it (C)happens here in Newry and it (G)happens twice a week,
The likes of it you'll
never find no (D7)matter where you (G)seek,
On (C)Thursdays and on Saturdays
the (G)crowds come tumbling in,
For Newry Market (G7)has it all from an (C)achor (G)to a (C)pin.
There's (C)ribbons for your lady's hair and (G)stockings
for her toes,
Buy her a Walkman from
Japan and (D7)music wherever she (G)goes,
fresh from Pakistan and (G)some a century old,
you miss the Newry (G7)Market, now don't (C)say you (G)weren't (C)told.
fresh bananas! Would you (G)like to buy a pear?
graips and spades and bill hooks in the (D7)corner over (G)there
(C)Hamers, chisels, hacksaws and (G)home made apple pie,
And someone's just a(G7)bout to buy my (C)great grand (G)uncle's (C)tie.
There's (C)jewellery and cabbage plants and (G)flowers there as well
And cherry trees in blossom you can (D7)nearly see the (G)smell,
Of (C)fish and chips for dinner, fresh (G)herring from Ardglass,
And fish net tights to (G7)fit most types of (C)size or (G)creed
You can (C)buy a penny whistle you can (G)buy a bodhran too,
And ice cream from the little van if (D7)you will join the (G)queue,
(C)Gospel records by the score though they (G)may be scored I fear,
For some of them are (G7)playing here for (C)more than (G)twenty
An (C)ould black coat whose owner died, (G)seven years ago,
Is changing hands as slapping palms strike (D7)out a bargain (G)blow,
As a (C)gospel record plays a song of (G)live beyond the grave,
The ould coat walks out (G7)through the gate and a(C)nother (G)soul
There's (C)ancient books and furniture and (G)clocks which sometimes
Like people in the market they
have (D7)stood the test of (G)time,
(C)list goes on and so must I, but (G)first I will write down,
That it's in the market (G7)you will find the (C)heart of (G)Newry (C)town.