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Take Me Back To Castlebar Chords And Lyrics

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Take Me Back To Castlebar Guitar Chords And Lyrics. From what I could find this was written by Patsy Farrell. It was recorded by rakes of lads including the bold Seamus Moore, Hugo Duncan, Farmer Dan,  Brier, and Foster And Allen. There are a few words in the song that some of the international visitors to the site may not be familiar with. ''Ganger Man'' is a sort of supervisor who is in charge of a group of men on a building site. ''Working On The Lump'' is getting paid for the amount of blocks a brick layer would lay instead of being paid by the week for example. '' Back Of A Truck'' is selling stolen goods. ''On The Brew'' means being unemployed and being paid by the state / unemployment benefit.

[G]I'm waiting for John Murphy's van
To take me [D7]to the site.
I'm working seven days a week
From morning [G]to dark night.
And [G]when I step into the van
And gently close the [D7]door,
The first thing that they'll ask me 's what
I did the night be[G]fore!


[G]Take me back to Castlebar
In the county of May[D7]o!
It's the only place in Ireland
I'm longing for to [G]go!
They greet you with a friendly smile
And bid you time of [D7]day.
When I set my foot in old Mayo
I never more will [G]stray!


[G]My boss Jack the ganger man
He talks about the [D7]times
Himself and old John Murphy
Worked deep down in the [G]mines.
He says he meets them often at
The Dorchester Ho[D7]tel.
If you want to get promotion,
Get down and dig like [G]hell.


[G]Take me back to Castlebar
In the county of May[D7]o!
It's the only place in Ireland
I'm longing for to [G]go!
They greet you with a friendly smile
And bid you time of [D7]day.
When I set my foot in old Mayo
I never more will [G]stray!.


[G]Jack from Connemara, when he gets in the [D7]hump,
sure he takes about the money he made
While working on the [G]lump.
Sure he blames old Maggy Thatcher and her government as[D7]well
He says he's made his money now and they can go to [G]hell.


[G]Take me back to Castlebar
In the county of May[D7]o!
It's the only place in Ireland
I'm longing for to [G]go!
They greet you with a friendly smile
And bid you time of [D7]day.
When I set my foot in old Mayo
I never more will [G]stray!


[G]There's another chap from Pakistan, no bigger than a [D7]Duck.
He sells his wares upon the site, they fell of the back of a [G]Truck.
He says he is a Carpenter and that might well be [D7]true.
But I've never seen him working, he must be on the[G] brew


[G]At The Duke Of York on Saturday night, McGraley does re[D7]mit,
He says he first came over here in 193[G]8
That was the year before the war if me memory serves me [D7]right,
For written on the factory wall, was '' No Irish Wanted [G]Here''

If these chords don't suit you just change them to - example.
The change the G to D and the D7 to A7.

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