Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Rambling Irishman

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X:88
T:Rambling Irishman
R:song
Z:id:hn-song-88
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=100
K:G
(GE) | D2(DE) G2G2 | (AG)(AB) Hd2(eB) | d2(BA) (GE)(DE) | (G3D) (ED)
(DE) | D2DE G2G2 | (AG)(AB) Hd2eB | d2(BA)(GE)(DE) | (G3F) HG2
(GB) | d2d2 (ed)(de) | dd2B HA2(GB) | d2d2 (ed)(de) | (d3B) A2
GB | d2d2 (ed)(de) | d2(dB) A3G | A2(AB) (dB)(AB) | (G3D) (ED) ||
(DE) | D2DE G4 | (AG)AB d2(eB) | d2BA (GE)DE | (G3F) HG2 ||
W:I am a rambling Irishman, in Ulster I was bor-n
W:And many's the happy hour I spent on the banks of sweet Lough Erne
W:But to live poor I could not endure like others of my station
W:To Amerikay I sailed away and left this Irish nation
W:
W:Chorus:
W:Right tan-tin-a-na, tan-tin-a-na
W:Right tan-tin-a-noor-ah-na-nandy
W:
W:The night before I sailed away, I spent it with my darling
W:From three o'clock in the afternoon 'til the break of day next morning
W:But when that we were going to part, we linked in each others' arms
W:And you may be sure, and very sure, it wounded both our charms
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:The very first night I slept on board I dreamt about my Nancy
W:I dreamt I held her in my arms, and well she pleased my fancy
W:But when I awoke out of my dream and found my bosom empty
W:Well, you may be sure, and very sure, that I lay discontented
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:When we arrived at the other side we were both stout and healthy
W:We cast our anchor in the bay going down to Philadelphey
W:So let every lad link with his lass, blue jacket and white trousers
W:And let every lass link with her lad, blue petticoats and white flounces
W:
W:Chorus


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