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Continental Ceilidh lyrics chords Christy Moore

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Continental Ceilidh lyrics and guitar chords - Christy Moore 4/4 timing in the key of C Major. The chords are the work of Marc Fahrbach. Written by Johnny Mulhearn and Christy Moore. This is one of my favorite songs ever from Christy. A classis song.

Over in Mc(C)Cann's there's a grand type of dance band a'playin'

And they're spinning out the continental ceilidh

They're comin' in their cars from the bars

Over in Leister and Killane

Just to hear the famous Gunter Reynolds playing

(F)Out the star of Munster with Hans O'Donahue

Neatly rappin' out a tango on the (C)spoons

Such commotion will act like a lotion on the struttin'

At the continental (G)ceilidh to(C)night.


Wolfgang's (C)playin' on the comb someone shouts at him: "go home!"

Klaus is playin' a slow air on the bodran

Quinn from Corofin his fiddle tucked beneath his chin S-s-h-h

He's goin' to play the "Bogs of Oranmore" now

An (F)old fashioned lady begins to sing a song

Ah, lads, a bit of order over (C)there

Clarinbridge for the chowder keep your powder dry

At the continental (G)ceilidh to(C)night.


Ciaran (G)closes his eye's pretends he's in disguise

When (F)he sees an old flame comin (C)over

He's singing for the (G)Swedes in their tweeds

Doin' all he can to please

The (F)night's at such a delicate (D)stage

Later (G)on he'll give an audience to one of them or two

He'll (F)sing the Dyin' Swan to touch their (C)feelin's

To(D)night's his night and tomorrow night will be just the (G)same.


Ada let me (C)out to the bar where the boys are goin' far

And they're spinnin' out the continental ceili

Never mind the liquor the music's in my soul

So long as I can hear the band a'playin'

The (F)pipes and the flutes and the fiddles are in tune

Whoo, I'd love to meet a European (C)girl

Ada now me head is goin' light and the band is playin' tight

At the continental (G)ceilidh to(C)night.


All the (G)publicans are there it's like a hirin' fair

Tryin' to (F)figure out how much McCann is (C)makin'

To keep their (G)pubs outta stubs, they're lashin' out big subs

In a (F)burst of fierce antici(D)pation

Moguls (G)from Mukhill are starin' at the till

(F)Tryin' to get a low down on the (C)line up

They'll be (D)buyin' free porter for members of the band

At the continental ceilidh to(G)night.


Repeat 1st verse


Instrumental part


Repeat 1st verse

At the continental (G)ceilidh to(C)night.


Instrumental outro

Continental ceili chords and lyrics Christy Moore


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