The Town I Loved So Well Lyrics And Chords. Written By Phil Coulter and a hugh hit for
The Dubliners. Here is another one of Phil's famous songs about his native City of Derry , Luke Kelly made this one his own
, Paddy Reilly also does a mighty job on it too , this is like a Derry anthem like Molly Malone is to Dublin,,,Great stuff
from Phil. Learn the song boys and girls , it's a cracker. The sheet music notes are included. Also recorded by Nathan Carter.
In[G] my memo[D]ry I will[C] always [G]see
The[C] town that[G] I have loved so[D] well
Where our[G] school played[D]
ball by the[C] gasyard [G]wall
And we[C] laughed through the[G] smoke[D] and the [G]smell.
Going[G] home in[D] the rain
running[C] up the Dark [G]Lane
Past the[C] jail and down beside the[D] Fountain
Those were[G] happy[D] days in so [G]many
In the[C] town I[G] loved[D] so[G] well.
In the early morn the shirt factory horn
Called the women
from Creggan, the Moor and the Bog
While the men on the dole played a mother's role
Fed the children and then walked
And when times got rough there was just about enough
But they saw it through without complaining
inside was a burning pride
In the town I loved so well.
There was music there in the Derry air
Like a language
that we could all understand
I remember the day when I earned my first pay
When I played in a small pick-up band
I spent my youth and to tell you the truth
I was sad to leave it all behind me
There I learned about life and I found
In the town I loved so well:
But when I returned oh my eyes how they burned
To see how a town could be
brought to its knees
By the armoured cars and the bombed out bars
And the gas that hangs on to every breeze
army's installed by the old gasyard wall
And the damned barbed wire gets higher and higher
With their tanks and their
Oh my God, what have they done
To the town I loved so well.
Now the music's gone but they carry on
their spirit's been bruised, never broken
They will not forget but their hearts are set
On tomorrow and peace once again
what's done is done and what's won is won
And what's lost is lost and gone forever
I can only pray for a bright brand
For the town I Iove so well.
Sheet music guitar chords and tin whistle notes for The Town I Loved So Well by The Dubliners. The video to the
right is ''Siggi'' playing finger picking using chords and single notes.