Galway girl    (video)

 

          Em                             G

She played the fiddle in an Irish band,

              D                           C

but she fell in love with an English man.

  C                                                    G

Kissed her on the neck and then I took her by the hand,

             D                            G

Said, “Baby, I just want to dance !

 

                           Em                             G

1. I met her on Grafton street right outside of the bar,

                           D                                           C

    she shared a cigarette with me while her brother played the guitar.

                                 Em                                         G

    She asked me, ”What does it mean, the Gaelic ink on your arm ?”

                         D                                                    C

    Said it was one of my friend’s songs. “Do you want to drink on ?”

 

                    Em                          G

2. She took Jamie as a chaser, Jack for the fun,

                  D                                     C

    she got Arthur on the table, with Johnny riding as a shotgun.

        Am                                           G

    Chatted some more, one more drink at the bar,

                    D

    then put Van on the jukebox, got to dance, you know.

 

          C                               G

She played the fiddle in an Irish band,

              D                           C

but she fell in love with an English man.

  C                                                    G

Kissed her on the neck and then I took her by the hand,

             D                            G

Said, “Baby, I just want to dance !

                                  C          G     - D - Em

With my pretty little Galway Girl !

                                     C          G    - D - Em

You’re my pretty little Galway Girl !

 

                              Em                                            G

3. You know, she beat me at darts and then she beat me at pool,

                            D                                                 C

    and then she kissed me like there was nobody else in the room.

                 Em                                                   G

    As last orders were called was when she stood on the stool.

               D                                          C

    after dancing the Ceili, singing to trad tunes.

 

                  Em                                   G

4. I never heard Carrickfergus ever sung so sweet,

             D                                      C

    a capella in the bar using her feet for the beat.

                        Am                                         G

    Oh, I could have that voice playing on repeat for a week,

                       D

    and in this packed out room swear she was singing to me.

 

          C                               G

She played the fiddle in an Irish band,

              D                           C

but she fell in love with an English man.

  C                                                    G

Kissed her on the neck and then I took her by the hand,

             D                            G

Said, “Baby, I just want to dance !

                                 C          G    - D                     Em

With my pretty little Galway Girl,        my, my, my,my, my, my, my

  C          G   - D                      Em

Galway Girl,       my, my, my, my, my, my, my

   C         G   - D                      Em                       C          G     - D - Em

Galway Girl,       my, my, my, my, my, my, my Galway Girl !

 

                       Em                                                G

5. Now we’ve outstayed our welcome, and it’s closing time,

                D                                                C

    I was holding her hand, her hand was holding mine.

             Em                                       G

    Our coats both smell of smoke, whisky and wine,

               D                                            C

    as we fill up our lungs with the cold air of the night.

 

       - Em                                            G

6. I         walked her home then she took me inside,

                D                                       C

    finish some Doritos and another bottle of wine.

          Em                                          G

    I swear I’m going to put you in a song that I write

                    D                          C

    about a Galway Girl and a perfect night.

 

          C                               G

She played the fiddle in an Irish band,

              D                           C

but she fell in love with an English man.

  C                                                    G

Kissed her on the neck and then I took her by the hand,

             D                            G

Said, “Baby, I just want to dance !

                                 C          G    - D                      Em

With my pretty little Galway Girl,        my, my, my, my, my, my, my

  C          G   - D                      Em

Galway Girl,       my, my, my, my, my, my, my

   C         G   - D                      Em                       C          G     - D - Em

Galway Girl,       my, my, my, my, my, my, my Galway Girl !

 

+  C - G - D - Em (4x)

 

(orig. = capo 2nd)    (Ed Sheeran)