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AnneMC Lyr/Chords Req: When Irish Girls Grow Up (Russell) (8) Lyr Add: WHEN IRISH GIRLS GROW UP (Tom Russell) 19 May 04


The bracketed chords are for the word preceding them. (I'm not the musician, I only sing it ! Not sure if the chords should be placed before or after the word the change is on.)
        
        When Irish Girls Grow Up         
        (Tom Russell)         

1.        Darlin(A) don't go to the city, you'll get lost (D)there in the crowd(A)
        All the boys there in the city, drink and smoke(Bm) and talk too loud(E)
        And the women(A) in the city sneak(D) their whisky (A)from a cup
        Oh, isn't it a pity when Irish(E) girls grow up (A)?
                       
        Have you heard (D)of Mary Gill(A)igan?
        She's been gone about three (A)weeks
        She's painted up her lips, when all the colour(Bm) left her cheeks(E)
        She never (A)goes to Mass no more, she gave (D)her virtue up(A)
        Oh, isn't it a pity when Irish (E)girls grow up (A)?

2.        Have you heard about the Cooneys, the Russells(D) and Malloys (A)?
        Their girls all left the farm and went to chasin' (Bm)city boys(E)
        Their mothers (A)pray to Mary that their girls(D) won't turn corrupt(A)
        Oh isn't it a pity, when Irish (E) girls grow up (A)?
                         

        Oh God (D) forgive me sayin' it, but I swear (A)that it's all true
        The Lord should strike me dead, should this beset(Bm) the likes of you(E)
        Your lips (A)will not touch alcohol, it's tea (D)that you shall sup(A)
        Oh, isn't it a pity, when Irish(E) girls grow up (A)?

                                 INSTRUMENTAL

3.        Repeat Verse 1


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