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Parnell Square
"Kay" by Hank Mills. Adapted to "Parnell Square" by Peter Yeates.
Recorded on Darby's first album: "Waitin' for a Ride".
Notes: This became an enormous hit when we sang it in Ireland.
Parnell Square
(“Kay�, Hank Mills. Adapted as “Parnell Square� by Peter Yeates)
              C                                        F                                           C
Oh, Mary, back in County Kerry singin’ songs in Dublin’s all you talked about
                                                          F                                                      G
So I sold everything I owned to bring you here; now you’ll be famous, there’s no doubt
                   F                                                  C
Last night you knocked ‘em out in Galway; now Kilkenny’s goin’ wild
      E                                     F
Your new show on the telly isn’t bad
                 C                                     F                  G                     C
But Mae, I’m livin’, yet I’m dyin’, starin’ out at Parnell Square from me cab

Traffic lights blink red and orange, Finlater’s church bells ring out; it’s late alright
They’re comin’ out of the IRN, and the National Ballroom’s closin’ for the night
Two young Dublin punks with their safety pins threw bottles at me cab
These Jackeens here’ll make you awful mad
And Mae, I’m livin’, yet I’m dyin’, starin’ out at Parnell Square from me
cab

           D                                     G                                     D
I picked up a fellow Culchie; he was starin’ out at Dublin, quite amazed
                                                    G                                           A
In his hand he had a Gateaux Roll; he said that he was just up for the day
     G                                                   D
So I showed the yop your picture, and he made some curt remark
      F#                            G
So I flored him; Jeaz was I mad
                  D                                    G                 A                      D
But Mae, I’m livin’, yet I’m dyin’, starin’ out at Parnell Square from me cab

                E                                           A                                         E
Two young fellas told me how they hate the killin’s and the violence in the north
                                                             A                                          B7
Then the big one pulled a gun, they held me up, took everything except me shorts
                A                                         E
They said it wasn’t for themselves, as they headed for the pawn
        Ab                                      A
It was for a cause; and it wasn’t the lads, (oh no)
                   E                                     A                 B7                    E
And Mae, I’m livin’, yet I’m dyin’, starin’ out at Parnell Square from me
cab

     B7                                                           E
Oh, guitars, mandolins, accordions, oh how they play
B7                                                                                      E
Pumpin’ out the sound from every pub and club around Dublin Bay
               A                                               E
And Mae, although I know I’ve lost you to the swingin’ showbiz world
       Ab                                               A
I still think of all those happy times we’ve had
                   E                                     A                 B7                    E
And Mae, I’m livin’, yet I’m dyin’, starin’ out at Parnell Square from me
cab
                                                          A                 B7
And Mae, I’m livin’, yet I’m dyin’, starin’ out at Parnell Square...
              C - D - E
...from me cab
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