The Shores of Amerikay – lyrics and chords

The chords to The Shores of Amerikay are presented here in the key of C Major. The lyrics describe a young man leaving Ireland to build a better life for himself in America.

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C 
I’m bidding farewell to the land of my  
Am 
youth
 
And the  
G7 
home I love so  
C 
well
 
And the  
G7 
mountains so grand round my own  
G 
native 
 
land
 
I’m  
C 
bidding them all  
Dm 
fare 
 
 
G7 
well
 
With  
Dm 
an aching  
G7 
heart I’ll bid  
F 
them 
 
adieu
 
For to
C 
morrow I’ll sail  
Dm 
far 
 
a
G7 
way
 
O’er the  
C 
raging foam for to seek a  
C 
home
Am 
On the  
G7 
shores of Ameri
C 
kay.

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It’s not for the want of employment I’m going
It’s not for the love of fame
That fortune bright, may shine over me
And give me a glorious name
It’s not for the want of employment I’m going
O’er the weary and stormy sea
But to seek a home for my own true love
On the shores of Amerikay.

And when I am bidding my last farewell
The tears like rain will blind
To think of my friends in my own native land
And the home I’m leaving behind
But if I’m to die in a foreign land
And be buried so far far away
No fond mother’s tears will be shed o’er my grave
On the shores of Amerikay.

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[C]I’m bidding farewell to the [F]land of my [C]youth
And the [G]home I love so [C]well
And the [G]mountains so grand round my [F]own native land
I’m [C]bidding them all fare [G]well
With an aching heart I’ll [F]bid them adieu
For to[C]morrow I’ll sail far a[G]way
O’er the raging foam for to [F]seek a [C]home
On the [G]shores of Ameri[C]kay.

It’s not for the want of employment I’m going
It’s not for the love of fame
That fortune bright, may shine over me
And give me a glorious name
It’s not for the want of employment I’m going
O’er the weary and stormy sea
But to seek a home for my own true love
On the shores of Amerikay.

And when I am bidding my last farewell
The tears like rain will blind
To think of my friends in my own native land
And the home I’m leaving behind
But if I’m to die in a foreign land
And be buried so far far away
No fond mother’s tears will be shed o’er my grave
On the shores of Amerikay.

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