back, ©1972, Audat Records).


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Intro: [D] [A]

As I [D] roved out through [Bm] Galway city,
[Em] At the hour of [A] twelve at the night,
[D] Who should I see but a [Bm] handsome damsel,
[Em] Combing her hair in the [A] full moon light;
[D] "Young lady, I came [Bm] courting, courting,
[D] Your kind favours [Em] for to [A] win,
And [D] if you will but [Bm] smile on me,
Next [Em] Sunday night I'll [A] call again."

Chorus:
[D] Raddy a the too dum, [Bm] too dum, too dum,
[Em] Raddy a the too dum, [A] doo dum day;
[D] Raddy a the too dum, [Bm] too dum, too dum,
[Em] Raddy a the too dum, [A] doo dum day.

Intro: [D] [A]

"So [D] you to me came [Bm] courting, courting,
[Em] My kind favours [A] for to win,
[D] But it would give me the [Bm] greatest pleasure,
If you [Em] never did come [A] here again.
[D] What would I do when [Bm] I go walking,
[D] Walking out in the [Em] morning [A] dew?
[D] What would I do when [Bm] I go walking,
[Em] Walking out with a [A] lad like you?"

Chorus:
[D] Raddy a the too dum, [Bm] too dum, too dum,
[Em] Raddy a the too dum, [A] doo dum day;
[D] Raddy a the too dum, [Bm] too dum, too dum,
[Em] Raddy a the too dum, [A] doo dum day.

Intro: [D] [A]

[D] "Lady, I have [Bm] gold and silver;
[Em] Lady, I have [A] houses and lands;
[D] Lady, I have [Bm] ships on the ocean;
And [Em] they'll all be at [A] your command."
[D] "What do I care for your [Bm] ships on the ocean?
[D] What do I care for [Em] all your [A] lands?
[D] What do I care for your [Bm] gold and silver?
[Em] All I want is a [A] handsome man."

Chorus:
[D] Raddy a the too dum, [Bm] too dum, too dum,
[Em] Raddy a the too dum, [A] doo dum day;
[D] Raddy a the too dum, [Bm] too dum, too dum,
[Em] Raddy a the too dum, [A] doo dum day.

Intro: [D] [A]

Did you [D] ever see the [Bm] grass in the morning,
[Em] All decked out with [A] jewels rare?
[D] Did you ever see a [Bm] handsome damsel,
With [Em] diamonds sparkling [A] in her hair?
[D] Did you ever see a [Bm] copper kettle,
[D] Mended up with an [Em] old tin [A] can?
Did you [D] ever see a [Bm] handsome damsel,
[Em] Married off to an [A] ugly man?

Chorus:
[D] Raddy a the too dum, [Bm] too dum, too dum,
[Em] Raddy a the too dum, [A] doo dum day;
[D] Raddy a the too dum, [Bm] too dum, too dum,
[Em] Raddy a the too dum, [A] doo dum day.

Outro: [D] [A]

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~


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