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My Lovely Armagh

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Damien O'Sullivan.
This beautiful song from Damien is set to the tune of 'Tramps And Hawkers' or 'Come My Little Son' as sung by Luke Kelly.
It's a fine tribute to Damien's native County of Armagh. 

I[D] can hear a gentle[G] whisper,sailing on the[D] breeze.
It[D] calls me to my[G] childhood home a[D]mong the apple [Bm]trees.
Her[D] rolling hills and[G] valleys are[D] beckoning to[Bm] me
But my[D] lovely armagh[G] lies far away a[D]cross the[G] irish [D]sea.
 
When i left school at sixteen,no work there could be found.
So i stowed aboard a cargo ship and sailed for Boston town.
I left my friends and family,twas a bitter day for me
And i left that piece of heaven,far across the irish sea.
 
There I spent my life in Boston,in the filth,the grime,and smoke
For a pint of stout on a friday night and a shilling for the folks
And i often longed for jenny,the girl i left at home,
When the letters ceased twelve months on,i knew i was alone
 
And sometimes when im dreaming,my mind begins to roam, 
I take a flight of fancy accross the rolling foam.
I swoop down by Slieve Gullion,and pass through Lurgans braes,
And i wake again in Boston Town,at the breaking of the day
 
And when my life is over,and i pass on from this place,
God will take me to his side,and fill me with his grace.
For my anguish wil be over and at peace again i'll be.
And my soul will rest in my orchard home accross the irish sea
And my soul will rest in my orchard home accross the Irish sea.
 

If like me you dont like playing Bm chords here is an option
Put capo on the 2nd. fret and play these chords,
You will still be in the key of D
 
D=C   G=F  Bm=Am

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