Campfire In The Dark

The Fureys

Tom: G
Intro: 
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A G Bm 
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Verse 
     D                         G             Em 
My father rises early and he makes a sup of tea, 
     A                  A7      G            D 
he lights the kitchen stove and then he calls me. 
    D                          G               Em 
His days are often empty, he’s nothing much to do, 
       A                 A7                D 
so he sits and tells me stories of the travelling life he knew. 

Bm G In the evening they would meet in lonely country lanes Bm G A field away you’ll hear a collie bark. Bm G And they’d pass the time away with talks about the day, A G standing round the campfire in the dark, A G standing round the campfire in the dark
Verse D G Em My mother likes the house, the hot water and the rooms, A A7 G D it’s warm in the winter and she’s handy with the broom. D G Em Sometimes she makes colcannon, more often griddle bread, A A7 D there’s a hunger deep inside her for the travelling life thas dead
Bm G In the evening she would lift the black pot from the coals, Bm G ‘a bit to eat‘ she always would remark. Bm G There’d be vessels left to clean while children could be seen A G playing round the campfire in the dark A G playing round the campfire in the dark.
Verse D G Em We’d go down to the pool hall to chat up the town boers, A A7 G D sometimes at their discos we can’t get past the doors. D G Em We’re still tinkers to them and it’s thrown at our ears, A A7 G D We’re still the awful strangers even after all these years Verse D G Em And I think about my own life and the way that it will be, A A7 G D an escort van, a bit of dealing, a wife and a family. D. G Em Thursday I collect the dole, Friday pitch and toss, A A7 G D But on the site I think about the traveller’s way we’ve lost. Verse Bm G Em And I wish that I could rise, wash the sleep out of these eyes, Bm G and listen to the sweet song of the lark. Bm G And I wish that I could be in campfire company, A G with the sound of horses moving in the dark, A G with the sound of horses moving in the dark, A G with the sound of horses moving moving in the dark.

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