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The Contender Song Lyrics And Guitar Chords, Jimmy McCarthy ,Another classic by Jimmy-this one is all about the life of Jack Doyle , who boxed only a few hundred yards from where I live. And who else could do it justice but Christy Moore.
 
 

C                  
H------------------------------
H--------8-8~~-----------------
H-7-9-10-------7-9~~----------- (NYLON CLASSICAL)
H------------------------------
H------------------------------
H------------------------------
 
When[C] I was young and I was in my[F] day,,,Am7,,Dm
I could have[Dm] stole that woman's heart there was a[G] way
I'd sing and[C] dance into the morning
I'd blaze a[Dm]way until the dawning
Long be[F]fore I was the[G] man you see to[C]day
 
And I was born beneath the star that promised all
I could have lived my life between Cork Cobh and Youghal
But the wheele of fortune took me
And from the highest point it shook me
By the bottle live by the bottle I shall fall
[Chorus]
But[C] there is a[Dm] mirror[G] on the[C] wall
I see the[Dm] dream is fading,,[G]
From the con[Dm]tender[G] to the[C] brawl
The[Bb] ring , the rose , the matador is[F] rav[G]ing
 
And when I die I'll die a drunk down on the street
You can count me out 'till ten in clear defeat
Rap the starry plough around me
Let the pipers air resound me
There I'll rest until the lord of love I meet
 
But there is a mirror on the wall
I see the dream it is fading
From the contender to the brawl
The ring, the rose, the matador, raving
 
Rap the starry plough around me
Let the pipers air resound me
There I'll rest until the Lord of love I'll meet.
 
H--------------------------------------------
H-----------5-3-5-----------6-6p5------------
H-7-4-5-------------------5-------7-7p5------
H-------------------7-5-7---------------7-7~~
H-----3--------------------------------------
H--------------------------------------------

Dm                G
H---------------------------------
H---------------------------------
H---------------------------------
H-------5-7-7-5-------------------
H-8-7-8---------8S10~~~-7-8~~-----
H---------------------------------

C
Rap the starry plough around me
         Dm
And let the pipers air resound me
            F              G              C
There I'll rest until the lord of love I meet




Am7 = xx2010
Bb =  113331 or xx3331

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