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Master McGrath lyrics and guitar chords-Written by James Custer around 1880, about the famous Irish greyhound winning the waterloo cup, recorded by The Clancy Broyhers And Tommy Makem, the second version is in the key of Am and was sent in by Alda who has provided many song lyrics and chords to the site. Thanks Alda-The youtube video is by The Dubliners.

Eigh[C]teen sixty-[G7]nine being the date of the [C]year
The Waterloo [Am]sportsmen they [G]all did appear
To [C]win the great prize and to [F]bear it a[C]way
Never counting on [G7]Ireland and Master Mc[C]Grath.

And when they arrived there in big London town,
The great English sportsmen they all gathered 'round.
One of the gentlemen gave it a ha-ha,
"Is that the great dog you call Master McGrath?"

Lord Lurgon stepped forward and he said, "Gentlemen,
If there are any among you have mondy to spend,
For your great English greyhound I don't care a straw,
Five thousand to one upon Master McGrath."

White Rose stood uncoverec, the great English pride;
Her trainer and owner were both by her side.
They led her away and the crowd cried< "Hurrah!"
For the pride of all England and Master McGrath.

As Rose and the Master, they both ran along,
"I wonder," said Rose, "what took you from your home.
Hou should have stayed there in your Irish domain
And not come to gain laurels on Albion's plains."

"I know," said McGrath, "we have wild heather bogs,
But you'll find in old Ireland we have good men and dogs.
Lead on, bold Brtitannia, give none of your jaw;
Snuff that up your nostrils," said Master McGrath.

The heare she led on, what a beautiful view,
As swift ad the wind o'er the green fields she flew.
He jumped on her back and he held up his paw:
"Three cheers for old Ireland," said Master McGrath.

"I've known many greyhounds that filled me with pride
In the days that are gon and it can't be denied,
But the greathes and the bravest the world ever saw
Was our champion of champions, brave Master McGrath.

Master McGrath Key Of Am.
 
[Am]Eighteen sixty-nine been the[G] date of the [Am]year
The Waterloo [G]sportsmen, they [C]all did ap[Am]pear
To win the great [G]prize and to [C]bear it [Am]awaŽ
           (after the last verse, end in A major)
Never counting on[G] Ireland and Master Mc[Am]Grath

And when they arrived there in London town
The great English sportsmen they gatherŽd around
And one of those gentlemen gave a, "Ha ha
Is that the great dog you call Master McGrath?"

Lord Lurgon stepped forward and said, "Gentlemen,
If there are among you with money to spend,
For great English greyhound I don't care a straŽ.
Five thousand to one upon Master McGrath."

White Rose stood uncovered, the great English pride -
Her trainer and owner were both by her side.
They led her away and the crowd cried, "Hurrah!"
For the pride of all England and Master McGrath.

Then the hare she went on just as swift as the wind
He was sometimes before her and sometimes behind.
Rose gave the first turn according to laŽ;
But the second was given by Master McGrath.

We saw many greyhounds that filled us with pride
In the days that are gone and it can't be denied,
But the greatest and bravest the world ever saŽ
Was our champion of champions, brave Master McGrath
Was our champion of champions, brave Master McGrath

   
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