Tramps And Hawkers
The lyrics are (more or less unchanged) taken from: http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/irish-folk-music/irish%20songs/Tramps%20and%20Hawkers.htm The Chords fit the version I like to play, of this song. (I'm most inspired by the Corries-version, but also by the Dubliners) I usually play it with capo somewhere around the 3rd fret. G Am G C O come a' ye tramps and hawker-lads an' gaitherers o' bla' G Em G Em That tramp the country roun' and roun', come listen one and a' G Em G Em I'll tell tae ye a rovin' tale, o' sights that I hae seen G G7 Am G C G Far up into the snowy north, or sooth by Gretna Green. G Am G C I've seen the high Ben Nevis a-towerin' tae the moon G Em G Em I've been roun' by Crieff an' Callander an roun' by Bonny Doon G Em G Em I've seen Loch Ness's silvery tide an' places ill tae ken G G7 Am G C G Far up into the stormy north lies Urquart's fairy glen G Am G C Ofttimes I laugh tae mysel' as I wander alang the road G Em G Em My toerags round my blistered feet, my face as broun's a toad G Em G Em Wi' lumps o'cheese and tattie-scones or breid an' braxie ham G G7 Am G C G Nae thinking whar' I'm comin' frae nor thinkin' whar I'm gang. G Am G C I've done my share of humpin' wi' the dockers on the Clyde G Em G Em I've helped the Buckie trawlers hawl the herrin' o'er the side G Em G Em I've helped to build the mighty bridge that spans the Firth o' Forth G G7 Am G C G And wi' mony Angus farmer's rig I've plowed the bonny earth G Am G C I'm happy in the summer-time beneath the dark blue sky G Em G Em Nae thinkin' in the mornin' where at nicht i'm gang to lie G Em G Em In barn or byre or anywhere dossing out among the hay G G7 Am G C G And if the weather treats me right, I'm happy every day. G Am G C Loch Katrine and Loch Lomond, they've oft been seen by me G Em G Em The Dee, the Don, the Devron, that a' flows tae the sea G Em G Em Dunrobin Castle, by the way, I nearly had forgot G G7 Am G C G And the reckless stanes o'cairn that mairks the hoose o' John o' Groat. G Am G C I've been by bonny Gallowa', an' often roun' Stranraer G Em G Em My business leads me anywhere, I travel near an' far G Em G Em I've got that rovin' notion I wouldna like tae loss G G7 Am G C G For It's my daily fare an' as much'll pay my doss. G Am G C I think I'll gang tae Paddy's Lan', I'm makin' up my mind G Em G Em For Scotland's greatly altered noo, I canna raise the wind G Em G Em But I will trust in Providence, and Providence be true G G7 Am G C G I'll sing ye' o' Erin's Isle when I come back to you.