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The Ferryman lyrics + chords

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The Ferryman Lyrics And Chords. Written by Pete St. John Pete has been one of Ireland's finest song writers over the last thirty years or so. This song has recently been recorded by Derek Ryan on his album The Simple Things. This is just one of his classics,others include Danny Farrell-The Rare Old Times-Ann Devlin The Fields Of Athenry. This song is usually played in the key of A. I have played it with many bands and they all seem to favour the key of A. Also recorded by Irish folk group ''Tickle The Pig''.

The[G] little boats are gone from the[C] breast of Anna[G] Liffy
The[C] ferryman is stranded on the[D] quay
Sure the[G] Dublin docks is dying and a[C] way of life is[G] gone
And[D] Molly it was[D7] part of you and[G] me
[Chorus]
Where the[D] Strawberry beds sweep [C]down to the[G] Liffy
You[C] kissed away the worry from my[D] brow
I[G] love you well today and I'll[C] love you more to[G]morrow
If you[D] ever love me[D7] Molly love me[G] now
 
T'was the only job I knew it was hard but never lonely
The Liffy ferry made a man of me
And it's gone without a whisper and forgotted even now
And sure it's over Molly over can't you see
 
Well now I'll tend the yard and I'll spend me days in talking
And I'll here them whisper Charlie's on the dole
But Molly we're still living and darling we're still young
And that river never owned me heart and soul 

Learn The Ferryman On Guitar. There's a little riff before the song, so instead of singing ''Nan, Na, Na,'' like I do, it's up to the banjo, whistle or fiddle player to play the riff. I do it here to show what chords to use. By the way the capo is on the first fret here, if you place it on the second and play what I'm playing, you'll be in the key of A.

Words Without The Chords
The little boats are gone from the breast of Anna Liffy
The ferryman is stranded on the quay
Sure the Dublin docks is dying and a way of life is gone
And Molly it was part of you and me
[Chorus]
Where the Strawberry beds sweep down to the Liffy
You kissed away the worry from my brow
I love you well today and I'll love you more tomorrow
If you ever love me Molly love me now
 
T'was the only job I knew it was hard but never lonely
The Liffy ferry made a man of me
And it's gone without a whisper and forgotted even now
And sure it's over Molly over can't you see
 
Well now I'll tend the yard and I'll spend me days in talking
And I'll here them whisper Charlie's on the dole
But Molly we're still living and darling we're still young
And that river never owned me heart and soul 

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Key Of A 
The[A] little boats are gone from the[D] breast of Anna[A] Liffy
The[D] ferryman is stranded on the[E] quay
Sure the[A] Dublin docks is dying and a[D] way of life is[A] gone
And[E] Molly it was[E7] part of you and[A] me
[Chorus]
Where the[E] Strawberry beds sweep[D] down to the[A] Liffy
You[D] kissed away the worry from my[E] brow
I[A] love you well today and I'll[D] love you more to[A]morrow
If you[E] ever love me[E7] Molly love me[A] now

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