Streets of Derry
A song in the key of Bdor
Slow, free rhythm
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Abc sheet music for Streets of Derry
X:2173 T:Streets of Derry T:Derry Gaol R:song H:Slow, free rhythm D:Bothy Band: Out of the Wind, into the Sun Z:id:hn-song-1 M:3/4 L:1/8 Q:1/4=100 K:Bdor P:first verse B2 | B2 (B3 A) | B B3 c2 | (B3 A) G2 | A2 B2 (Bc) | B4 A2 | F4 EC | B,4 C2 | A,4 B,2 | C4 ((3CB,A,) | B, B,3 (B,C) | E4 F2 | B B3 (Bc) | B4 A2 | F4 (EC) | B,3 B,3 | B,4 || P:remaining verses E2 | F3 (G A2) | B4 (Bc) | B3 (A G2) | A2 B2 (Bc) | B4 A2 | F4 EC | B,4 C2 | A,4 A,B, | C4 ((3CB,A,) | B,4 B,C | E4 F2 | B/B/ B3 Bc | B4 A2 | F3 FEC | B,3 B,3 | B,4 || W:My love is one of the fairest young men W:that ever was in this country W:But how to win him I do not know it, W:for he is sentenced for to die. W: W:As he walked up the streets of Derry, W:he walked so proud and so manfully W:He was far more like a commanding officer W:Than a man to die upon the gallows tree. W: W:The first time he went to climb the ladder, W:His bloomin' face began to pale W:and this he said, "Is there no assistance", W:"Is there no release in the Derry Gaol? W: W:He took one other step up the ladder, W:His beloved father was standing by, W:"Come here, come here, my beloved father, W:and speak one word to me before I die." W: W:The next time he went to climb the ladder, W:His beloved sister was standing by, W:"Come here, come here, my beloved sister, W:and speak one word to me before I die." W: W:"I wonder what became of my true love W:and what has sent her so far from me W:Or does she think it a great dishonour W:For to see me die upon the gallows tree?" W: W:He looked around, and he saw her coming W:And she was dressed up in woollen so fine W:and every step as she drew nearer W:was swifter than the blowing wind. (wined) W: W:Come down, come down, off that weary gallows, W:For I've got your pardon now from the king W:and I'll show you, we will be united W:And I'll crown my Johnny with a laurel wreath.