If (A)I had the (D)time now, I would be (A)lea(D)ving,
Slipping out (G)quietly be(D)fore break of (A)day,
Taking the (D)West coast line (G)to Portna(Bm)haven,(G)
Let the sun on my (D)back find me (A)well on my (D)way. -G-D-A
A (D)blackbird is (G)chattering (D)outside my (A)window,
(D)Sleep is a stranger a(G)gain,-A
the city to (G)start up its (A)rumble,
(D)Calling at last for the (G)day to be(A)gin.
(D)Lochranza, (G)Kennacraig (D)wait for the (A)ferry,
(D)Peddling out through the (G)rain, -A
old friends a (G)drink and a (A)song or two,
Then (D)off on the road in the (G)morning a(A)gain.
(Bm)I could be home again before folk had (A)missed me,
(Bm)Stepping in silent at (A)dawn,
If (Bm)you ask no questions
then you could come (A)with me,
(Bm)No one would notice we'd (A)gone.
(D)Climb on the (G)rocks and look (D)out over (A)Ireland,
(D)Watch the gulls pillage the (G)shore, -A
by the place where she (G)whispered her (A)lies to me,
(D)Know that it matters not (G)much any (A)more.