Andy Irvine - My Hearts Tonight In Ireland Guitar Chords

Andy Irvine

british folk, celtic, hurdy-gurdy, irish folk

Chords: G, Em, C, D, Am
[Chorus]

   G                Em        C                 D
My heart tonight is far away across the rolling sea
       C             G               Em        D       C
In the sweet Miltown Malbay and it’s there I’d love to be
   G            Am           G       Em     D
So long ago and far away but nothing can compare
   C                  G              Em    D      G
My heart’s tonight in Ireland in the sweet County Clare.


[Verse 1]

G              Em                  C       D      G
In the town of Scariff the sun was shining in the sky
     C             G                                     Em    D
When Willie Clancy played his pipes and the tears welled in my eyes
     G                     Em             C            G
Many years have passed and gone since the times we had there
       C                  G       Em     G     D      G
But my heart’s tonight in Ireland in the sweet County Clare.


[Chorus]

   G                Em        C                 D
My heart tonight is far away across the rolling sea
       C             G               Em        D       C
In the sweet Miltown Malbay and it’s there I’d love to be
   G            Am           G       Em     D
So long ago and far away but nothing can compare
   C                  G              Em    D      G
My heart’s tonight in Ireland in the sweet County Clare.


[Verse 2]

     G            Em            C        D       G
That August in Kilrush when the rain was lashing down
    C             G                   Em           D
And our hotel was that haybarn on the outskirts of town
   G                 Em           C             G
We were all sick and feverish and Dolan had the flu
    C                    G       Em      G        D       G
But Johnny produced some whiskey and the sun came smiling through.


[Chorus]

   G                Em        C                 D
My heart tonight is far away across the rolling sea
       C             G               Em        D       C
In the sweet Miltown Malbay and it’s there I’d love to be
   G            Am           G       Em     D
So long ago and far away but nothing can compare
   C                  G              Em    D      G
My heart’s tonight in Ireland in the sweet County Clare.


[Verse 3]

      G                Em              C         D     G
Those nights in Sixmilebridge when the songs and music flowed
    C               G                                 Em          D
And when it came to closing time sure the lights were turned down low
        G                Em              C              G
And the sergeant from Kilkishen he would buy us all one more
       C               G     Em       G         D        G
And we never left that pub before the clock was striking four.


[Chorus]

   G                Em        C                 D
My heart tonight is far away across the rolling sea
       C             G               Em        D       C
In the sweet Miltown Malbay and it’s there I’d love to be
   G            Am           G       Em     D
So long ago and far away but nothing can compare
   C                  G              Em    D      G
My heart’s tonight in Ireland in the sweet County Clare.


[Verse 4]
  G             Em         C      D
Lahinch and Ennistymon, Liscannor and Kilkee 
        C               G                      Em        D
But the best of all was Miltown when the music flowed so free
       G              Em               C            G
Willie Clancy and the County Clare I’m ever in your debt
        C                    G     Em      G       D        G
For the sights and sounds of yesterday are shining memories yet.


[Chorus]

   G                Em        C                 D
My heart tonight is far away across the rolling sea
       C             G               Em        D       C
In the sweet Miltown Malbay and it’s there I’d love to be
   G            Am           G       Em     D
So long ago and far away but nothing can compare
   C                  G              Em    D      G
My heart’s tonight in Ireland in the sweet County Clare.

       C       G       Em     G     D      G
In the days of Sweeney in the sweet County Clare

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