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Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners
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Actually written by Rowland, Patterson and Adams (voice, trombone
and banjo). Transcribed by MH from the 1982 album Too-Rye-Ay.

* the version released as a single in the UK was preceded
by a few bars(measures) of a fiddle playing a traditional tune,
Oh Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
** round brackets () denote BV (backing vocals)
*** during instrumental sections, bar divisions are marked | and
the main instrument is indicated in square brackets.

First* 16 bars are instrumental:

|F C |F Bb |Bb F |C | x2 [fiddle]***

|C |Em |F |C G | x2 [fiddle and banjo]


C Em
Poor old Johnny Ray
F C G
Sounded sad upon the radio moved a million hearts in mono
C
Our mothers cried
F F C G
Sang along, who'd blame them
C Em
You're grown (you're grown up), so grown (so grown up)**
F C G
Now I must say more than ever (come on Eileen)
C Em F
Toora-loora-toora-loo-rye-aye
C G
and we can sing just like our fathers

|G C G C |GGC G C |G GGGGGG| [brass section]


D F#m
Come on Eileen oh, I swear (well he means)
Em G A
at this moment you mean everything
D F#m
With you in that dress, my thoughts (I confess)
Em G A
verge on dirty, Ah come on Eileen

|A |A | [banjo]

|C |Em |F |C G | [fiddle and banjo]


C Em
These people round here
F
wear beaten-down eyes sunk in smoke-dried faces,
C G
so resigned to what their fate is
C Em
but not us (no never) no not us (no never)
F C G
we are far too young and clever remember
C Em F
Toora-loora-toora-loo-rye-aye
C G
Eileen I'll hum this tune for ever

|G C G C |GGC G C |G GGGGGG| [brass section]


D F#m
Come on Eileen, oh I swear (well he means)
Em G A
Ah come on let's take off everything
D F#m
That pretty red dress, Eileen (tell him yes)
Em G A
Ah come on let's, ah come on Eileen
D F#m
That pretty red dress, Eileen (tell him yes)
Em G A
Ah come on let's, ah come on Eileen
D
Please...


D F#m
(Come on Eileen too-loo rye-aye come on)

G D A
(Eileen too-loo rye-aye toora toora-too-loora)
Now you have grown, now you have shown, oh Eileen
D F#m

Come on Eileen, these things they are real and I know
G
how you feel Now I must say more than ever
D A
things round here have changed
D F#m G D A
Too-ra loo-ra too-ra loo-rye-aye



___________________________________________________________________
Malcolm Hannah (eermih@dct.ac.uk) Dundee, Scotland

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