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The Irish Rover Lyrics And Chords Written By J.M. Crofts.This was a mighty hit for The Pogues and The Dubliners but was released first by The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem. Recently recorded by Rapalje.


[G]On the fourth of July eighteen hundred and[C] six we set[G] sail from the Cobh quay of[D] Cork 

We were[G] sailing away with a cargo of [C]bricks for the[G] grand city[D] hall in New [G]York

'Twas an[G] elegant craft, she was[D] rigged fore and aft and[G] how the trade winds[D] drove her 

She had[G] twenty three masts and she [Em]stood several[c] blasts and they[g] called her the Irish[D] Ro[G]ver


We had one million bags of the best Sligo rags

We had two million barrels of stones

We had three million sides of old blind horses hides

We had four million barrels of bone

We had five million hogs, six million dogs

Seven million barrels of porter

We had eight million bales of old nanny goats tails

In the hold of the Irish Rover


There was Barney McGee from the banks of the Lee

There was Hogan from County Tyrone

There was Johnny McGuirk who was scared stiff of work

And a chap from Westmeath called Malone

There was Slugger O'Toole who was drunk as a rule

And fighting Bill Tracy from Dover

And your man Mick Mc Cann from the banks of the BannWas the skipper of the Irish Rover


We had sailed seven years when the measles broke out and our ship lost it's way in the fog

Then the whole of the crew was reduced down to two just myself and the captain's old dog

The ship struck a rock, oh Lord what a shock and nearly tumbled over

It turned nine times around and the poor old dog was drowned I'm the last of the Irish Rover

The Irish Rover
The Irish Rover - The Pogues + The Dubliners

The Irish Rover lyrics and chords for The Pogues And The Dubliners, Change the guitar chords to suit your own voice, also recorded by Culanna's Hounds from Sweeden, The Tossers, Ronnie Drew, but the biggest hit for the song was in 1987 when it was released as a single by The Pogues And The Dubliners going straight to No. 1 in the Irish charts. The song has now gone ''Traditional'' but was written by M.J. Crofts who also wrote Noreen Bawn. The song was written in the early 1940s [Best Guess]


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