In[C] the days I went a [G]courtin', I was never tired re[C]sortin'
To the alehouse and the[G] playhouse
or many a house be[C]side,
I told me brother[G] Seamus l'd go off and go right [C]famous
And before l'd[G] return again
l'd roam the world[C] wide.
So goodbye Muirsheen Durkin, l'm sick and tired of working,
No more I'll
dig the praties, no longer I'll be fool.
For as sure as me name is Carney
I'll be off to California, where instead of
I'll be diggin'lumps of gold.
I've courted girls in Blarney, in Kanturk and in Killarney
and in Queenstown, that is the Cobh of Cork.
But goodbye to all this pleasure, for l'm going to take me leisure
the next time you will hear from me
Will be a letter from New York,
Goodbye to all the boys at home, l'm sailing far across the foam
To try to make me fortune in far America,
there's s gold and money plenty for the poor and gentry
And when I come back again I never more will stray.
When i landed in America i met a man named Burke.
he told me if i wait
awhile he'd surely find me work.
but work he did not find me so there's nothing here to bind me.
and i'm off to seek
my fortune in californ-i-a.