Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Green Fields of Canada

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X:2
T:Green Fields of Canada
R:song
H:Slow, free rhythm
Z:id:hn-song-2
M:3/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=80
K:Bdor
P:verses 1, 5
A2 | A2 F2 (ED) | E3 (E F)A | (B3 A)BF | (ED) B,2
(A,B,) | D3 E F2 | (ED) E2 F2 | (ED) B,2 (B,A,) | B,4
AA | A2 F2 (ED) | E E2 (E FA) | B3 ABF | (ED) B,2
A,B, | D4 (EF) | ED E2 F2 | ED B,2 (B,A,) | B,4 ||
P:verses 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8
E2 | F B3 (Bc) | (d3 c)BA | B B3 (Bd) | (BA) F2
DE | F2 B2 (Bc) | (d3 c)BA | (F3 E) ((3FG)A | B4
Bd | (B3 A) ((3FE)D | E3 (E F)A | B (B3 F2) | (ED) B,2
(A,B,) | D4 EF | (E3 D)(EF) | ED B,2 B,2 | B,4 ||
W:Farewell to the groves of shillelagh and shamrock,
W:Farewell to the wee girls of Ireland all round.
W:May their hearts be as merry as ever I would wish for
W:When it's far across the Atlantic I'm bound.
W:
W:My father is old and my mother quite feeble,
W:And to leave their own country it grieves their hearts sore.
W:Oh, the tears down their cheeks in great drops are rolling
W:To think they must die upon a foreign shore.
W:
W:But what matters to me where my bones may be buried
W:If in peace and contentment I can spend my life.
W:Oh, the green fields of Canada they daily are blooming,
W:'Tis there I'll put an end to my misery and strife.
W:
W:So it's pack up your sea stores, consider no longer,
W:For ten dollars a week isn't very bad pay,
W:With no taxes or tithes to devour up your wages
W:When you're on the green fields of Americay.
W:
W:The sheep run unsheared and the land's gone to rushes,
W:The handyman's gone and the winder of creels.
W:Away across the ocean go journeyman tailors
W:And fiddlers who flaked out the old mountain reels.
W:
W:But I mind the time when old Ireland was flourishing,
W:When lots of our tradesmen did work for good pay.
W:But since out manufacturies have crossed the Atlantic,
W:Sure, there we must follow to Americay.
W:
W:So it's pack up your sea stores and consider no longer,
W:For ten dollars a week isn't very bad pay,
W:With no taxes or tithes to devour up your wages
W:When you're on the green fields of Americay.
W:
W:And it's now to conclude and to finish my story,
W:If ever friendless Irishmen chances my way,
W:With the best in the house I will greet him and welcome
W:At home on the green fields of Americay.
W:
W:So it's pack up your sea stores and consider no longer,
W:For ten dollars a week isn't very bad pay,
W:With no taxes or tithes to devour up your wages
W:When you're on the green fields of Americay.


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