In the City of Chicago

Barry Moore

Intro: G D Em


G      D       Em
In the city of Chicago
G      D               Bm
As the evening shadows fall
C         D          Em
There are people dreaming
C      D           Am
Of the hills of Donegal

Am               C
Eighteen forty seven
D           Em
was the year it all began
Am              C
Deadly pains of hunger
D                Em
Drove a million from the land
Am                   C
They journeyed not for glory
G             Em
Their motive wasn’t greed
Am             C
A voyage of survival
D                 Em
Across the stormy sea


Some of them knew fortune
Some of them knew fame
More of them knew hardship
Died upon the plain
They spread throughout the nation
They rode the railroad cars
Brought their songs and music
To ease their lonely hearts