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Lyr/Chords: My Love Is in America (Dolores Keane)

13 Aug 98 - 02:56 PM (#34775)
Subject: My love is in America.. Dolores Keane; lyrics
From: Zorro

I have a video called Irish Music In America, during the final credits they play part of a song by Dolores Keane (sp?) called My love is in America.." other lyrics: "and I miss him tonight, so much so, I'm thinkin of taking all the money we saved and taking the flight..." I'd like to know the rest of the lyrics if anyone knows them???


13 Aug 98 - 05:24 PM (#34780)
Subject: Lyr Add: MY LOVE IS IN AMERICA (Mick Hanly)
From: Barry Finn

My Love Is In America (Mick Hanly)

My love is in America
And I miss him tonight
So much so
I feel like taking the money
We've saved
And catching a flight (2x)

The children are asleep in bed
And I'm on my own
Even though I've read his letters
Again & again I'm alone

But the money I send home
Is barely enough
There's an ocean that keeps us apart
I've been lonely for home
But I mustn't give up
What about this aching heart

Johnny come home
I need you tonight (2x)

My love is in America
But it's hard to go out
Just because
Certain assumptions are made
When your man's not about (2x)

My love is in America
And I'm not so sure
Maybe I'd rather him here in my arms
And us to be poor

Stillthe money I send home is barely enough
There's an ocean that keeps us apart
I've an aching for home
But I mustn't give up

What about this aching heart

Johnny come home
I need you tonight (2x)

(the above last verse repeats 3x).

Barry


16 Sep 01 - 03:24 PM (#551720)
Subject: my love is in america
From: captain wheels

does anyone have the cords for dolores keane's version of my love is in america thanks


16 Sep 01 - 03:37 PM (#551735)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: my love is in america
From: Sorcha

Lyrics posted above by Barry Finn. No chords, though. You would have better results if you had done a Lyr/Chord Req(uest). I see if an elf can fix it.


14 Jun 15 - 03:09 AM (#3716484)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: My Love Is in America (Dolores Keane)
From: GUEST

Hmm, chords still illusive!


14 Jun 15 - 07:29 AM (#3716516)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: My Love Is in America (Dolores Keane)
From: The Maverick

Can anyone help with the chords?


14 Jun 15 - 10:37 AM (#3716543)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: My Love Is in America (Dolores Keane)
From: GUEST,leeneia

1. Find Dolores singing it on YouTube. Print the lyrics, get out your guitar, sit in front of your computer, play the song, and try out different chords. When you've got one, put the chord symbol on the lyrics.

The song doesn't appeal to me, as it happens, and I haven't even listened to all of it.   

2. I think it's in 4/4. It seems to be in the key of G.    The first chord is a G, the second is a D (on the second note of the last a in "America."

You can expect the following chords if it's in G:

G Am Bm C D Em

3. Once you've got all of Dolores's chords figured out, you will probably have to change the key to suit own voice.

4. Get back to us and tell us how it all works out.


14 Jun 15 - 10:43 AM (#3716545)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: My Love Is in America (Dolores Keane)
From: GUEST,#

Amen sister.


14 Jun 15 - 11:37 AM (#3716548)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: My Love Is in America (Dolores Keane)
From: Nick

Lot of years ...
This should be closish

D

G
My love is in america
                D
And I miss him tonight
       G
So much so
C                   Em          G
I feel like taking the money we've saved
                D
And catching the flight
                G
And catching the flight

G
The children are sleeping well
             D
And I'm on my own
    G      C                  
Even though I've read his letters
G                   D               G
Again and again, I'm alone, I'm all alone

       D7                              G
But the money I've sent home is barely enough
          D7                   G
There's an ocean that keeps us apart
          D                                    G   G/B Em
I've been lonely from home, but I mustn't give up
C                      D7
What about this aching heart?

A                              F#m
Johnny come home, I need you tonight
             D          C G/B D
I need you tonight


My love is in america
But it's hard to go out
Just because certain asumptions are made
When your man's not about
When your man's not about

My love is in america
And I'm not so sure
Maybe I rather him here in my arms
And us to be poor
And us to be poor

          D7                   G
Still the money I send home is barely enough
            D7                  G
There's an ocean that keeps us apart
          D7                            G          G/B G/D Bm   
I've been aching for home but I mustn't give up
C       C/B          D7
What about this aching heart?

A                            F#m
Johnny come home, I need you tonight
             D
I need you tonight (i need you tonight)

A                            F#m
Johnny come home, I need you tonight
             D
I need you tonight (i need you tonight)

A                               F#m
Johnny come home, I need you tonight
             D                            C G/B D/A D
I need you tonight (i need you tonight)


14 Jun 15 - 02:48 PM (#3716588)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: My Love Is in America (Dolores Keane)
From: The Maverick

Hey thanks a lot buddies!


15 Jun 15 - 10:38 AM (#3716746)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: My Love Is in America (Dolores Keane)
From: GUEST,leeneia

You're welcome. It's always a pleasure to get somebody going on a new piece of music.