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Mark Knopfler, Lily Of The West Chords (ver.1)

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Lily Of The West Chords (ver.1)

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Tuning: Standard

This song is from the Chieftains album "The Long Black Veil" but this
version is arranged and sung by Mark Knopfler. Everything should be correct.

Have fun playing this great tune.

     C               G  C         Am       F/G    C        F
When first I came to Ireland some pleasure for to find
     C       G/B     Am     Em         C              F
It's there I spied a damsel fair, most pleasing to my mind
    C    G/B        Am        Em        C                 F        
Her rosy cheeks and sparkling eyes like arrows pierced my breast
    C                 G     C       Am   F/G    Csus4     C
And I call her lovely Molly O', the lily of the west

    C            G    C       Am   F/G   C       F
One day as I was walking down by a shady grove
  C         G/B   Am        Em   C               F
I spied a lord of high degree conversing with my love
       C          G/B   Am     Em       C          F           
As she sang her song delightfully while I was sore oppressed
       C              G     C       Am   F/G    Csus4     C
Saying I bid adieu to Molly O', the lily of the west

Well, I stepped up with my rapier and my dagger in my hand

And I dragged him from my false love and boldly I bid him stand

But being mad with desperation I swore I'd pierce his breast

I was then deceived by Molly O', the lily of the west

I then did stand stand my trial, and boldly I did plead

A flaw was in my indictment found and that soon had me freed

That beauty bright I did adore, the judge did her address

Now go, you faithless Molly O', the lily of the west

Now that I've gained my liberty a-rovin' I will go

I ramble through old Ireland and travel Scotland o'er

Though she thought to swear my life away she still disturbs my rest,

I still must style her, Molly O', the lily of the west. 
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