My Mary of the Curling Hair

The chords to My Mary of the Curling Hair is presented in the key of C. The lyrics are about a young woman who is soon to be wed.

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C 
My Mary of the  
F 
curling hair, the  
G7 
laughing cheeks and  
C 
bashful 
 
air
 
A bridal  
C7 
morn is  
F 
dawning 
 
 
Am 
fair with  
G 
blushes in the  
G7 
skies
Chorus
Dm 
Siul 
 
 
G7 
siul 
 
 
C 
siul a  
Em 
run 
 
 
F 
siul go  
Em 
so cair a gus  
Dm 
siul go  
G7 
ciuin
 
My  
C 
love, my  
C7 
pearl, my  
F 
own dear  
Dm 
girl, My  
C 
mountain 
 
 
 
G7maid a
F 
rise
C 

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For we were known from infancy
Thy father’s hearth was home to me
No selfish love was mine for thee
Unholy and unwise

I am no stranger proud and gay
To win thee from thy home away
And find thee for a distant day
A theme for wasting sights

But soon my love shall be my bride
And happy by our own fireside
My veins shall feel the rosy tide
Which lingering hope denies

 

My Mary of the Curling Hair print version

[C]My Mary of the [F]curling hair, the [G7]laughing cheeks and [C]bashful air
A bridal [C7]morn is [F]dawning [Am]fair with [G]blushes in the [G7]skies
Chorus
[Dm]Siul [G7]siul [C]siul a [Em]run [F]siul go [Em]so cair a gus [Dm]siul go [G7]ciuin
My [C]love, my [C7]pearl, my [F]own dear [Dm]girl, My [C]mountain []G7maid a[F]rise[C]

For we were known from infancy
Thy father’s hearth was home to me
No selfish love was mine for thee
Unholy and unwise

I am no stranger proud and gay
To win thee from thy home away
And find thee for a distant day
A theme for wasting sights

But soon my love shall be my bride
And happy by our own fireside
My veins shall feel the rosy tide
Which lingering hope denies

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