Dicey Reilly – lyrics and chords

The lyrics to Dicey Reilly tell the story of an infamous Dublin alcoholic. The song is traditional but it’s thought that the final two verses may have been added by Dominic Behan. The chords to Dicey Reilly are presented here in the key of C Major – the key used by The Dubliners who are one of the bands most closely associated with the song. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys.

 
Oh  
C 
poor old Dicey Reilly she has  
G 
taken to the  
C 
sup.
 
Oh  
G 
poor old Dicey Reilly she will  
C 
never give it up.
 
C 
For it`s off each morning to the pop,
 
And  
G 
then she`s in for another little drop,
 
For the  
C 
heart of the rowl is Dicey  
G7 
Rei
C 
lly.

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Oh she walks along Fitzgibbon street with an independent air,
And then it`s down be Summerhill and as the people stare
She says it`s nearly half past one, and it`s time I had another little one
Oh the heart of the rowl is Dicey Reilly.

She owns a little sweet shop at the corner of the street,
And every evening after school I go to wash her feet
She leaves me there to mind the shop
While she nips in for another little drop
Oh the heart of the rowl is Dicey Reilly.

Long years ago when men were men and fancied May Oblong
Or lovely Beckie Cooper or Maggie`s Mary Wong,
One woman put them all to shame, just one was worthy of the name,
And the name of that dame was Dicey Reilly.

Oh but time went catching up on her like many pretty whores,
And it`s after you along the street before you`re out the doors,
The balance weighed and the looks all fade, but out of all that great brigade,
Still the heart of the rowl is Dicey Reilly.

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Oh [C]poor old Dicey Reilly she has [G]taken to the [C]sup.
Oh [G]poor old Dicey Reilly she will [C]never give it up.
[C]For it`s off each morning to the pop,
And [G]then she`s in for another little drop,
For the [C]heart of the rowl is Dicey [G7]Rei[C]lly.

Oh she walks along Fitzgibbon street with an independent air,
And then it`s down be Summerhill and as the people stare
She says it`s nearly half past one, and it`s time I had another little one
Oh the heart of the rowl is Dicey Reilly.

She owns a little sweet shop at the corner of the street,
And every evening after school I go to wash her feet
She leaves me there to mind the shop
While she nips in for another little drop
Oh the heart of the rowl is Dicey Reilly.

Long years ago when men were men and fancied May Oblong
Or lovely Beckie Cooper or Maggie`s Mary Wong,
One woman put them all to shame, just one was worthy of the name,
And the name of that dame was Dicey Reilly.

Oh but time went catching up on her like many pretty whores,
And it`s after you along the street before you`re out the doors,
The balance weighed and the looks all fade, but out of all that great brigade,
Still the heart of the rowl is Dicey Reilly.

Dicey Reilly
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Dicey Reilly lyrics and chords

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