THE FAMINE SONG / THE PRATIES 4/4 LYRICS AND CHORDS (traditional) The tune of
this song is similar, but not identical to the air of ‚Sam Hall’ . Although the song's title is The Famine Song,
there's no mention of a famine in the lyrics. I think Carolyn Hester who used to sing with Bob Dylan was the first to record
this one in 1963 and called it ''The Praties They Grow Small'' . Chords by Marc.
Oh, the (G)praties they grow (D)small over (G)here, Oh, the praties they grow small (C)over (D)here, Oh, the (C)praties
they grow small, and we (G)dig them in the (D)fall And we (Em)eat them, (Am)skin and (D)all, over (G)here
Oh, we're (G)down into the (D)dust, over (G)here, Oh, we're down into the dust, (C)over (D)here, Oh, we're (C)down
into the dust, but the (G)Lord in whom we (D)trust Will re(Em)pay us (Am)crumb for (D)crust over (G)here.
Oh we (G)wish that we were geese, (D)night and (G)morn, Oh we wish that we were geese, (C)night and (D)morn, Oh
we (C)wish that we were geese, and could (G)live our lives in (D)peace Till the (Em)hour of our re(Am)lease, eating (D)c