Christy Moore - Reel In The Flickering Light Guitar Chords

Christy Moore

celtic, irish folk

Song versions: 1 2
Chords: C, F, Dm, G, Em
Reel In The Flickering Light
{a:Christy Moore}
{st:(Colm Gallagher)}
Time: 4/4
Key: C
Tempo: 107

[Verse 1]
   C                 F
As I walked home one evenin'
       Dm              G
I know this takes some believin',
  C              F
I met a group of creatures
         C         G       C
with the strangest lookin' features.
  C
A poor old dog with a worm and a weed
    Dm
and a fine old pigeon, yes indeed,
Em             F
Daddy Longlegs jumped up sprightly
    C        G           C
and danced a reel in the flickering light.

[Chorus]
    C            Dm
Oh, round we go, heel to the toe,
Em             F
Daddy Longlegs jumped up spright
    C        G           C
And danced a reel in the flickering light

[Verse 2]
       C              F
On his thin and wispy spindles
       Dm              G
he was deft and he was nimble,
    C              F
His eyes were scientific
        C       G      C
and his dancing was terrific.
    C
The rats and the worms they made a din
    Dm
and the nettles in the corner took it in,
    Em             F
"Oh God," says I, "tonight's the night
      C            G           C
we'll dance to the reel in the flickering light!"

[Chorus]
    C            Dm
Oh, round we go, heel to the toe,
Em             F
Daddy Longlegs jumped up spright
    C        G           C
And danced a reel in the flickering light

[Verse 3]
        C              F
Then he looked at me directly
       Dm                 G
with a gaze that could dissect me,
       C             F
And he asked me in a whisper
      C       G   C
"Have you got any sisters?."
      C
"Good God Almighty' says I to him
      Dm
"what sort of a man do you think I am?
     Em                 F
I've only one and she's not your type,
             C       G           C
she wouldn't dance a reel in the flickering light!"

[Chorus]
    C            Dm
Oh, round we go, heel to the toe,
Em             F
Daddy Longlegs jumped up spright
    C        G           C
And danced a reel in the flickering light

[Verse 4]
         C                          F
Says he "Does she come from another planet?
     Dm                    G
Does she have a bee in her bonnet?
         C            F
Does she do her daily duties?
          C       G        C
You never know we might be suited."
        C
And the rats and the worms began to laugh
    Dm
and some of them started shufflin' off.
      Em                 F
We're gonna to have some fun tonight,
        C             G           C
gettin' ready for the reel in the flickering light.

[Chorus]
    C            Dm
Oh, round we go, heel to the toe,
Em             F
Daddy Longlegs jumped up spright
    C        G           C
And danced a reel in the flickering light

[Verse 5]
        C             F
I could see he had no scruples
       Dm              G
when I looked into his pupils,
          C           F
They were purple or magenta
       C      G      C
like a statue during Lent.
C
I said "I'll get her right away"
Dm
"Good man" says he, "now don't delay,
      Em              F
We're gonna have some fun tonight."
        C           G           C
Then he flipped his legs in the flickering light.

[Chorus]
    C            Dm
Oh, round we go, heel to the toe,
Em             F
Daddy Longlegs jumped up spright
    C        G           C
And danced a reel in the flickering light

[Verse 6]
        C                F
Then up stepped a red carnation
         Dm           G
and they gave her an ovation.
        C          F
She was warm and enchanting
       C      G       C
as she slowly started dancing.
    C
The bright auld pigeon peeled his eye
        Dm
and the nettles and the weeds began to sigh,
Em                   F
Daddy Longlegs said "My, oh my,
       C             G           C
are we ready for the reel in the flickering light?"

[Chorus]
    C            Dm
Oh, round we go, heel to the toe,
Em             F
Daddy Longlegs jumped up spright
    C        G           C
And danced a reel in the flickering light

[Verse 7]
        C               F
She was gentle, she was charming
      Dm                 G
and I heard him call her Darlin'.
       C             F
He was graceful as a whisper
       C        G       C
on his delicate legs of silver.
    C
The rats and the worms were still as mice
        Dm
and the poor auld pigeon said "That's nice."
  Em                   F
A shimmering veil of a lovely bride
         C             G           C
and they danced to the reel in the flickering light.

[Chorus]
    C            Dm
Oh, round we go, heel to the toe,
Em             F
Daddy Longlegs jumped up spright
    C        G           C
And danced a reel in the flickering light

[Chorus]
    C            Dm
Oh, round we go, heel to the toe,
Em             F
Daddy Longlegs jumped up spright
    C        G           C
And danced a reel in the flickering light

[Chord Charts]
[Verse]
|| C F | Dm G ||
|| C F | C G C / ||
|| C | Dm | Em F | C G C / ||

[Chorus]
|| C | Dm | Em F | C G C / ||

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