The Kerry Dances lyrics and chords

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The lyrics are of a man reminiscing about the fun and laughter everyone used to enjoy at the Kery Dances.

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D 
Oh, the  
D7 
days of the  
G 
Kerry 
 
 
D 
dances, oh, the  
Bm 
sound of the  
E 
piper’s 
 
 
A7 
tune!
 
D 
Oh, for  
D7 
one of those  
G 
hours of  
D 
gladness! Gone, a
Bm 
las, like our  
A 
youth, too  
D 
soon.
 
A 
When the boys be
F#m 
gan to gather  
A 
in the glen of a  
Bm 
summer’s 
 
 
E7 
night
 
A 
And the Kerry  
F#m 
piper’s tuning  
A 
made us long with  
E 
wild 
 
de
A 
light.
 
Bm 
Oh, to think of it!  
F#m 
Oh, to dream of it!
 
G 
Fills my heart with  
A 
tears.
A7 

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Chorus

*Was there ever a sweeter colleen in the dance than Eily More
Or a prouder lad than Thady as he boldly took the floor
“Lads and lassies to your places, up the middle and down again!”
And the merrry hearted laughter ringing through the happy glen.
Oh, to think of it! Oh, to dream of it!
Fills my heart with tears.

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Chorus

[D]Oh, the [D7]days of the [G]Kerry [D]dances, oh, the [Bm]sound of the [E]piper’s [A7]tune!
[D]Oh, for [D7]one of those [G]hours of [D]gladness! Gone, a[Bm]las, like our [A]youth, too [D]soon.

[A]When the boys be[F#m]gan to gather [A]in the glen of a [Bm]summer’s [E7]night
[A]And the Kerry [F#m]piper’s tuning [A]made us long with [E]wild de[A]light.
[Bm]Oh, to think of it! [F#m]Oh, to dream of it!
[G]Fills my heart with [A]tears.[A7]

Chorus

*Was there ever a sweeter colleen in the dance than Eily More
Or a prouder lad than Thady as he boldly took the floor
“Lads and lassies to your places, up the middle and down again!”
And the merrry hearted laughter ringing through the happy glen.
Oh, to think of it! Oh, to dream of it!
Fills my heart with tears.

Chorus

*The first two lines are sung to the same melody as the chorus.

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