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Erin

Lord Randall

Erin
Trad. Arr. - Steeleye Span

Verse 1
[G]At the setting of the[C] sun
When my [D]long day's work is[G] done
I went out along the [C]sea shore for a walk
And I [Em]being all [C]alone
I sat [G]down upon a[C] stone
To[G] gaze upon the[D] streets of[G] New York

Chorus
Erin gra^ mo chroi
You're the dear old land to me
You're the fairest that my eyes have ever seen
And if ever I go home
From you I never will roam
From my own dear native land - far away

Verse 2
With the turf fire burning bright
On a cold dark winter's night
And the snow flakes falling gently to the ground
When St. Patrick's day comes 'round
We'll wear the shamrock green
In my own dear native land - far away

Chorus

Verse 3
Well it broke my mother's heart
From her I had to part
Will I ever see my mother any more?
When her body it is laid
In the cold and silent grave
In my own dear native land - far away

Chorus

 

Erin supplied by SIMON JONES.
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Lord Randall
Words Trad. Adapted by Bob Johnson.
Music. - Bob Johnson.

Intro
[A5]

Verse 1
[A5] O where have you been, Lord Randall, my son? [A] [D] [E] [A]
[A5]
Where have you been, my handsome young man? [A] [D] [E] [A]
[G/A]
I've been to the wild wood, mother, [Bm] and I want to lie down. [Bm]
[G/A]
I met with my true love, mother, [Bm] make my bed soon. [Bm]
[G/A]
And what did she give you?
[E] She gave me some supper and I'm -

Chorus
[A] Sick, [E] sick, [A] weary and [D] tired,
[Bm] Sick to the heart [Bm/A] [Bm/G#] [Bm/F#] [Bm/C#] [E] [Esus4] and I want to lie down.

Bridge
[A5]

Verse 2
Oh what did you eat, Lord Randall, my son?
What did you eat, my handsome young man?

She gave me some eels, mother, fried in a pan,
They were streaked and striped, mother, make my bed soon.
And where did they come from?
They came from the ditches,
And what got your leavings?
My hawks and my greyhounds,
And what did they do then?
They lay down and died and I am -

Chorus

Verse 3
Oh what will you do, Lord Randall, my son?
What will you do, my handsome young man?

I fear I am poisoned, mother, make my bed soon.
Down in the courtyard, mother, and lay me down easy,
For I've been to the wildwood and I met with my true love.
And what did you eat there?
Eels in a pan.
And what was their colour?
All streaked and striped.
And where did they come from?
My father's black ditches,
And what got the leavings?
My hawks and my greyhounds,
And what did they do then?
They lay down and died.
Oh, I fear you are poisoned.
Make my bed soon.
And where shall I make it?
Down in the churchyard.
Down in the churchyard.
And lay me down easy for I'm -

Chorus

Close
[D] [D/C#] [D/B] [A]

 

Lord Randall supplied by SIMON JONES.
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Australia
Trad. Arr. - Steeleye Span

Time:- 60 bpm

Intro
[Bmaj7]

Verse 1
[Bmaj7] When I was a young man, [Bmaj7]my age seventeen, [Bmaj7]
[Bmaj7]
I ought to have been serving [F#] Victoria , my Queen, [F#]
[F#]
But them [Bmaj7] hard-hearted judges, [E]oh how [Bmaj7] cruel they be
[Bmaj7] For to send us [E] poor lads to [F# (single note) Bmaj7] Australia.

Verse 2
I fell in with a damsel, she was handsome and gay,
I neglected my work more and more everyday,
And to keep her like a lady, I went on the highway,
And for that I was sent to Australia.

Chorus
Australia, Australia, I would ne're see no more
Worn out with the fever, cast down to death's door,
And if I ever live, say, seven years more,
I would soon bid adieu to Australia.

Verse 3
Now the judges, they stand with their whips in their hands
And they drive us like horses to plough up the land,
You should see us poor young fellows, a-working in the goal-yard,
How cruel is our fate in Australia.

Last Chorus
Australia, Australia, I would ne're see no more
Worn out with the fever, cast down to death's door,
And if I ever live, say, seven years more,
I would soon bid adieu to Australia.

Finish
[Bmaj7] [A] [E]

NOTES:-
[Bmaj7] apart from last chord on last verse line played by string in following order:- 5,4,2,2,4,2,5,4,3,2,4,3.
[F#] played by string in following order:- 6,4,2,2,4,2,6,4,3,2,4,3.

[Bmaj7] = 5th string 2nd fret, 4th string 4th fret, 3rd string 3rd fret 2nd string open.
[F#] = 6th string 2nd fret, 4th string 4th fret, 3rd string 3rd fret 2nd string open.

 

Australia supplied by SIMON JONES.
Thanks Simon.

 

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