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The Town I Left Behind

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The Town I Left Behind Song Lyrics And Guitar Chords Johnny McEvoy. 4/4 Guitar work by Marc. The town in the song is Banagher Co. Offaly where Johnny comes from and sits on The River Shannon.
Intro: C-C-G-G   C-C-G-G   C-C-G-G   D-D7-G-G  
Last [G]night as I lay [C]sleeping
A [G]dream came to my [C]mind
A[G]bout a place I [C]loved so [Am]well
The [D]town I [D7]left be[G]hind
And [G]down the years I [C]travelled
To [G]days so long a[C]go
I [G]swear to you I [C]never [Am]saw
A [D]face I [D7]didn’t [G]know

And [G]sometimes when I’m [D]lonesome
I [G]think of where I’m [C]from
On [G]Cuba Street where [C]old friends [Am]meet
The [D]Shannon [D7]where we [G]swam
And [G]I can see that [D]old bog road
With [G]turf piled to the [C]sky
Oh [G]Banagher, you’ll [C]be my [Am]town
Un[D]til the [D7]day I [G]die

A[G]gain I walked the [C]Lusmagh fields
Where [G]often I did [C]stray
And [G]once again I [C]saw old [Am]friends
The [D]friends of [D7]yester[G]day
The [G]Dolans and the [C]Lunhams
The [G]Mallons and the [C]Ryans
The [G]memories these [C]names e[Am]voke
Of [D]far off [D7]happy [G]times

And [G]‘round the town I [C]wandered
I [G]knew my way so [C]well
And [G]then I saw the [C]old sports [Am]field
Where [D]first I’d [D7]learned to [G]hurl
I [G]heard the curlew’s [C]lonesome call
A[G]cross the Callows [C]still
I [G]watched the crows fly [C]‘round the [Am]ruins
Of [D]Wallers’ [D7]falling [G]mill

But [G]now I’m in St. [C]Louis
It’s [G]here I’ve made my [C]home
I’ve [G]watched my life drift [C]slowly [Am]by
I’ve [D]seen my [D7]children [G]grow
And [G]though this land’s been [C]good to me
And [G]happiness I’ve [C]found
Just [G]one more time I’d [C]like to [Am]see
The [D]town I [D7]left be[G]hind
Chorus twice


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