Peggy Gordon – lyrics and chords

The lyrics to Peggy Gordon probably originated in Canada or Nova Scotia and feature a man lamenting the fact that he has been rejected by the woman he loves.

Peggy Gordon
Sweet Maggie Gordon
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The chords are presented here in G Major, the key used by Luke Kelly is his performance of Peggy Gordon.

Both Sinead O’Connor and Paddy Reilly sing the song in D. The Corrs play it in C Major.

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Oh  
G 
Peggy 
 
Gor
D 
don you  
Am 
are my  
G 
dar
D 
ling,
C 
Come sit you  
G 
down upon my  
D 
knee,
 
And  
C 
tell to  
G 
me the  
Am 
very 
 
 
G 
reas
D 
on,
C 
Why I am  
G 
slighted 
 
 
D 
so by  
G 
thee.

I’m so in love, I can’t deny it,
My heart lies smothered in my breast,
But it’s not for you to let the world know it,
A troubled mind can know no rest.

I did put my head to a cask of brandy,
It was my fancy I do declare,
For when I’m drinking I am thinking,
And wishing Peggy Gordon was here.

I wish I was away in Ingo,
Far across the briny sea,
Sailing o’er the deepest ocean,
Where love or care never bothered me.

I wish I was in some lonesome valley,
Where womankind cannot be found,
Where the pretty small birds, do change their voices,
And every moment a different sound.

Oh Peggy Gordon you are my darling,
Come sit you down upon my knee,
And tell to me the very reason,
Why I am slighted so by thee.

Peggy Gordon
Sweet Maggie Gordon
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Peggy Gordon lyrics and chords print version

Oh [G]Peggy Gor[D]don you[Am] are my[G]dar[D]ling,
[C]Come sit you[G]down upon my[D]knee,
And [C]tell to[G]me the[Am]very[G] reas[D]on,
[C]Why I am[G] slighted[D],so by[G]thee,

I’m so in love, I can’t deny it,
My heart lies smothered in my breast,
But it’s not for you to let the world know it,
A troubled mind can know no rest.

I did put my head to a cask of brandy,
It was my fancy I do declare,
For when I’m drinking I am thinking,
And wishing Peggy Gordon was here.

I wish I was away in Ingo,
Far across the briny sea,
Sailing o’er the deepest ocean,
Where love or care never bothered me

I wish I was in some lonesome valley,
Where womankind cannot be found,
Where the pretty small birds, do change their voices,
And every moment a different sound.

Peggy Gordon
Sweet Maggie Gordon
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Lyrics and chords

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