Song Of The Clyde by Kenneth Mckellar Guitar Chords by Kenneth Mckellar

Song Of The Clyde by Kenneth Mckellar Guitar Chords

[Verse 1]
F Bb F
I sing of a river I’m happy beside.
D G C
The song that I sing is a song of the Clyde.
F Bb F
Of all Scottish rivers it’s dearest to me.
Dm C F
It flows from Leadhills all the way to the sea.
Gm C F Dm
It borders the orchards of Lanark so fair,
Gm A7 Dm C
Meanders through meadows with sheep grazing there,
F Bb
And from Glasgow to Greenock, in towns on each side,
F Dm C F
The hammers’ ding-dong is the song of the Clyde.

[Chorus]
F Bb F
Oh the river Clyde, the wonderful Clyde!
Dm C
The name of it thrills me and fills me with pride,
F Bb F
And I’m satisfied, whate’er may betide,
Dm C F
The sweetest of song is the song of the Clyde.

[Verse 2]
F Bb F
Imagine we’ve left Craigendoran behind,
D G C
And wind-happy yachts by Kilcreggan we find.
F Bb F
At Kirn and Dunoon and Innellan we stay,
Dm C F
Then Scotland’s Madeira—that’s Rothesay, they say—
Gm C F Dm
Or maybe by Fairlie and Largs we will go,
Gm A7 Dm C
Or over to Millport that thrills people so,
F Bb
Maybe journey to Arran it can’t be denied,
F Dm C F
Those scenes all belong to the song of the Clyde.

[Chorus]
F Bb F
Oh the river Clyde, the wonderful Clyde!
Dm C
The name of it thrills me and fills me with pride,
F Bb F
And I’m satisfied, whate’er may betide,
Dm C F
The sweetest of song is the song of the Clyde.

[Verse 3]
– Guitar stays at same rhythm, vocals speed up!

F
There’s Paw an’ Maw doon at the Broomielaw.
Bb F
They’re goin’ doon the watter for The Fair.
D
There’s Bob an’ Mary, on the Govan Ferry,
G C
Wishin’ jet propulsion could be there.
F
There’s steamers cruisin’, and there’s buddies snoozin’,
Bb F
And there’s laddies fishin’ frae the pier;
Dm
An’ Paw’s perspirin’, very near expirin’,
C F
As he rows a boat frae there to here.
Gm C
With eyes a-flashin’, it is voted smashin,
F Dm
To be walkin’ daily on the prom:
Gm A7
And May and Evelyn are in seventh heaven
Dm C
As thy stroll along with Dick and Tom;
F
And Dumbarton Rock to ev’ry Jean and Jock,
Bb
Extends a welcome that is high and wide:
F Dm
Seems to know that they are on their homeward way
C F
To hear the song of the Clyde.

[Chorus]
F Bb F
Oh the river Clyde, the wonderful Clyde!
Dm C
The name of it thrills me and fills me with pride,
F Bb F
And I’m satisfied, whate’er may betide,
Dm C F
The sweetest of song is the song of the Clyde.

1 year ago

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