Tipping it up to Nancy lyrics and chords

Tipping it up to Nancy is another version of the classic tale told in The Old Woman From Wexford. The chords are presented in the key of D. The lyrics tell the story of a man who kills his wife before she has the chance to kill him.

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D 
There was an old woman in our town
D 
A woman you all know well
 
She  
G 
dearly loved her  
D 
husband
 
But an
Em 
other man twice as  
G 
well
 
With me  
D 
right 
 
finnick-an-air-ee-o
D 
Me tip finnick-a-wall
 
With me  
Em 
right 
 
finnick-an-
G 
air-ee-o
 
We’re  
D 
tippin’ it up to Nancy

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She went down to the chemist shop some remedies for to find
“Have you anything in your chemist shop to make me old man blind?”

“Give him eggs and marrowbones and make him suck them all
And before he has the last one sucked he won’t see you at all.”

She gave him eggs and marrowbones and made him suck them all
Before he had the last one sucked he couldn’t see the wall

“If in this world I cannot see, then here I cannot stay
I’d rather go and drown myself; says she “I’ll show the way.”

She led him to the river and she led him to the brim
But sly enough of the old lad it was him that shoved her in

“Oh husband dear I’m going to drown don’t leave me here behind!”
“Yerra shut your mouth” the old lad said, “sure don’t ye know I’m blind.”

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[D]There was an old woman in our town
[D]A woman you all know well
She [G]dearly loved her [D]husband
But an[Em]other man twice as [G]well
With me [D]right finnick-an-air-ee-o
[D]Me tip finnick-a-wall
With me [Em]right finnick-an-[G]air-ee-o
We’re [D]tippin’ it up to Nancy

She went down to the chemist shop some remedies for to find
“Have you anything in your chemist shop to make me old man blind?”

“Give him eggs and marrowbones and make him suck them all
And before he has the last one sucked he won’t see you at all.”

She gave him eggs and marrowbones and made him suck them all
Before he had the last one sucked he couldn’t see the wall

“If in this world I cannot see, then here I cannot stay
I’d rather go and drown myself; says she “I’ll show the way.”

She led him to the river and she led him to the brim
But sly enough of the old lad it was him that shoved her in

“Oh husband dear I’m going to drown don’t leave me here behind!”
“Yerra shut your mouth” the old lad said, “sure don’t ye know I’m blind.”

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