And when I die

 

    C - G - Am - F - C      + C - G - Am - F - C  (2x)

 

            C     F           C                       F        C

1. I'm not scared a-dyin' and I don't really care,

                 E                        Am             F                      C

    if it's a peace you find in dyin', then let the time be near.

                 C              F         C                      F         Am

    If it's a peace you find in dyin', and dyin' time is near,

                     C                   F                   F      G               C

    oh, then  bundle up my coffin, for it's cold way down there.

 

                    F      - Dm                         C                       G

And when I die,            and when I'm dead, dead and gone

                  C       G    F                C                 Am

there'll be one child born in this world to carry on,

                  C      G    Am       F      C

there'll be one child born to carry on.

 

                     C    F            C                               F        C

2. Well, my troubles are many, they’re as deep as a well,

                 E                           Am                  F                          C

    I can swear there ain't no heaven, but I pray there ain't no hell.

            C             F           C                                    F          Am

    I swear there ain't no heaven, and I pray there ain't no hell,

                C                     F                     F     - G       C

    but I'll never know by livin', only my dyin'       will tell.

 

+ CHORUS    + instr. = verse 1   + instr. = CHORUS

 

               C    F           C                            F        C

3. Well, give me my freedom, for as long as I'll be,

     E              Am            F                           C

    all I ask of livin' is to have no chains on me.

             C             F  C                          F           Am

    And all I ask of livin' is to have no chains on me,

             C              F             F    G      C

    and all I ask of dyin' is to go naturally.

 

+ CHORUS    + instr. = verse 3    + repeat CHORUS

 

                       C      G    Am       F      C

+ There'll be one child born to carry on.

 

    (Kevin Burke)