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Intro:                                                                  
xA|------------------------------|----------------------------------|
xE|--3---2---2-------------------|------------5-----5-3-5-3---------|
xC|--------4-----4-2-4-2---------|------2-------------------4---4---|
xG|----------------------4---4---|--4-6-----4---4-------------------|
                                                                     
xA|------------------------------|----------------------------------|
xE|--3---2---2-------------------|--------2-----------5-3-----------|
xC|--------4-----4-2-4-2---------|----2-4---4-2---2--------6-4---4--|
xG|----------------------4---4---|--4-----------4---4---------------|

Verse:
Am                      F          G                     Am                        
I was twenty-four years old when I met the woman I would call my own
       Am                 F       C           F               G       Am                   
Twenty-two grand kids now growing old in that house that your brother bought ya
       Am                   F        G                           Am                  
On the summer day when I proposed, I made that wedding ring from dentist gold
      Am                       F          C   F         G        Am                  
And I asked her father but her daddy said no, you can't marry my daughter

Chorus:
C              F      C    G                  F  C
She and I went on the run, don't care about religion
C                   F       C     F           G       Am                  
I'm gonna marry the woman I love, down by the Wexford border
C             F    C        G             F   C 
She was Nancy Mulligan, and I was William Sheeran
    C                     F       C    F           G       Am                  
She took my name and then we were one, down by the Wexford border

Interlude:
    Am  F G Am                        
    Am  F C F G Am                   

Verse:
       Am                                   F       G                    Am     
Well I met her at Guy's in the second world war and she was working on a soldier's ward
      Am              F        C        F      G      Am                   
Never had I seen such beauty before the moment that I saw her
Am                  F        G                      Am                        
Nancy was my yellow rose and we got married wearing borrowed clothes
       Am                 F       C    F         G         Am                   
We got eight children now growing old, five sons and three daughters

Chorus:
C              F      C    G                  F  C
She and I went on the run, don't care about religion
C                   F       C     F           G       Am                  
I'm gonna marry the woman I love, down by the Wexford border
C             F    C        G             F   C 
She was Nancy Mulligan, and I was William Sheeran
    C                     F       C    F           G       Am                  
She took my name and then we were one, down by the Wexford border

Interlude:
C                       F   G
Di da-da-da-da-da di-da-di, di da-da-da-da-da di-da-di, da da 
C                       F   G                 C
Di da-da-da-da-da di-da-di, di da-da-da-da-da di 
C                       F   G
Di da-da-da-da-da di-da-di, di da-da-da-da-da di-da-di, da da 
C                       F   G                 C
Di da-da-da-da-da di-da-di, di da-da-da-da-da di 
 
Verse:
         Am                                 F          G                     Am 
From her snow white streak in her jet black hair, over sixty years I've been loving her
          Am                     F      C                F     G  Am                   
Now we're sat by the fire in our old armchairs, you know Nancy I adore ya
       Am                         F     G                         Am                        
From a farm boy born near Belfast town, I never worried about the king and crown
         Am                      F        C                  F          G   Am                   
'Cause I found my heart upon the southern ground, there's no difference I assure ya

Chorus:
C              F      C    G                  F  C
She and I went on the run, don't care about religion
C                   F       C     F           G       Am                  
I'm gonna marry the woman I love, down by the Wexford border
C             F    C        G             F   C 
She was Nancy Mulligan, and I was William Sheeran
    C                     F       C    F           G       Am                  
She took my name and then we were one, down by the Wexford border

Outro:
C                       F   G
Di da-da-da-da-da di-da-di, di da-da-da-da-da di-da-di, da da 
C                       F   G                 C
Di da-da-da-da-da di-da-di, di da-da-da-da-da di 
C                       F   G
Di da-da-da-da-da di-da-di, di da-da-da-da-da di-da-di, da da 
C                       F   G                 C
Di da-da-da-da-da di-da-di, di da-da-da-da-da di 
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7 Comments

  1. Its sonice song but so difficult!?

    • SisterDragon

      I really dont get why anonymous thinks its so difficult. In my opinion, i thi;k its really easy.

  2. Anyone know the strumming pattern??

    • Grace Keller

      I just go down, down up down, down up down, down up down, down up down, etc throughout the whole song and it works pretty well.

  3. PutDearEvanHansenSongsOnHere

    If switching between the chords on the automatic transposure is difficult for you, transpose to +5; It’s like 10x easier in my opinion :-D

    P.S. Anyone who reads this PLEASE put some DEH songs on hereee

  4. Thank you so much! I wanted to play this song since I first heard it, and had no idea it’d be so easy. Love love LOVE it!

  5. Spøøns and Spørks

    Amazing song! I’ve been waiting for this one for soooooo long! Great adaptation!

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