Yes! Sean I've been looking for the chords & lyrics for this song too. I first heard it sung by an Irish singer in darwin Australia. she said she heard it sung in a pub in Ireleand and when she asked the singer her told her it was written by Hoyt Axton.
I did a search on Hoyt and found he did an album years ago by the title "Gypsy Moth". Regrettably I havent been able to get lyrics vis the net.
I did have a friend who did a recording recently of the same singer doing the song at the national Folk Festivazl in Canberra this year. This was only a hand held tape. I tried to do a direct digital recording through the mixers desk but regrettably we didnt have the right lead adaptor. It was still a great version.
I'll be getting a copy of the tape soon and can transcribe the lyrics but cant help with chords as she sang it unaccompanied.
Mail me direct if you are still interested.
In the meantime if anyone can help short cut this process by turning up some lyrics (and chords) it would be much appreciated.
Thanks for the fragment you posted tho'. At least I have some more words.