One Irish Rover

Written by Van Morrison
Performed by Bob Dylan and Van Morrison on June 27, 1989 on the Philopappos (The Hill Of The Muses), Athens, broadcast in the programme Arena: One Irish Rover – Van Morrison in Performance

Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem


The snippets of tab below indicate the standard patterns for the D stretches (usually just a plain D when it accompanies the singing) and the Bm stretches, and for the A-Asus4-A turn at the end of the bridge.

  D                         Dadd9          Bm                        Bmadd11
  :     .     .       :     .     .        :     .     .       :     .     .
|-------2-----2-----|-2---0(0)----0-----||-2-----2-----2-----|-2---0(0)----0-----|
|-3-----3-----3-----|-3-----3-----3-----||-3-----3-----3-----|-3-----3-----3-----|
|-2-----2-----2-----|-2-----2-----2-----||-4-----4-----4-----|-4-----4-----4-----|
|-0-----------------|-0-----------------||-4-----------------|-4-----------------|
|-------------------|-------------------||-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------||-------------------|-------------------|
  A                   A     Asus4 A
  :     .     .       :     .     .
|-------------------|-------------0------|
|-2-----------------|-2-----3-----2------|
|-2-----------------|-2-----2-----2------|
|-2-----------------|-2------------------|
|-0-----------------|-0------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|

D              Bm
 Tell me the   story now
 Now that it's over
 Wrap it in    glory
 For one Irish Rover


Tell me you're wiser now
Tell me you're older
Wrap it in glory
For one Irish Rover
           G(add9)                A
I can tell   by the light in your eye, That you're
            D
so far away
G                            A
 Just like a ship out on the sea without a sail,
                   D         A     Asus4  A
Baby, you've gone astray
Tell me the facts real straight
Don't make me over
Wrap it in glory
For one Irish Rover

Tell me you see the light
Tell me you know me
Make it come out alright
And wrap it in glory

For one Irish Rover
For one Irish Rover
One Irish Rover
One Irish Rover