The Portuguese Sailor – lyrics and chords

The chords to The Portuguese Sailor presented here in the key of D minor. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys. The lyrics are a man that takes extreme action after losing out in love to a Portuguese sailor .

 
Dm 
It’s all for the love of a fair young maid
 
That in Cabra  
C 
West did re
Dm 
side

Myself I lived up in Donnybrook

 
It’s a  
F 
one and  
 
five penny  
A 
ride.
 
But  
Dm 
there was a fly in the  
C 
ointment 
 
now
 
That you very seldom  
Am 
see
 
For al
Dm 
though I loved her terrible well
 
She was in love with  
A 
 
Portu
Dm 
gee.

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Now he was a nasty piece of goods
Gonzales was his name
And he couldn’t wait to get his hands
On Concepta, who was my dame.
So I made a vow by the Grand Canal
That I would do him in
For I did not like them Portugees
And in particular I didn’t like him.

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So I followed them up to Grafton Street
One evening just for fun
Around by the ‘Mercers’ hospital
That’s next door to the Bartley Dunne’s.
I espied them sitting in the corner seat
They were kissing and holding hands
And there he was seducing her
With pints of ‘Baby Cham.’

Then I followed him up to his lodgings
In Rathgar or thereabouts
And as he walked up the alleyway
Sure I battered him inside and out.
He gave out many an oath and swear
Till he was dead I’m sure
Then I lifted up the manhole lid
And I dropped him down the sewer.

Now when the ‘Mott’ she heard of this
She made my life a hell
And all for the sake of peace and quiet
Sure I did her in as well.
And now I’m up before the Judge
To answer for my crime
He says: “I didn’t mind the first one, son
But not the second time.”

So it’s all for the love of that fair young maid
And her Portuguese sailor boy
For the passionate love of that fair young maid
I’ve landed in Mountjoy.
And if I ever get out again
My life I’ll change you see
And I’ll marry with a ‘Mott’ from Walkinstown
Who wouldn’t look at a Portugee.

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[Dm]It’s all for the love of a fair young maid
That in Cabra [C]West did re[Dm]side
Myself I lived up in Donnybrook
It’s a [F]one and [(Gm)]five penny [A]ride.
But [Dm]there was a fly in the [C]ointment now
That you very seldom [Am]see
For al[Dm]though I loved her terrible well
She was in love with [A]a Portu[Dm]gee.

Now he was a nasty piece of goods
Gonzales was his name
And he couldn’t wait to get his hands
On Concepta, who was my dame.
So I made a vow by the Grand Canal
That I would do him in
For I did not like them Portugees
And in particular I didn’t like him.

So I followed them up to Grafton Street
One evening just for fun
Around by the ‘Mercers’ hospital
That’s next door to the Bartley Dunne’s.
I espied them sitting in the corner seat
They were kissing and holding hands
And there he was seducing her
With pints of ‘Baby Cham.’

Then I followed him up to his lodgings
In Rathgar or thereabouts
And as he walked up the alleyway
Sure I battered him inside and out.
He gave out many an oath and swear
Till he was dead I’m sure
Then I lifted up the manhole lid
And I dropped him down the sewer.

Now when the ‘Mott’ she heard of this
She made my life a hell
And all for the sake of peace and quiet
Sure I did her in as well.
And now I’m up before the Judge
To answer for my crime
He says: “I didn’t mind the first one, son
But not the second time.”

So it’s all for the love of that fair young maid
And her Portuguese sailor boy
For the passionate love of that fair young maid
I’ve landed in Mountjoy.
And if I ever get out again
My life I’ll change you see
And I’ll marry with a ‘Mott’ from Walkinstown
Who wouldn’t look at a Portugee.

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The Portuguese Sailor lyrics and chords

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