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Teddy O'Neill

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Teddy O'Neill Song Lyrics And Guitar Chords. A traditional song written around 1840 and most likely comes from the North of Ireland. The lyrics in the first verse suggest it's all a dream but by the third verse it becomes a reality for Nora as her true loves leaves on a ship. This song is usually sang by Women. The youtube video is by Delores Keane who is one of Ireland's finest contemorary ballad singers.
[G]I dreamt all last night  O bad [C]cess to [Am]my [D]dreaming!
I'd [G]die if I [Em]thought 'twould come [A7]surely to [D]pass.
I [G]dreamt while the tears down my [C]pillow [Am]were [D]streaming
That [G]Teddy was [E]courting a[A]nother [D]fair [G]lass.
And [D]didn't I wake with a [D7]weeping and [G]wailing;
The [Em]grief in my heart was too [A]deep to con[D]ceal.
My [G]mother cried, "Nora, dear, [C]what is [Am]your [D]ailing?"
But [G]all I could [E]answer was [A]Teddy [D]O'[G]Neill."

I've seen the old cabin beyond the wee boreen;
I've seen the old crossroads where we used to dance.
I've rambled the lane where he called me his storeen
And my girlish heart felt the thrill of romance.
But now all around me is so sad and so dreary,
All dark and all silent -- no piper, no reel.
Not even the sun through my casement shines cheery
Since I left my darling boy Teddy O'Neill.

Shall I ever forget when the big ship was ready
And the time it was come for my love to depart?
How I cried like a child, "Oh goodbye to you, Teddy,"
With a tear on my cheek and a stone in my heart.
He said 'twas far better his fate he went roving,
But what would be gold to the joy I would feel
If he'd only come back to me, tender and loving,
Though poor, but my own darling Teddy O'Neill

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