PJs Guitar Chords and Lyrics - DARK EYED SAILOR CHRISTY MOORE Guitar Song Chords

|  Guitar Chords Home Page >  Christy Moore Guitar Songs |



   G        C       G       Em
As I roved out one evening fair
    G                   C        G
It bein' the summer to take the air
   G           Em           Am     D
I spied a fair maid with a sailor boy
       Em        D
And I stood to listen
        G       C   D      G        C          G
And I stood to listen to hear what they might say.
He said "Fair maid, why do you roam
For the day is spent and the night is on"
She heaved a sigh while the tears did roll
"For my dark-eyed sailor
For my dark-eyed sailor, so young and stout and bold."
"'Tis seven long years since he left this land
A ring he took from off his lily-white hand
One half of the ring is still here with me
But the other's rollin'
But the other's rollin' at the bottom of the sea."
He said "You may drive him out of your mind
Some other young man you will surely find
Love turns aside and soon cold has grown
Like the winter's morning
Like the winter's morning, the hills are white with snow."
She said "I'll never forsake my dear
Although we're parted this many a year
Genteel he was not a rake like you
To induce a maiden
To induce a maiden to slight the jacket blue."
One half of the ring did young William show
She ran distracted in grief and woe
Sayin' "William, William, I have gold in store
For my dark-eyed sailor
For my dark-eyed sailor has proved his honour long"
And there is a cottage by yonder lea
This couple's married and does agree
So maids be loyal when your love's at sea
For a cloudy morning
For a cloudy morning brings on a sunny day.


The above is solely MY INTERPRETATION of this great song, in a format aimed at learning guitarists.
No attempt has been made to copy or reproduce the artist's or publisher's sheet music for the song, 
if such exists.

It can be used for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. To play the song as it should be played, you should 
purchase the official sheetmusic for the song. You should also purchase and listen to the song to learn 
the rhythm and timing of the song - this is essential if you wish to play the song with any degree of accuracy


Author statistics    

Recommend on Twitter                

Share on Facebook