Fureys, The - Belfast Mill

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Verse

C
At the east end of town 
Am
At the foot of the hill 
G
There's a chimney so tall 
F            C
It says Belfast Mill. 

Verse

C
But there's no smoke at all 
Am
Coming out of the stack 
G
For the mill has shut down 
F             C
And is never coming back. 

Verse

C
And the only tune I hear 
Am
Is the sound of the wind 
G
As she blows through the town 
F             C
Weave and spin, weave and spin. 

Verse

C
There's no children playing 
Am
In the dark narrow streets 
G
And the loom has shut down 
F              C
It's so quiet I can't sleep. 

Verse

C
The mill has shut down 
Am
'twas the only life I know 
G
Tell me where will I go 
F              C
Tell me where will I go. 

Verse

C
And the only tune I hear 
Am
Is the sound of the wind 
G
As she blows through the town 
F                C
Weave and spin, weave and spin. 

Verse

C
I'm too old to work 
Am
And I'm too young to die 
G
Tell me where will I go now 
F           C
My family and I.

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