The Rocky Road to Dublin

A song in the key of Ddor

See also hop jig#6, slip jig#50
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Abc sheet music for Rocky Road to Dublin, The
X:2227 T:Rocky Road to Dublin, The R:song C:words by D.K. Gavan H:See also hop jig#6, slip jig#50 Z:id:hn-song-55 M:9/8 K:Ddor AAA | A2A G2E D2D | A,2D D2E F2G | A2A G2E D2F | E2C C2D EF G | A2A G2E D3 | A,2D D2E F2G | A2A G2E D2F | E2C C2D EF || G || A2d d2B c3 | A2d d2B c2G | A2d d2B c2A | G2E C2D EF G | A2d d2B c3 | A2d d2B c2G | A2d d2B c2A |[M:12/8] G2G G2E C2D EFG || [M:9/8] A2A G2E D3 | A,2D D2E F2G | A2A G2E D2F | E2C C2D EFG | A2A G2E D3 || W:Well in the merry month of May from my home I parted W:Left the girls of Tuam nearly broken-hearted W:Saluted Father dear, kissed my darlin' Mother W:Drank a pint of beer my grief and tears to smother W:Then off to reap the corn, leave where I was born W:I cut a stout blackthorn to banish ghosts and goblins, W:A brand new pair of brogues, rattling o'er the bogs W:And frightening all the dogs on the rocky road to Dublin, W: W:Chorus: W:One, two, three, four five, hunt the hare and turn her W:Down the rocky road, and all the ways to Dublin W:Whack fol-lol-dee-da. W: W:In Mullingar that night I rested limbs so weary, W:Started by daylight next morning light and airy, W:Took a drop of the pure, to keep my heart from sinkin', W:That's a paddy's cure, whenever he's on for drinking, W:To see the lasses smile, laughing all the while, W:At my curious style, would set your heart a-bubbling, W:They asked if I was hired, what wages I required, W:Till I was almost tired of the rocky road to Dublin. W: W:Chorus W: W:In Dublin next arrived, I thought it such a pity, W:To be so soon deprived a view of that fine city, W:Then I took a stroll out among the quality, W:My bundle it was stole in a neat locality, W:Something crossed my mind, when I looked behind, W:No bundle could I find upon me stick a-wobblin', W:Enquiring for the rogue, they said my Connaught brogue W:Wasn't much in vogue on the rocky road to Dublin. W: W:Chorus W: W:From there I got away my spirits never failing, W:Landed on the quay as the ship was sailing, W:Captain at me roared, said that no room had he, W:When I jumped aboard, a cabin found for Paddy W:Down among the pigs, I played some funny jigs W:Danced among the rigs, the water round me bubblin' W:When off Holyhead I wished myself was dead, W:Or better far, instead, on the rocky road to Dublin. W: W:Chorus W: W:The boys of Liverpool, when we safely landed, W:Called myself a fool, I could no longer stand it, W:Blood began to boil, temper I was losin' W:Poor old Erin's isle they began abusin' W:"Hurrah my soul!" says I, shillelagh I let fly, W:Some Galway boys were by, saw I was a hobblin', W:Then with a loud hurray, they joined in the affray, W:We quickly cleared the way, for the rocky road to Dublin. W: W:Chorus
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