Ewan MacColl – The Manchester Rambler Ukulele Chords

Ewan MacColl The Manchester Rambler ukulele chords and strumming pattern are in this post! Start playing this Ewan MacColl song from the "Single" album released in 1932 with your ukulele right now!

Key: C
Chords: [C], [G]
Strumming: D - DU - UDU (or D - D)
Difficulty: Easy

The Manchester Rambler Ukulele Chords

[C] [C]

[C]I’ve been over Snowdon, I’ve slept upon Crowdon
I’ve camped by the Waynestones as [G]well
[G]I’ve sunbathed on Kinder, been burned to a cinder
And many more things I can [C]tell
[C]My rucksack has oft been me [G]pillow, The heather has oft been me [C]bed
And sooner than part from the [G]mountains, I think I would rather be [C]dead

[C]I’m a rambler, I’m a rambler from [G]Manchester way
I get all me pleasure the [C]hard moorland way
I may be a wage slave on [G]Monday
But I am a free man on [C]Sunday

The [C]day was just ending and I was descending
Down Grinesbrook just by Upper [G]Tor
[G]When a voice cried “Hey you” in the way keepers do
He’d the worst face that ever I [C]saw
The things that he said were un-[G]pleasant, In the teeth of his fury I [C]said
“Sooner than part from the [G]mountains, I think I would rather be [C]dead”

[C]I’m a rambler, I’m a rambler from [G]Manchester way
I get all me pleasure the [C]hard moorland way
I may be a wage slave on [G]Monday
But I am a free man on [C]Sunday

He [C]called me a louse and said “Think of the grouse”
Well I thought, but I still couldn’t [G]see
[G]Why all Kinder Scout and the moors roundabout
Couldn’t take both the poor grouse and [C]me
He said “All this land is my [G]master’s”, At that I stood shaking my [C]head
No man has the right to own [G]mountains, Any more than the deep ocean [C]bed

[C]I’m a rambler, I’m a rambler from [G]Manchester way
I get all me pleasure the [C]hard moorland way
I may be a wage-slave on [G]Monday
But I am a free man on [C]Sunday

I [C]once loved a maid, a spot welder by trade
She was fair as the Rowan in [G]bloom
[G]And the bloom of her eye matched the blue Moreland sky
I wooed her from April to [C]June
On the day that we should have been [G]married, I went for a ramble in-[C]stead
For sooner than part from the [G]mountains, I think I would rather be [C]dead

[C]I’m a rambler, I’m a rambler from [G]Manchester way
I get all me pleasure the [C]hard moorland way
I may be a wage slave on [G]Monday
But I am a free man on [C]Sunday

So I’ll [C]walk where I will over mountain and hill, and I’ll lie where the bracken is [G]deep
[G]I belong to the mountains, the clear running fountains
Where the grey rocks lie ragged and [C]steep
I’ve seen the white hare in the [G]gullys, And the curlew fly high over[C]head
And sooner than part from the [G]mountains, I think I would rather be [C]dead

[C]I’m a rambler, I’m a rambler from [G]Manchester way
I get all me pleasure the [C]hard moorland way
I may be a wage-slave on [G]Monday
But I am a free man on [C]Sunday

[C]I’m a rambler, I’m a rambler from [G]Manchester way
I get all me pleasure the [C]hard moorland way
I may be a wage slave on [G]Monday
But I am a free man on [C]Sunday



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Ukulele Chords Strumming Pattern
Artist and Song:Ewan MacColl - The Manchester Rambler
Album:Single
Year:1932
Chords:[C], [G]
Strumming:D - DU - UDU
Genre:Folk

About Ewan MacColl - The Manchester Rambler Ukulele Chords & Strumming Pattern

"The Manchester Rambler" is a song by Folk artist Ewan MacColl. It was released in 1932 on the album, titled "Single". The Manchester Rambler is considered under Folk genre.
  • The key of Ewan MacColl - The Manchester Rambler is C.
  • D - DU - UDU is the suggested strumming pattern for The Manchester Rambler. If it's not easy for you, you can try only down (D) strumming for playing "The Manchester Rambler".
  • The chords that we use for playing The Manchester Rambler on ukulele are: [C], [G].

What Are The Chords For The Manchester Rambler On Ukulele?

You will play the [C], [G] ukulele chords while playing The Manchester Rambler with your ukulele in the C key, original tone of the song.

How Do You Strum The Manchester Rambler On Ukulele?

The Manchester Rambler ukulele strumming pattern is D - DU - UDU. You can also try D (down) if the suggested pattern is hard for you.

Who Sings The Manchester Rambler?

The Manchester Rambler is performed by Ewan MacColl. It was first released on the album "Single" in 1932.
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