Where the Three Counties Meet lyrics and chords

The chords to Where the Three Counties Meet are presented in the key of G. The lyrics were written by P. Farrell and are a celebration of the beauty of the counties of Longford, Westmeath and Roscommon.

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G 
Oh how lovely to be on the  
C 
shores of Lough  
G 
Ree
 
On a beautiful  
Em 
mid-summer 
 
 
Am 
morn
D7 
ing
 
Looking  
G 
over the  
G7 
lake as the  
C 
bright waters  
G 
break
 
By the  
C 
hills of the  
D7 
County 
 
Roscom
G 
mon
 
Lough  
G 
Ree oh Lough  
G7 
Ree where the  
C 
three counties  
G 
meet
 
Longford, West
Em 
meath and Ros
Am 
common
D7 
 
As I  
G 
strolled ‘round her  
G7 
banks by the  
C 
heather and  
G 
peat
 
they’re the  
C 
mem’ries I’ve  
D7 
never 
 
for
G 
gotten

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I went from my home in the town of Athlone
On my way to the Three Jolly Pigeons
It was near Glassen Town on the road I sat down
And looked over the beautiful Shannon

Oh sad was the day when I went far way
To work among timber and concrete
I must name me a man, for to follow life’s span
I forsook the dear place of my homeland

If God grants me grace I’ll return to the place
When the sunset of life has come o’re me
Once gain on these shores like a bird my heart soars
As I gaze on the beauty around me

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[G]Oh how lovely to be on the [C]shores of Lough [G]Ree
On a beautiful [Em]mid-summer [Am]morn[D7]ing
Looking [G]over the [G7]lake as the [C]bright waters [G]break
By the [C]hills of the [D7]County Roscom[G]mon

Lough [G]Ree oh Lough [G7]Ree where the [C]three counties [G]meet
Longford, West[Em]meath and Ros[Am]common[D7]
As I [G]strolled ‘round her [G7]banks by the [C]heather and [G]peat
they’re the [C]mem’ries I’ve [D7]never for[G]gotten

I went from my home in the town of Athlone
On my way to the Three Jolly Pigeons
It was near Glassen Town on the road I sat down
And looked over the beautiful Shannon

Oh sad was the day when I went far way
To work among timber and concrete
I must name me a man, for to follow life’s span
I forsook the dear place of my homeland

If God grants me grace I’ll return to the place
When the sunset of life has come o’re me
Once gain on these shores like a bird my heart soars
As I gaze on the beauty around me

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