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Clare to Here
Ralph McTell
notes: Ralph is surprised, and pleased, that this is mistaken for a
traditional Irish song.
Clare to Here
Ralph McTell

F                          G                          C             B      Am
Four of us shared a room and we were caught up in the craic
F                   G                      C       G       Am    (7th)
Got up late on Sundays, and we never got to Mass

           Dm          G                        C      B    Am
And it’s a long, long way from Clare to here
     Dm          G7                       Am
It’s a long, long way from Clare to here
F                     G               C        G       Am   (7th)
It’s a long, long way; it gets further every day
     Dm          G7                       Am
It’s a long, long way from Clare to here

Friday night comes, and we were all into the fightin’
Me ma would like a letter home, but I’m just too tired for writin’

It almost breaks my heart when I think about my family
I told them I’d be comin’ home with me pockets full of green

The only time I feel alright is when I’m in to drinkin’
It helps to ease the pain a bit, and it levels out my thinkin’

I thought I heard the piper playin’, or maybe that was just a notion
I can almost see white horses dancin’ out across that other ocean
The Gettin's Good Track 12