Muirsheen Durkin lyrics and chords

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The lyrics tell the story of an Irishman in the 19th century who wants to seek fame and fortune in America.

Muirsheen Durkin lyrics and chords

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C 
In the days I went a
G 
courtin’, I was never tired re
C 
sortin’
 
To the alehouse and the  
G 
playhouse or many a house be
C 
side
 
I told me brother  
G 
Seamus ‘I’ll be off now and grow  
C 
famous’
 
And before l come  
G 
home again I’d roam the world  
C 
wide.

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So goodbye Muirsheen Durkin, sure I’m sick and tired of working,
No more I’ll dig the praties, no longer I’ll be fooled.
But as sure as my name is Carney, I’ll be off to Californee,
And instead of diggin’ praties I’ll be diggin’ lumps of gold.

I courted girls in Blarney, in Kanturk and in Killarney
In Passage and in Queenstown, I mean the Cobh of Cork
But I’m tired of all this pleasure, so now I’ll take my leisure
And the next time that you hear from me be a letter from New York.

Goodbye to all the boys at home, I’m sailing far across the foam
To try to make me fortune in far Amerikay,
For there’s gold and money plenty, for the poor and for the gentry
And when I’m back again, I never more will stray.

When I landed in America I met a man named Burke.
He told me if I wait awhile he’d surely find me work.
But work he did not find me so there’s nothing here to bind me.
And I’m off to seek my fortune in californ-i-a.

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Muirsheen Durkin Print Version

[C]In the days I went a[G]courtin’, I was never tired re[C]sortin’
To the alehouse and the [G]playhouse or many a house be[C]side
I told me brother [G]Seamus ‘l’ll be off now and grow [C]famous’
And before l come [G]home again l’d roam the world [C]wide

Chorus
So goodbye Muirsheen Durkin, sure l’m sick and tired of working,
No more I’ll dig the praties, no longer I’ll be fooled.
But as sure as my name is Carney, I’ll be off to Californee,
And instead of diggin’ praties I’ll be diggin’ lumps of gold

I courted girls in Blarney, in Kanturk and in Killarney
In Passage and in Queenstown, I mean the Cobh of Cork
But I’m tired of all this pleasure, so now I’ll take my leisure
And the next time that you hear from me be a letter from New York

Goodbye to all the boys at home, l’m sailing far across the foam
To try to make me fortune in far Amerikay,
For there’s gold and money plenty, for the poor and for the gentry
And when I’m back again, I never more will stray.

When I landed in America I met a man named Burke.
He told me if I wait awhile he’d surely find me work.
But work he did not find me so there’s nothing here to bind me.
And I’m off to seek my fortune in californ-i-a.

Muirsheen Durkin
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