Uses A, D, E, F#m, Bm chords.
We have sung this in folk clubs many, many times. A lovely song in 3/4 (waltz time) for those only familiar with 4/4
Uses D, A, G, Bm and F#m chords.
This version is one I was taught in my early 20s in the Scottish highlands, there are many versions, but I used to like singing this one in harmony with another (Gaelic speaking) student who worked in the Grant Arms Hotel. We did a few gigs together purely by accident.... long story, but a great confidence builder! I can't vouch for the spelling sadly as I do not speak Gaelic myself!
The song uses Bm and F#m chords. It is worth learning them! At a pinch you can substitute D for Bm and A for F#m but it loses the lovely dark sound of these minor harmonies if you do!
Pretty much everybody sings this one in Scotland. The easiest version has just D, A, G which is understandable because the key of D is perhaps the best fiddle key going! My version also uses Em and Bm for contrast but you can substitute D for Bm if it's a struggle!
One of the first folksongs I ever played on my guitar! I also love to sing this one unaccompanied. There is also another version called O Waly Waly.
Key D, chords D, A, G, Em, Bm, A7
A fine traditional ballad, possibly most famous these days for the Thin Lizzy version which is a little different but well worth tracking down and learning.
This version uses chords G, D, C and Em and is nice and easy to play!
An Irish traditional ballad - almost like a form of ancient gangsta rap??? This song uses C, F, G and G7 in line with the fact you are most likely to hear it in a pub played by a pub pianist who likes the key of C!
Fond memories of the Dubliners singing this!
Easy chords of D, G, A, A7 in this D major version.
Often also played in G major with G, C, D and D7.