Ballad Of Ronnie Drew, The

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Intro: D D G A D G A Here's to the Ronnie, the voice we adore D G A Like coals from a coal bucket scraping the floor D G A Sing out his praises in music and malt D G D D G A And if you're not Irish, that isn't your fault D G A Raise up our voices like dogs in a pack D G A Thankful for honest men we never lack D G A We got 'em by twenties, we got 'em by ones D G ( D D G A ) 2x Them and their daughters and all of their sons G D Here's to you, Ronnie Drew G D Here's to you, Ronnie Drew G F#m G Ronnie Drew, we love you, yes we do D A D Here's to you, Ronnie Drew, here's to you D G A And what's it to any man whether or no' D G A Whether I'm easy or whether I'm true D G A As I lifted her petticoat easy and slow D G D D G A And I tied up me sleeve for to buckle her shoe D G A Get up and go at it, five until five D G A When the whistle says budge it we come back alive D G A He'll sing to the heavens, he's stormy as hell D G ( D D G A ) 2x And wherever he goes, we'll be wishing him well G D Here's to you, Ronnie Drew G D Here's to you, Ronnie Drew G F#m G Ronnie Drew, we love you, yes we do D A D Here's to you, Ronnie Drew, here's to you A The dawn and the dust, the wise, the unjust Em Kids in gambling games A The unheard, the unseen, the unwashed and unclean Em Where the streets all have names A Baggers, street masons, street wagons to Stevens Em With lovers and loners who can hear all intoners A The goths and the ravers, evil bids and traders Em Sing out Ronnie Drew D G A A life for a life or a hand for a hand D G A Trust in the music and strike up the band D G A The more that we sing the less that we fight D G D D G A Time and again this is proved to be right D G A Build you a statue on St. Stephen's Green D G A No fairer monument ere to be seen D G A The statue of Ronnie Drew holding the hand D G ( D D G A ) 2x Of a girl with her hair in a black velvet band G D Here's to you, Ronnie Drew No stranger to devils or angles to tell G D Here's to you, Ronnie Drew A friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend to you G F#m G Ronnie Drew, we love you, yes we do D A D Here's to you, Ronnie Drew, here's to you D A D Here's to you, Ronnie Drew, here's to you, Ronnie Drew D A D Here's to you, Ronnie Drew, here's to you, Ronnie Drew And what's it to any man whether or no' Whether I'm easy or whether I'm true As I lifted her petticoat easy and slow And I rolled up me sleeve for to buckle her shoe By VoLLen Dung

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