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Lyr Req: Lawless (from Christy Moore)


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Subject: Lyr Req: 'Lawless' christy moore song
From: ossonflags
Date: 26 May 04 - 11:48 AM

Would anyone be kind enough to provide me with the words to this song please?

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Lawless' christy moore song
From: George Seto -
Date: 26 May 04 - 04:09 PM

It is in the Forum. If you'll have a look at thread #39996

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Lawless' christy moore song
From: ossonflags
Date: 28 May 04 - 03:32 AM

many many thanks, George.

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Subject: Ly/Chords Add: LAWLESS (from Christy Moore)
Date: 21 Dec 10 - 10:41 AM


G C G / D G / Am D / G D
He was Lawless by name and lawless by nature,
Trouble right from the start.
Hard as nails, running wild through the streets,
He was breaking his poor mother's heart.
Am D / G D / G C G / D G
Nature played a trick on Lawless,
And the humour of nature is cruel.
He grew up as we all had expected,
Into a dangerous fool.

G C G / D G / Am D / G D
He was a hard man, a man for all seasons,
Always out for a fight.
He couldn't hold drink but still he'd get plastered
In Clarke's every Saturday night.
Am D / G D / G C G / D G
He'd strip off his vest, challenge the best,
'Til the guards were called to come fast.
They'd lock him away for the rest of the day,
Leave him out Sunday morning for mass.

G C G / D G / Am D / G D
One night he went down to the Ringsend regatta
Where he met up with the bould Dolly Platts.
She wasn't exactly what you'd call beauty,
But she was the belle of our flats.
Am D / G D / G C G / D G
A whirlwind romance and Dolly took a flier.
With Lawless she would settle down.
'Twas pure coincidence three months before
There was a Yankee destroyer in town.

G C G / D G / Am D / G D
The couple were blessed with one of God's miracles.
Before six months had elapsed,
Dolly gave birth to a nine-pound black baby
And Lawless was fit to collapse.
Am D / G D / G C G / D G
She swore she'd never been touched by another
And Lawless took her at her word,
And the neighbours exclaimed, "He's the spit of his father.
The cuckoo is a wonderful bird."

G C G / D G / Am D / G D
Lawless stayed in and looked after his baby
While Dolly went out for the night.
The auld gossips all say she was free in her ways
And their evil rumours ran rife.
Am D / G D / G C G / D G
When Lawless heard this, he waited for Dolly
On the bridge where the river runs low.
No-one will ever know what happened,
But Dolly drowned in the Dodder below.

G C G / D G / Am D / G D
Some say he is crazy, more say he's evil,
And everyone says that he's mad.
No one will defend him. He was no angel,
But I'll you he wasn't all bad.
Am D / G D / G C G / D G
They've locked him away for the rest of his natural.
Never again will he see.
Down the back of Ringsend there's a lonely child playin'
Where the Liffey flows into the sea.

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