The chords to The Girl I Left Behind Me presented here in the key of D major. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys. The lyrics are about a soldier thinking back to the girl he left behind to go away to war.
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[D]It’s lonely since I [G]left the hill
And [D]crossed the moor and [A7]valley
Such [D]heavy thoughts my [G]heart does fill
Since [A7]parting from my [D]Sally.
I [(F#m)]care not for the [(Bm)]fine nor gay
They [D]serve but to re[G]mind [A]me
How [D]swift the hours did [G]pass away
With the [A7]girl I left be[D]hind me.
She says: “My love come home to me
My friends are rich and many
Or else abroad with you I’ll roam
A soldier stout as any.
If you’ll not come or let me go
I’ll think you have resigned me.”
It broke my heart to answer “No”
To the girl I left behind me.
For never shall my true love brave
A life of war and toiling
And never as a skulking slave
I’ll tread my native soil on.
But someday I’ll return again
If the rebels they don’t find me
And never will I roam again
From the girl I left behind me.