Christy Moore - The Mad Lady And Me Guitar Chords

Christy Moore

celtic, irish folk

Chords: Em, C, B7, G, D
Mad Lady & Me - Jimmy McCarthy

[Verse]
 Em
among the walls and ruins
 C
 of the horrid civic stone
 B7
 I walked without a lover
  C     B7     Em
 for my older bones

 Em
The sun was strong in going down
  C
It was a dreamlike day
  B7
It's there I met the Trinity
     C      B7        Em
and there I heard them say

[Chorus]
She said:
 G         D
Bye bye mamma
 C                 Em
Goodbye brother John
 G                 D
Fare thee well ye Shandon Bells
 C       Em
Ring on ring on

[Verse]

 Em
She leaned and leaned much closer
 C
And she hugged us all goodbye
 B7
Her mother cried "don't go my love"
  C       B7           Em
We all mus by and by

 Em
a drunken tongue said "leave her off"
 C
she'll drive us all crazy
 B7
she turned around and saw my face
 C           B7      Em
and both of us was she

[Chorus]

She said:
 G         D
Bye bye mamma
 C                 Em
Goodbye brother John
 G                 D
Fare thee well ye Shandon Bells
 C       Em
Ring on ring on

[Verse]

 Em
up and to the limestone wall
 C
and down the level steps
 B7
she threw herself into the stream
 C            B7          Em
with a splash and no regrets

 Em
side stroke swimming midstream
 C
throwing kisses to the crowd
 B7
and everything was silent
 C              B7        Em
and the sky had not one cloud

[Chorus]
She said:
 G         D
Bye bye mamma
 C                 Em
Goodbye brother John
 G                 D
Fare thee well ye Shandon Bells
 C       Em
Ring on ring on

[Verse]
 G                            D
we were swimming out in the sunset,
 C                    Em
we were swimming out to sea,
 G                    D
swimming down by the Opera House
 C            Em
The Mad Lady and me.

[Chorus]
She said:
 G         D
Bye bye mamma
 C                 Em
Goodbye brother John
 G                 D
Fare thee well ye Shandon Bells
 C       Em
Ring on ring on

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