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THE CONTENDER                  CHRISTY MOORE


           C                       F   (F-Am7-Dm)
When I was young, and I was in my day
              Dm                                 G
I could have stole what woman's heart there was away
               C 
I'd sing and dance into the mornin'
           Dm
I'd blaze away until the dawnin'
        F              G             C
Long before I was the man you see today

And I was born beneath the star that promised all
I could have lived my life between Cork Cobh and Youghal
But the wheel of fortune took me
And from the highest point it shook me
By the bottle live by the bottle I shall fall

Chorus:
                  Dm    G       C
But there in the mirror on the wall
           Dm              G
I see the dream is fading
             Dm    G        C
From the contender to the brawl
     Bb                            F  G
The ring, the rose, the matador is raving

And when I die I'll die a drunk down on the street
You can count me out to ten in clear defeat
Rap the starry plough around me
Let the pipers air resound me
There I'll rest until the lord of love I meet

But there in the mirror on the wall
I see the dream is fading
From the contender to the brawl
The ring, the rose, the matador, raving

C      F    (F-Am7-Dm)
Dm          G
          C
Rap the starry plough around me
         Dm 
Let the pipers air resound me
            F              G              C
There I'll rest until the lord of love I meet




Am7 = xx2010
Bb =  113331 or xx3331
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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

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