Bold Thady Quill – lyrics and chords

The lyrics to Bold Thady Quill are a tribute to a poor labourer from County Cork named Timothy ‘Thady’ Quill. The chords are presented here in the key of C major. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys.

 
C 
Ye maids of Duhallow who’re anxious for courtin’
 
A  
Am 
word of ad
Em 
vice I will  
Dm 
give unto  
G7 
ye
 
Pro
C 
ceed to Banteer, to the athletic  
Am 
sportin’
 
And  
F 
hand in ye’r  
C 
names to the  
G7 
club 
 
commit
C 
tee
 
But do not com
Am 
mence any  
Dm 
sketch of your  
C 
progress
 
‘Till a  
Am 
carriage you  
Em 
see comin’  
Dm 
over the  
G7 
hill
 
And  
C 
down thro’ the valleys and hills of Kil
Am 
corney
 
With that  
F 
Muskery 
 
 
C 
sportsman the  
G7 
bold Thady  
C 
Quill.
Chorus
 
For  
C 
ramblin’ for rovin’ for football or courtin’
 
For  
Am 
emptin’ a  
Em 
bowl sure as  
F 
fast as you’d  
G7 
fill
 
In  
C 
all your days rovin’ you’d find none so  
Am 
jovial
 
As the  
F 
Muskery 
 
 
C 
sportsman the  
G7 
bold Thady  
C 
Quill.

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Thady was famous in many other places
At the athletic meeting held out in Clogroe
He won thelong jump without throwing off his braces
Goin’ fifty-four feet every sweep he would throw.
At puttin’ of the weight there was a Dublin man foremost
But Thady outreached and exceeded him still
And around the whole field rand the wild ringing chorus
‘Here’s luck to our hero, the bold Thady Quill.

Chorus

At the great hurlin’ match between Cork and Tipperary
(‘Twas played in the park by the banks of the Lee)
Our own darlin’ boys were afraid of being beaten
So they sent for bold Thady to Ballinagree.
He hurled the ball left and right in their faces
And show’d those Tipp’rary boys learnin’ and skill
If they came in his way, shure he surely would brain ’em
And thepapers were full of praise for old Thade Quill.

Chorus

In the year ninety-one before Parnell was taken
Thade was outrageously breaking the peace
He got a light sentence for causin’ commotion
And six months hard labour for batin’ police.
But in spite of coercionhe’s still agitatin’
Ev’ry drop of his life’s blood he’s willing to spill
To gain for old Ireland complete liberation
‘Till then there’s no rest for me’ say bold Thady Quill.

Chorus

At the Cork Exhibition there was a fair lady
Whose fortune exceeded a million or more
But a bad constitution had ruined her completely
And medical treatment had failed o’er and o’er.
‘Oh Mama’ said she ‘I know what’ll cure me
ANd all me diseases mosty certainly kill
Give over your doctors and medical treatment
I’d rather one shake outa bold Thady Quill.

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[C]Ye maids of Duhallow who’re anxious for courtin’
A [Am]word of ad[Em]vice I will [Dm]give unto [G7]ye
Pro[C]ceed to Banteer, to the athletic [Am]sportin’
And [F]hand in ye’r [C]names to the [G7]club commit[C]tee
But do not com[Am]mence any [Dm]sketch of your [C]progress
‘Till a [Am]carriage you [Em]see comin’ [Dm]over the [G7]hill
And [C]down thro’ the valleys and hills of Kil[Am]corney
With that [F]Muskery [C]sportsman the [G7]bold Thady [C]Quill.

Chorus

For [C]ramblin’ for rovin’ for football or courtin’
For [Am]emptin’ a [Em]bowl sure as [F]fast as you’d [G7]fill
In [C]all your days rovin’ you’d find none so [Am]jovial
As the [F]Muskery [C]sportsman the [G7]bold Thady [C]Quill.

Thady was famous in many other places
At the athletic meeting held out in Clogroe
He won thelong jump without throwing off his braces
Goin’ fifty-four feet every sweep he would throw.
At puttin’ of the weight there was a Dublin man foremost
But Thady outreached and exceeded him still
And around the whole field rand the wild ringing chorus
‘Here’s luck to our hero, the bold Thady Quill.

Chorus

At the great hurlin’ match between Cork and Tipperary
(‘Twas played in the park by the banks of the Lee)
Our own darlin’ boys were afraid of being beaten
So they sent for bold Thady to Ballinagree.
He hurled the ball left and right in their faces
And show’d those Tipp’rary boys learnin’ and skill
If they came in his way, shure he surely would brain ’em
And thepapers were full of praise for old Thade Quill.

Chorus

In the year ninety-one before Parnell was taken
Thade was outrageously breaking the peace
He got a light sentence for causin’ commotion
And six months hard labour for batin’ police.
But in spite of coercionhe’s still agitatin’
Ev’ry drop of his life’s blood he’s willing to spill
To gain for old Ireland complete liberation
‘Till then there’s no rest for me’ say bold Thady Quill.

Chorus

At the Cork Exhibition there was a fair lady
Whose fortune exceeded a million or more
But a bad constitution had ruined her completely
And medical treatment had failed o’er and o’er.
‘Oh Mama’ said she ‘I know what’ll cure me
ANd all me diseases mosty certainly kill
Give over your doctors and medical treatment
I’d rather one shake outa bold Thady Quill.

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