Dublin Jack of All Trades – lyrics and chords

The chords to Dublin Jack of All Trades are presented here in the key of D major. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys. The lyrics are of a man telling how he has made his living doing almost every job imaginable throughout his life.

 
D 
I am a roving sporting blade, they  
A 
call me Jack of all  
D 
trades
 
I always place my chief delight in  
A 
courting pretty fair  
D 
maids
 
So when in Dublin I ar
C 
rived to  
D 
try for a situ
A 
ation
 
I  
D 
always 
 
 
A 
heard them  
D 
say it  
G 
was the  
D 
pride of  
A 
all the  
D 
nation.

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On George’s Quay I first began and there became a porter
Me and my master soon fell out which cut my acquaintance shorter
In Sackville Street a pastry cook – in James’ Street a baker
In Cook Street I did coffins make – in Eustace Street a preacher.

Chorus

In Baggot Street I drove a cab and there was well required
In Frances Street had lodging beds to entertain all strangers
For Dublin is in high renown, or I am much mistaken
In Kevin Street I do declare, sold butter, eggs and bacon.

Chorus

In Golden Lane I sold old shoes – in Meath Street was a grinder
In Barrack Street I lost my wife, I’m glad I ne’er could find her
In Mary’s Lane I’ve dyed old clothes of which I’ve often boasted
In that noted place Exchequer Street sold mutton ready roasted.

Chorus

In Temple Bar I dressed old hats – in Thomas Street a sawyer
In Pill Lane I sold the plate – in Green Street an honest lawyer
In Plunkett Street I sold cast clothes – in Bride’s Alley a broker
In Charles Street I had a shop, sold shovel, thongs and poker.

Chorus

In College Green a banker was – and in Smithfield a drover
In Britain Street a waiter and in George’s Street a glover
On Ormond Quay I sold old books – in King’s Street a nailer
In Townsend Street a carpenter – and in Ringsend a sailor.

Chorus

In Cole’s Lane a jobbing butcher – in Dame Street a tailor
In Moore Street a chandler and on the Coombe a weaver
In Church Street I sold old ropes – on Redmond’s Hill a draper
In Mary Street sold ‘bacco pipes – in Bishop Street a quaker.

Chorus

In Peter Street I was a quack – in Greek street a grainer
On the harbour I did carry sacks, in Werburgh Street a glazier
In Mud Island was a dairy boy where I became a scooper
In Capel Street a barber’s clerk – in Abbey Street a cooper.

Chorus

In Liffey street had furniture with fleas and bugs I sold it
And at the bank a big placard I often stood to hold it
In New Street I sold hay and straw and in Spitalfields made bacon
In Fishamble Street was at the grand old trade of basketmaking.

Chorus

In Summerhill a coachmaker – in Denzille Street a gilder
In Cork Street was a tanner – in Brunswick Street a builder,
In High Street I sold hosiery – in Patrick Street sold all blades
So if you wish to know my name, they call me Jack of all trades.

Chorus

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[D]I am a roving sporting blade, they [A]call me Jack of all [D]trades
I always place my chief delight in [A]courting pretty fair [D]maids
So when in Dublin I ar[C]rived to [D]try for a situ[A]ation
I [D]always [A]heard them [D]say it [G]was the [D]pride of [A]all the [D]nation.

Chorus

I’m a roving Jack of many a trade, of [A]ev’ry trade and all [D]trades
And if you wish to know my name, they [A]call me Jack of [D]all trades.

On George’s Quay I first began and there became a porter
Me and my master soon fell out which cut my acquaintance shorter
In Sackville Street a pastry cook – in James’ Street a baker
In Cook Street I did coffins make – in Eustace Street a preacher.

Chorus

In Baggot Street I drove a cab and there was well required
In Frances Street had lodging beds to entertain all strangers
For Dublin is in high renown, or I am much mistaken
In Kevin Street I do declare, sold butter, eggs and bacon.

Chorus

In Golden Lane I sold old shoes – in Meath Street was a grinder
In Barrack Street I lost my wife, I’m glad I ne’er could find her
In Mary’s Lane I’ve dyed old clothes of which I’ve often boasted
In that noted place Exchequer Street sold mutton ready roasted.

Chorus

In Temple Bar I dressed old hats – in Thomas Street a sawyer
In Pill Lane I sold the plate – in Green Street an honest lawyer
In Plunkett Street I sold cast clothes – in Bride’s Alley a broker
In Charles Street I had a shop, sold shovel, thongs and poker.

Chorus

In College Green a banker was – and in Smithfield a drover
In Britain Street a waiter and in George’s Street a glover
On Ormond Quay I sold old books – in King’s Street a nailer
In Townsend Street a carpenter – and in Ringsend a sailor.

Chorus

In Cole’s Lane a jobbing butcher – in Dame Street a tailor
In Moore Street a chandler and on the Coombe a weaver
In Church Street I sold old ropes – on Redmond’s Hill a draper
In Mary Street sold ‘bacco pipes – in Bishop Street a quaker.

Chorus

In Peter Street I was a quack – in Greek street a grainer
On the harbour I did carry sacks, in Werburgh Street a glazier
In Mud Island was a dairy boy where I became a scooper
In Capel Street a barber’s clerk – in Abbey Street a cooper.

Chorus

In Liffey street had furniture with fleas and bugs I sold it
And at the bank a big placard I often stood to hold it
In New Street I sold hay and straw and in Spitalfields made bacon
In Fishamble Street was at the grand old trade of basketmaking.

Chorus

In Summerhill a coachmaker – in Denzille Street a gilder
In Cork Street was a tanner – in Brunswick Street a builder,
In High Street I sold hosiery – in Patrick Street sold all blades
So if you wish to know my name, they call me Jack of all trades.

Chorus

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