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There Is A Tavern In The Town

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            Traditional 19th century folk song.

Verse 1
G
There is a tavern in the town in the town
                                D
And there my true love sits him down sits him down
    G                  C
And drinks his wine as merry as can be
    D                     G C G
And never never thinks of me

Chorus
G         D
Fare thee well for I must leave thee
       G
Do not let this parting grieve thee
      D
And remember that the best of friends
     G    C    G
Must part must part
G
Adieu adieu kind friends yes adieu
                          D
I can no longer stay with you stay with you
     G                   C
I'll hang my harp on the weeping willow tree
    D                          G   C G
And may the world go well with thee

Verse 2
G
He left me for a damsel dark damsel dark
                               D
Each Friday night they used to spark used to spark
    G               C
And now my love who once was true to me
D                             G   C G
Takes this dark damsel on his knee

Chorus
G         D
Fare thee well for I must leave thee
       G
Do not let this parting grieve thee
      D
And remember that the best of friends
     G    C    G
Must part must part
G
Adieu adieu kind friends yes adieu
                          D
I can no longer stay with you stay with you
     G                   C
I'll hang my harp on the weeping willow tree
    D                          G   C G
And may the world go well with thee

Verse 3
G
And now I see him nevermore nevermore
                        D
He never knocks upon my door on my door
   G            C
Oh woe is me he pinned a little note
    D                           G    C G
And these were all the words he wrote

Chorus
G         D
Fare thee well for I must leave thee
       G
Do not let this parting grieve thee
      D
And remember that the best of friends
     G    C    G
Must part must part
G
Adieu adieu kind friends yes adieu
                          D
I can no longer stay with you stay with you
     G                   C
I'll hang my harp on the weeping willow tree
    D                          G   C G
And may the world go well with thee

Verse 4
G
Oh dig my grave both wide and deep wide and deep
                              D
Put tombstones at my head and feet head and feet
    G                    C
And on my breast you may carve a turtle dove
   D                 G   C G
To signify I died of love

Chorus
G         D
Fare thee well for I must leave thee
       G
Do not let this parting grieve thee
      D
And remember that the best of friends
     G    C    G
Must part must part
G
Adieu adieu kind friends yes adieu
                          D
I can no longer stay with you stay with you
     G                   C
I'll hang my harp on the weeping willow tree
    D                          G   C G
And may the world go well with thee    

Added On September 8th, 2015

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