Lakes Of Shillin Chords by Nic Jones

The track was written by Traditional. The track was produced by Bill Leader.

Chords Info

  • Tuning: (D A D G B E)
  • Key: D
  • Chords: Bm, D, A7sus4
  • BPM:
  • Suggested Strumming:
  • D= Down Stroke, U = Upstroke, N.C= No Chord
Guitar ChordsUkulele Chords
 Bm – x24432
D – xx0232
A7sus4 – x02030
 Bm – 4222
D – 2220
A7sus4 – 0200
Lakes Of Shillin

Track Info

[Verse]
D Well it's early one morning

Billy Henry arose
D And straight to his comrade's
A7sus4
Bed-chamber he goes
Bm Saying "Rise loving comrade
D Bm
Let nobody know
D To the dark and chilly waters
A7sus4 D
a-bathing we'll go"
[Verse]
D Billy instantly stripped and

Then he went in
D And he swam the dark waters
A7sus4
All round and around
Bm Saying "Oh my loving comrade
D Bm
Oh don't you go in
D For I see there is a coffin in the
A7sus4 D
Lakes of Shillin"
[Verse]
D But the other one he stripped and

Then he went in
D And he swam the dark waters
A7sus4
All round and around
Bm Saying "Oh my loving Billy
D Bm
Why did you go in
D To the dark and chilly waters in the
A7sus4 D
Lakes of Shillin"
[Verse]
D Now there was an old woman

Who lived there close by
D She went to Billy's parents and
A7sus4
She made this reply
Bm D "Well your son he went a-bathing as
Bm
I've heard him say
D And now your Billy Henry
A7sus4 D
He's as cold as the clay"
[Verse]
D And so down came his

Mother like one in despair
D She's a-wringing of her hands and
A7sus4
A-tearing of her hair
Bm Saying "Oh my loving Billy
D Bm
Why did you go in
D To the dark and chilly waters in the
A7sus4 D
Lakes of Shillin?"
[Verse]
D And so down came his

Father like one in despair
D He's a-wringing of his hands and
A7sus4
A-tearing of his hair
Bm Saying "I brought up a
D Bm
Family of fine-bodied men
D And the best of them's drowned in the
A7sus4 D
Lakes of Shillin"
[Verse]
D So it's down came his sweetheart

Like one in despair
D She's a-wringing of her hands and
A7sus4
A-tearing of her hair
Bm Saying "It's six months and
D Bm
Better till my wedding day
D And now me Billy Henry
A7sus4 D
He's as cold as the clay
[Verse]
D So we'll go round to Martin's to

Martin's by the shore
D And we'll hire us a small boat as
A7sus4
We've done before
Bm And we'll search the dark waters
D Bm
all around and all round
D Till we see that Billy Henry's
A7sus4 D
Fair body is found"
[Verse]
D So they went around to

Martin's to Martin's by the shore
D And they hired them a small boat as
A7sus4
They'd done before
Bm And they searched the dark waters
D Bm
All around and all round
D Till they saw that Billy Henry's
A7sus4 D
Fair body was found
[Verse]
D And for to see Billy's funeral

Was such a fine sight
D There was six handsome young men
A7sus4
All dressed up in white
Bm There was six pretty maidens
D Bm
All dressed up in green
D Just to show that

He'd been drowned in the
A7sus4 D
Lakes of Shillin

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