Rare Ould Times lyrics and chords

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C 
Raised on songs and  
F 
sto
C 
ries, 
 
 
Am 
heroes of re
F 
noun
 
The  
C 
passing 
 
 
Em 
tales and  
F 
glories that  
G 
once was Dublin  
G7 
town
 
The  
C 
hallowed halls and  
F 
hou
C 
ses, the  
Am 
haunting children’s  
F 
rhymes
 
That  
C 
once was  
Em 
Dublin 
 
 
F 
city in the  
G7 
rare ould  
C 
times.
 
C 
Ring a ring a  
F 
ro
C 
sey, 
 
 
Am 
as the light de
F 
clines
 
I re
C 
member 
 
 
Em 
Dublin 
 
 
F 
city in the  
G7 
rare ould  
C 
times.

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My name it is Sean Demspey, as Dublin as can be
Born hard and late in Pimlico, in a house that ceased to be
By trade I was a cooper, lost out to redundancy
Like my house that fell to progress, my trade’s a memory.

And I courted Peggy Dignan, as pretty as you please
A rogue and a child of Mary, from the rebel Liberties
I lost her to a student chap with a skin as black as coal
When he took her off to Birmingham, she took away my soul.

The years have made me bitter, the gargle dims me brain
‘Cause Dublin keeps on changing and nothing stays the same
The Pillar and the Met have gone, the Royal long since pulled down
As the great unyielding concrete makes a city of my town.

Fare thee well sweet Anna Liffey, I can no longer stay
And watch the new glass cages, that spring up along the quay
My mind’s too full of memories, too old to hear new chimes
I’m part of what was Dublin in the rare ould times.

The lyrics to The Rare Ould Times lament the passing of the old Dublin that the song’s writer Pete St John remembers from his childhood in the 1950s and 60s.

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[C]Raised on songs and [F]sto[C]ries, [Am]heroes of re[F]noun
The [C]passing [Em]tales and [F]glories that [G]once was Dublin [G7]town
The [C]hallowed halls and [F]hou[C]ses, the [Am]haunting children’s [F]rhymes
That [C]once was [Em]Dublin [F]city in the [G7]rare ould [C]times.

[C]Ring a ring a [F]ro[C]sey, [Am]as the light de[F]clines
I re[C]member [Em]Dublin [F]city in the [G7]rare ould [C]times.

My name it is Sean Demspey, as Dublin as can be
Born hard and late in Pimlico, in a house that ceased to be
By trade I was a cooper, lost out to redundancy
Like my house that fell to progress, my trade’s a memory.

And I courted Peggy Dignan, as pretty as you please
A rogue and a child of Mary, from the rebel Liberties
I lost her to a student chap with a skin as black as coal
When he took her off to Birmingham, she took away my soul.

The years have made me bitter, the gargle dims me brain
‘Cause Dublin keeps on changing and nothing stays the same
The Pillar and the Met have gone, the Royal long since pulled down
As the great unyielding concrete makes a city of my town.

Fare thee well sweet Anna Liffey, I can no longer stay
And watch the new glass cages, that spring up along the quay
My mind’s too full of memories, too old to hear new chimes
I’m part of what was Dublin in the rare ould times.

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