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Learn how to play Molly Malone

You can learn how to play Molly Malone, an easy fun Irish folk song in 20 to 30 minutes... Give it a try!

Molly Malone Chords

The song has five chords and three verses. You can play it in the key of G.
  • G chord
  • E minor chord
  • A minor chord
  • C chord
  • D chord

Molly Malone Song Lyrics

In Dublin's fair city, where the girls are so pretty

I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone
As she wheeled her wheelbarrow through streets broad and narrow
Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!

A-live a-live O! A-live a-live O!
Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!

She was a fishmonger and sure it was no wonder
For so were her father and mother before
And they both wheeled their barrows through streets broad and narrow
Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!

A-live a-live O! A-live a-live O!
Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!

She died of a fever and no one could save her
And that was the end of sweet Molly Malone
Now her ghost wheels her barrow through streets broad and narrow
Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!

A-live a-live O! A-live a-live O!
Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!
A-live a-live O! A-live a-live O!
Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!

Scott Snell
she wheels her wheelbarrow...

Who is Molly Malone? - Grafton Street Dublin

Who is Molly Malone? - Grafton Street Dublin

The song tells the fictional tale of a fishmonger who plied her trade on the streets of Dublin, but who died young, of a fever. In the late 20th century a legend grew up that there was a historical Molly, who lived in the 17th century.

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