The Merry Ploughboy

A song in the key of D

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Abc sheet music for Merry Ploughboy, The
X:2245 T:Merry Ploughboy, The T:Off to Dublin in the Green R:song Z:id:hn-song-73 M:4/4 L:1/8 Q:1/4=110 K:D FG | A3 A B3 A | A2 E4 EF | G3 A B2 A2 | F6 GF | E2 A2 c3 B | B2 A2 E3 A | A2 E2 G2 F2 | D6 FG | A3 A B3 F | A2 E4 EF | G3 A B2 A2 | F6 GF | E2 A2 c3 B | B2 A2 E2 AA | A2 E2 G2 F2 | D6 || FG | A2 AA B/B/B BF | A2 EE E2 EF | G2 G2 A/A/A-AG | F6 GF | E2 A2 c2 BB | B2 A2 E2 AA | AA EE G2 F2 | D6 || W:Well I am a merry ploughboy and I plough the fields all day W:Till a sudden thought came to me head that I should roam away W:For I am sick and tired of slavery since the day I was born W:And I am off to join the I.R.A. and I am off tomorrow morn. W: W:Chorus: W:And we're all off to Dublin in the green, in the green W:Where the helmets glisten in the sun W:Where the bay'nets flash and the riffles crash W:To the rattle of a Thompson gun. W: W:I'll leave aside me pick and spade, I'll leave aside me plough W:I'll leave aside me horse and yoke, I no longer need them now W:I'll leave aside me Mary, she's the girl that I adore W:And I wonder if she'll think of me whe hears the riffles roar. W: W:Chorus W: W:And when the war is over, and dear old Ireland is free W:I'll take her to the church to wed and a rebel's wife she'll be W:Well some men fight for silver and some men fight for gold W:But the I.R.A. are fighting for the land that the Saxons stole. W: W:Chorus
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