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The Merry Ploughboy lyrics + chords

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The Merry Plough Boy, Irish Lyrics And Chords. Also included is the banjo tab and the tin whistle notes in the key of D. Written by Dominic Behan. Recorded by The Dubliners , The Wolfe Tones , Dermot O'Brien , Eire Og , and Johnny McEvoy. The sheet music notes are included. The youtube video is from 1974 and features The Dubliners with Ronnie Drew on vocals.
 

Well[D] I am a merry[A] ploughboy
And I plough the fields by[D] day
Till a[A] sudden thought came through my mind
That I should[A7] run a[D]way.
For[D] I'm tired of this[A] civilian life
Since the[G] day that I was[D] born
So im[A] off to join the I.R.A.
And im off to[G]morrow[D] morn
 
[Chorus]
And[D] were of to[A] Dublin in the green in the green
Where the helmets glisten in the[D] sun
Where the bayonets[A] flash and the rifles crash
To the echo of a[A7] thompson[D] gun
 
I'll leave asise my pick and spade
I'll leave aside my plough
And I'll leave aside my old grey mare
For no more I'll need them now
 
I'll leave aside my Mary
She's the girl I do adore
And I wonder if she'll think of me
When she hears the cannon roar
 
And when the war is over
And dear old Ireland's free
I will take her to the church to wed
And a rebel's wife she'll be
 
Well some men fight for silver
And some men fight for gold
But the I.R.A. are fighting for
The land the Saxon's stole

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Banjo Tab For Merry Ploughboy

Above is my version of the notes for the banjo and below are the tin whistle notes.

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