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Chords The First Love in Life

PNB 12 Oct 09 - 09:25 AM
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Subject: Chords The First Love in Life
From: PNB
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 09:25 AM

Would anyone have the chords or music for the Irish Rover song, The First Love in Life? Thanks


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Subject: RE: Chords The First Love in Life
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 09:31 AM

This page does. It may not be easy to understand at first as it uses Nashville notation, but read the explanation at the bottom and you should be fine.


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Subject: ADD: The First Love in Life (Irish Rovers)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 09:40 AM

The link in the previous post doesn't seem to go to the right song, and I can't find chords for "First Love." For the record, here are the lyrics. It's from one of "those" lyrics sites, so I can't vouch for the quality of the transcription.

THE FIRST LOVE IN LIFE
Songwriter: ?

I am a young fellow that's fond of my fun,
And Ferlin in Derry is where I've begun.
All over the country, I've spent all my cash.
With Kitty and Ginny and Mary McNash.
My father disowned me for being such a rake.
And for spending my time in such frolicksome ways.
The girls, they are sweet, but I'll have you all know
That my first love in life is the pure whiskey, oh!
Riddley-i-di, riddley-i-di-di, riddley-i-di-day.

If I chance for to go to the town of Kildare
All the girls all around me they flock on the square
Some bring me a bottle and some bring me cake.
And they do it behind their old pure parents' back.
There's one from McCorville and one from Carlisle.
And another one from Derry my heart has beguiled.
But I'd trade every one for a drop of the pure,
For my first love is whiskey. The heart it can cure.
Riddley-i-di, riddley-i-di-di, riddley-i-di-day.

To worry for riches, I'm never inclined.
For the greatest of misers must leave them behind.
With a glass in my hand and a girl on my knee
There's all a man needs for his pleasure, you see.
For I knew a man who had plenty of gold,
And I knew another who had twenty times more.
But they're both on their backs among nettles and stone.
So, my first love is whiskey and whiskey alone.
Riddley-i-di, riddley-i-di-di, riddley-i-di-day.

And now for the future, I mean to be wise.
And I'll look for the women that treated me kind.
I'll marry them all on the next Market Day,
If the clergy agree to the things that I say.
And when I am dead and my soul is at rest,
These women will come for to cry at my wake.
And they'll cover me over with whiskey so pure,
And I'll dance on the lid of my coffin and cheer.
Riddley-i-di, riddley-i-di-di, riddley-i-di-day


source: http://www.lyricsdownload.com/irish-rovers-the-first-love-in-life-lyrics.html (watch for popups)


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Subject: RE: Chords The First Love in Life
From: Mr Happy
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 09:46 AM

Just checked out places in Co. Derry, Ireland

Ferlin's not listed


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Subject: RE: Chords The First Love in Life
From: Maryrrf
Date: 12 Oct 09 - 01:40 PM

I think "Ferlin" in Derry might be a mondegreen. It may be "Fair Londonderry" pronounced with a regional accent. I worked out the chords for this at one point but it might be a couple of days before I get time to sit down and post them - if anybody else can help the answer might be quicker!


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Subject: RE: Chords The First Love in Life
From: PNB
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 01:10 PM

Any luck on the chords?


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Subject: RE: Chords The First Love in Life
From: Maryrrf
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 01:48 PM

Try these:

(G)I am a young fellow that's fond of my (Em)fun,
And (G) Ferlin in (D)Derry is (Em)where I've begun.
All (G) over the country, I've spent all my (Em) cash.
With (G)Kitty and (D) Ginny and (Em)Mary McNash.
My father disowned me for being such a rake.
And for (D)spending my time in such frolicksome ways.
The (G)girls, they are sweet, but I'll have you all (Em) know
That my (G)first love in (D)life is the (Em)pure whiskey, oh!
Riddley-i-di, riddley-i-(D)di-di, riddley-i-(Em) di-day.


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Subject: RE: Chords The First Love in Life
From: PNB
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 08:31 AM

Thanks Mary,

I will try them this evening when I get home. Wish I kept a mando or something with me at work.


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