Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore lyrics and chords

The chords to Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore are presented in the key of C. The lyrics are about the boat journey an Irish emigrant takes from Londonderry to New York.

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C 
Oh fare thee well to Ireland my  
Bb 
own dear  
F 
native 
 
 
C 
land
 
It  
F 
breaks my  
C 
heart to see friends part for its  
Bb 
then that the  
F 
tear drops  
Bb 
fall
 
I’m  
F 
on my  
C 
way to Amerikay will I  
Bb 
ever see  
F 
home once  
Bb 
more
 
For  
C 
now I leave my own true love and  
Bb 
Paddy’s Green  
F 
Shamrock 
 
 
C 
Shore

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From Londonderry we did sail, it being on the fourth of May
Pleasant weather I’m sure we had going to America
Fresh water then we did take in, one hundred tons or more
For fear we’d be short on the other side, far from Shamrock shore

Two of our anchors we did weigh before we left the quay
Down the river we were towed till we came to Botany Bay
We saw that night the grandest night we ever saw before
The sun going down ‘tween sea and sky far from the Shamrock shore

Early next morning we were sea-sick all, not one of us was free
I, myself was confined to bed with no one to pity me
No father or no mother to raise my head when sore
That made me think of the friends I left on the lonely Shamrock shore

We landed safely in New York after four and twenty days
Each comrade by the hand we took and we marched through different ways
Each one drank a flowing glass as we might meet no more
With flowing bumpers we drank a health to the lonely Shamrock shore

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[C]Oh fare thee well to Ireland my [Bb]own dear [F]native [C]land
It [F]breaks my [C]heart to see friends part for its [Bb]then that the [F]tear drops [Bb]fall
I’m [F]on my [C]way to Amerikay will I [Bb]ever see [F]home once [Bb]more
For [C]now I leave my own true love and [Bb]Paddy’s Green [F]Shamrock [C]Shore

From Londonderry we did sail, it being on the fourth of May
Pleasant weather I’m sure we had going to America
Fresh water then we did take in, one hundred tons or more
For fear we’d be short on the other side, far from Shamrock shore

Two of our anchors we did weigh before we left the quay
Down the river we were towed till we came to Botany Bay
We saw that night the grandest night we ever saw before
The sun going down ‘tween sea and sky far from the Shamrock shore

Early next morning we were sea-sick all, not one of us was free
I, myself was confined to bed with no one to pity me
No father or no mother to raise my head when sore
That made me think of the friends I left on the lonely Shamrock shore

We landed safely in New York after four and twenty days
Each comrade by the hand we took and we marched through different ways
Each one drank a flowing glass as we might meet no more
With flowing bumpers we drank a health to the lonely Shamrock shore

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