Red Haired Mary lyrics and chords

The chords to Red haired Mary are presented in the key of G. The lyrics were written by Sean McCarthy and tell the story of a of a man who wooed a girl who was supposed to be wed later that day.

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G 
O, ’twas going to the fair in  
D7 
Dingle 
 
 
G 
one fine morning  
C 
last 
 
July
 
And  
G 
walking down the road be
D7 
fore me a  
G 
red-haired girl I  
D7 
chanced to  
G 
spy
 
G 
Keep your hands off  
Em 
red-haired Mary  
G 
her and I are  
C 
to be wed
 
We’re  
G 
seein’ the priest this  
Em 
very morning to
G 
night we’ll lie in the  
D7 
marriage 
 
 
G 
bed

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“Come ride with me my red-haired maiden, the donkey he will carry two”
She looked at me with eyes a twinkle, her cheeks a lovely rosy hue

“Thank you kindly sir” she answered, then she tossed her bright red hair
“Seeing as you have got the donkey I’ll ride with you to the Dingle Fair.”

When we reached the town of Dingle, I took her hand to say goodbye
But a tinker he stepped up behind me and hit me right in my left eye

Now I was feeling kind of peevish, my poor old eye felt sad and sore
I tapped him gently with my hobnails, and he flew back through Tim Murphy’s door

He galloped off to find his father, the tallest man I e’er did meet
He tapped me gently with his knuckles, now I am minus two front teeth

Round the corner came a peeler, told me that I’d broke the law
The donkey kicked him on the kneecap, he fell down and broke his jaw

Now the red-haired girl she kept on smiling, “Young man I’ll come with you” she said
“We’ll forget the priest this very morning, and tonight we’ll sleep in Murphy’s bed.”

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[G]O, ’twas going to the fair in [D7]Dingle [G]one fine morning [C]last July
And [G]walking down the road be[D7]fore me a [G]red-haired girl I [D7]chanced to [G]spy

[G]Keep your hands off [Em]red-haired Mary [G]her and I are [C]to be wed
We’re [G]seein’ the priest this [Em]very morning to[G]night we’ll lie in the [D7]marriage [G]bed

“Come ride with me my red-haired maiden, the donkey he will carry two”
She looked at me with eyes a twinkle, her cheeks a lovely rosy hue

“Thank you kindly sir” she answered, then she tossed her bright red hair
“Seeing as you have got the donkey I’ll ride with you to the Dingle Fair.”

When we reached the town of Dingle, I took her hand to say goodbye
But a tinker he stepped up behind me and hit me right in my left eye

Now I was feeling kind of peevish, my poor old eye felt sad and sore
I tapped him gently with my hobnails, and he flew back through Tim Murphy’s door

He galloped off to find his father, the tallest man I e’er did meet
He tapped me gently with his knuckles, now I am minus two front teeth

Round the corner came a peeler, told me that I’d broke the law
The donkey kicked him on the kneecap, he fell down and broke his jaw

Now the red-haired girl she kept on smiling, “Young man I’ll come with you” she said
“We’ll forget the priest this very morning, and tonight we’ll sleep in Murphy’s bed.”

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