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Dubliners - The Galway Races Chords

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The Galway Races Chords

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                [Verse 1]
C
As I rode down to Galway town to seek for recreation
            Am                    G            C
On the seventeenth of August me mind being elevated
                Am         G                   Am            Em
There were multitudes assembled with their tickets at the station
      C                           Am       G        Am
Me eyes began to dazzle and I'm goin' to see the races
 
[Chorus]
              C        G           Am
With your whack-fa-la-do-for-the-diddle-ee-idle-eye
 
[Verse 2]
C
There were passengers from Limerick and passengers from Nenagh
            Am                    G            C
And passengers from Dublin and sportsmen from Tipperary
                Am         G                   Am            Em
There were passengers from Kerry, and all quarters of our nation
      C                           Am       G        Am
And our member, Peter Brennan, for to join the Galway Blazers
 
[Chorus]
              C        G           Am
With your whack-fa-la-do-for-the-diddle-ee-idle-eye
 
[Verse 3]
C
There were multitudes from Aran, and members from New Quay Shore
            Am                    G            C
Boys from Connemara and the Claire unmarried maidens
                Am         G                   Am            Em
There were people from Cork city who were loyal, true and faithful;
      C                           Am       G        Am
Who brought home the Fenian prisoners from diverse foreign nations
 
[Chorus]
              C        G           Am
With your whack-fa-la-do-for-the-diddle-ee-idle-eye
 
[Verse 4]
C
It's there you'll see confectioners with sugarsticks and dainties
            Am                    G            C
The lozenges and oranges, the lemonade and raisins!
                Am         G                   Am            Em
The gingerbread and spices to accomodate the ladies
      C                           Am       G        Am
And a big crubeen for thruppence to be pickin' while you're able
 
[Chorus]
              C        G           Am
With your whack-fa-la-do-for-the-diddle-ee-idle-eye
 
[Verse 4]
C
It's there you'll see the gamblers, the thimbles and the garters
            Am                    G            C
And the spotting Wheel of Fortune with the four and twenty quarters
                Am         G                   Am            Em
There was others without scruple pelting wattles at poor Maggy
      C                           Am       G        Am
And her father well-contented and he lookin' at his daughter
 
[Chorus]
              C        G           Am
With your whack-fa-la-do-for-the-diddle-ee-idle-eye
 
[Verse 5]
C
It's there you'll see the pipers and the fiddlers competing
            Am                    G            C
The nimble footed dancers a-tripping over the daisies
                Am         G                   Am            Em
There were others crying cigars and lights and bills for all the races
      C                           Am       G        Am
With the colors of the jockeys and the prize and horses' ages
 
[Chorus]
              C        G           Am
With your whack-fa-la-do-for-the-diddle-ee-idle-eye
 
[Verse 6]
C
It's there you'll see the jockeys and they're mounted out so stately
            Am                    G            C
The pink, the blue, the orange, and green, the emblem of our nation
                Am         G                   Am            Em
When the bell was rung for starting, all the horses seemed impatient
      C                           Am       G        Am
I thought they never stood on ground their speed was so amazing
 
[Chorus]
              C        G           Am
With your whack-fa-la-do-for-the-diddle-ee-idle-eye
 
[Verse 7]
C
There was half a million people there from all denominations
            Am                    G            C
The Catholic, the Protestant, the Jew, and Presbyterian
                Am         G                   Am            Em
There was yet no animosity, no matter what persuasion
      C                           Am       G        Am
But "failte" hospitality inducin' fresh acquaintance
 
[Chorus]
              C        G           Am
With your whack-fa-la-do-for-the-diddle-ee-idle-eye
 
[Chorus]
              C        G           Am
With your whack-fa-la-do-for-the-diddle-ee-idle-eye
            
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