Fiddler’s Green – lyrics and chords

The lyrics were written by John Conolly about the mythical sailors’ heaven where the girls are all pretty, the beer is free and there’s bottles of rum growing on every tree. The lyrics given here are as performed by John Conolly.

The chords to Fiddler’s Green are presented here in the key D Major. Barney McKenna sang the song in F. Place a capo on the third fret to play the song in F using these chord shapes. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys.


 
As  
D 
I walked by the dock side one evening so  
Bm 
fair
 
To  
D 
view the salt water and take the sea  
A7 
air
 
I  
G 
heard an old fisherman  
D 
singing this  
A 
song
 
Won’t you  
D 
take me  
G 
away boys me  
Bm 
time is not  
A7 
long.
Chorus
 
Dress me  
D 
up in me  
A7 
oil-skins and  
D 
jumper,
 
No  
G 
more on the  
D 
docks I’ll be  
A7 
seen
 
Just  
G 
tell me old ship-mates I’m  
D 
taking a trip, mates
 
And  
A7 
I’ll see you someday in Fiddler’s  
D 
Green.

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Now Fiddlers Green is a place I’ve heard tell
Where fishermen go if they don’t go to hell
Where the weather is fair and the dolphins do play
And the cold coast of Greenland is far, far away.

Now the sky’s always clear and there’s never a gale
And the fish jump on board with a flick of their tails
You can lie at your leisure, there’s no work to do
And the skipper’s below making tea for the crew.

When you’re in dock and the long trip is through
There’s pubs and there’s clubs and lassies there too
Now the girls are all pretty and the beer is all free
And there’s bottles of rum growing on every tree.

Now I don’t want a harp nor a halo not me
Just give me a breeze and a good rolling sea
I’ll play me old squeeze-box as we sail along
With the wind in the rigging to sing me this song.

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As[D] I walked by the dock side one evening so[Bm] fair
To[D] view the salt water and take the sea[A7] air
I[G] heard an old fisherman[D]singing this [A]song
Wont you [D]take me [G]away boys me [Bm]time is not[A7]long.

Chorus

Dress me [D] up in me [A7]oil-skins and [D]jumper,
No[G] more on the [D]docks I’ll be [A7]seen
Just [G]tell me old ship-mates I’m [D]taking a trip, mates
And [A7]I’ll see you someday in Fiddler’s [D]Green.

Now Fiddlers Green is a place I’ve heard tell
Where fishermen go if they don’t go to hell
Where the weather is fair and the dolphins do play
And the cold coast of Greenland is far, far away.

Now the sky’s always clear and there’s never a gale
And the fish jump on board with a flick of their tails
You can lie at your leisure, there’s no work to do
And the skipper’s below making tea for the crew.

When you’re in dock and the long trip is through
There’s pubs and there’s clubs and lassies there too
Now the girls are all pretty and the beer is all free
And there’s bottles of rum growing on every tree.

Now I don’t want a harp nor a halo not me
Just give me a breeze and a good rolling sea
I’ll play me old squeeze-box as we sail along
With the wind in the rigging to sing me this song.

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