Monto – lyrics and chords

The lyrics to Monto (or Take Me Up to Monto) talk about various vistors to Dublin City and how they all end up going ‘up the monto’, the city’s red light district. The chords are presented here in the key of G major. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys.

 
G 
Well if you’ve got a  
Em 
wing-o, 
 
 
G 
take her up to  
Em 
Ring-o
 
G 
Where the waxies  
Em 
sing-o, 
 
 
D 
all the  
G 
day.
 
If you’ve had your  
Em 
fill of porter,  
G 
and you can’t go  
Em 
any 
 
further
 
G 
Give your man the  
Em 
order, 
 
 
D 
Back to the  
G 
Quay!
Chorus
 
And take her up to  
Em 
Monto, 
 
 
G 
Monto, 
 
 
Em 
Monto
 
G 
Take her up to  
Em 
Monto, 
 
 
D 
lange
G 
roo, 
 
 
D 
to 
 
 
G 
you!

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You’ve heard of the Duke of Gloucester, the dirty old imposter
He got a mot and lost her, up the Furry Glen.
He first put on his bowler and he buttoned up his trousers
And he whistled for a growler and he says ‘My man.’

Chorus

You’ve heard of the Dublin Fusileers, the dirty old bamboozileers
They went and got the childer, one, two, three.
Oh, marching from the Linen Hall there’s one for every cannonball
And Vick’s going to send them all, o’er the sea.

Chorus

When Carey told on Skin-the-goat, O’Donnell caught him on the boat
He wished he’d never been afloat, the filthy skite.
It wasn’t very sensible to tell on the Invincibles
They stood up for their principles, day and night.

Chorus

Now when the Czar of Russia and the King of Prussia
Landed in the Phoenix Park in a big balloon
They asked the polisman to play ‘The wearing of the Green’
But the buggers in the depot didn’t know the tune.

Chorus

Now the Queen she came to call on us, she wanted to see all of us
I’m glad she didn’t fall on us, she’s eighteen stone.
‘Mister Melord the Mayor’ says she, ‘Is this all you’ve got to show me?
‘Why, no ma’am, there’s some more to see, pog mo thoin.’

Chorus

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[G]Well if you’ve got a [Em]wing-o, [G]take her up to [Em]Ring-o
[G]Where the waxies [Em]sing-o, [D]all the [G]day.
If you’ve had your [Em]fill of porter, [G]and you can’t go [Em]any further
[G]Give your man the [Em]order, [D]Back to the [G]Quay!

Chorus

And take her up to [Em]Monto, [G]Monto, [Em]Monto
[G]Take her up to [Em]Monto, [D]lange[G]roo, [D]to [G]you!

You’ve heard of the Duke of Gloucester, the dirty old imposter
He got a mot and lost her, up the Furry Glen.
He first put on his bowler and he buttoned up his trousers
And he whistled for a growler and he says ‘My man.’

Chorus

You’ve heard of the Dublin Fusileers, the dirty old bamboozileers
They went and got the childer, one, two, three.
Oh, marching from the Linen Hall there’s one for every cannonball
And Vick’s going to send them all, o’er the sea.

Chorus

When Carey told on Skin-the-goat, O’Donnell caught him on the boat
He wished he’d never been afloat, the filthy skite.
It wasn’t very sensible to tell on the Invincibles
They stood up for their principles, day and night.

Chorus

Now when the Czar of Russia and the King of Prussia
Landed in the Phoenix Park in a big balloon
They asked the polisman to play ‘The wearing of the Green’
But the buggers in the depot didn’t know the tune.

Chorus

Now the Queen she came to call on us, she wanted to see all of us
I’m glad she didn’t fall on us, she’s eighteen stone.
‘Mister Melord the Mayor’ says she, ‘Is this all you’ve got to show me?
‘Why, no ma’am, there’s some more to see, pog mo thoin.’

Chorus

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