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AA chord        BmBm chord  EE chord             AA chord    GbmGbm chord
I wish I was,   in Carrickfergus
         BmBm chord     EE chord         AA chord
Only for nights, in Ballygrant
             BmBm chord  EE chord            AA chord    GbmGbm chord
I would swim over the deepest ocean
            BmBm chord   EE chord               AA chord
The deepest ocean to be by your side


        EE chord      AA chord   GbmGbm chord                 EE chord
But the sea is wide and I can't swim over
             AA chord GbmGbm chord     DD chord        EE chord
And nor have I    the wings to fly
           BmBm chord      EE chord       AA chord      GbmGbm chord
If I could find me a handy boatman
            BmBm chord  EE chord               AA chord   
To ferry me over to my love and die


              BmBm chord  EE chord              AA chord           GbmGbm chord
My childhood days bring back sad reflections
         BmBm chord  EE chord              AA chord
Of happy time spend so long ago.
               BmBm chord EE chord              AA chord    GbmGbm chord
My boyhood friends and my own relations
                BmBm chord EE chord                AA chord
Have all passed on like the melting snow


     EE chord        AA chord   GbmGbm chord          EE chord
I'll spend my days in endless roving
             AA chord GbmGbm chord       DD chord      EE chord
Soft is the grass and my bed is free
         BmBm chord      EE chord           AA chord    GbmGbm chord
Oh to be home now in Carrickfergus
            BmBm chord       EE chord             AA chord
On the long road down to the salty sea


           BmBm chord  EE chord          AA chord   GbmGbm chord
And in Kilkenny it is reported
         BmBm chord    EE chord            AA chord  
On marble stone as black as ink
              BmBm chord    EE chord         AA chord       GbmGbm chord
With gold and silver I did support her
                 BmBm chord      EE chord             AA chord
But I'll sing no more now till I get a drink


        EE chord       AA chord  GbmGbm chord                 EE chord
For I'm drunk today    and I'm rarely sober
           AA chord GbmGbm chord       DD chord       EE chord
AA chord handsome rover from town to town
            BmBm chord      EE chord                 AA chord      GbmGbm chord
Oh but I am sick now and my days are numbered
                BmBm chord     EE chord            AA chord
so come on ye young men and lay me down

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