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Ride On
Jimmy McCarthy. Scheduled for an upcoming Darby CD.
notes: Arguably the best known of Jimmy McCarthy's songs. It was
made popular by Christy Moore. The chord structure is wonderfully
simple.
Ride On

Em Em7-C
Ride on - See you
D                                                           Em
I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to

Ride on - See you
I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to

True, you ride the finest horse I've ever seen
Standing 16-one or two with eyes wild and green
You ride the horse so well; hands light to the touch
I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to

Ride on - See you
I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to
Ride on - See you
I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to

When you ride into the night without a trace behind
Rub your claw along my gut one last time
I turn to face an empty space where once you used to lie
And look for the spark to light the night through the teardrop in my eye

Ride on - See you
I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to
Ride on - See you
I could never go with you no matter how I wanted to