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Fiddlers Green

(John Conelly)

          G                                         Em 
Verse 1:  As I walked by the dockside on evening so fair 
             G                                     D7 
          To view the salt waters and take the sea air 
            C                      G            Bm 
          I heard an old fisherman singing this song 
            Am                   C           D7 
          O take me away boys my time is not long

                  G        D           G 
Chorus:	  Wrap me up in me oilskin and jumper 
             C           G             D 
          No more on the docks I'll be seen 
          Just tell me old shipmates 
              G        Bm 
          I'm taking a trip, mates 
               Am           D7                   G 
          And  I'll see you someday in Fiddler's Green
Verse 2:  Now Fiddler's Green is a place I've heard tell
          Where fishermen go when they don't go to Hell
          Where the weather is fair and the dolphins do play
          And the cold coast of Greenland is far, far away


Verse 3:  The sky's always clear and there's never a gale
          And the fish jump on board with a flip of their tail
          You can lie at your leisure, there's no work to do
          And the skipper's below making tea for the crew


Verse 4:  And when you're in dock and the long trip is thru
          There's pubs and there's clubs, and there's lassies there too
          Now the girls are all pretty and the beer is all free
          And there's bottles of rum hanging from every tree


Verse 5:  I don't want a harp or a halo, not me
          Just give me a breeze and a good rolling sea
          And I'll play me old squeeze box as we sail along
          With the wind in the rigging to sing me this song

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