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A Rainy Night in Soho - Tin Whistle Tab & Sheet Music Notes

Sheet music notes and tab to play A Rainy Night in Soho on a tin whistle (penny whistle). It is a famous song by the Pogues, composed by Shane MacGowan.

Originally, the song was recorded in C major and should be played on a C whistle. But, the following notation is transposed to match the D major scale so you can use a tin whistle in the key of D.

 A Rainy Night in Soho Tin Whistle Tab & Sheet Music


I’ve been loving you a long time
Down all the years, down all the days
And I’ve cried for all your troubles
Smiled at your funny little ways

We watched our friends grow up together
And we saw them as they fell
Some of them fell into Heaven
Some of them fell into Hell

I took shelter from a shower
And I stepped into your arms
On a rainy night in Soho
The wind was whistling all its charms

I sang you all my sorrows
You told me all your joys
Whatever happened to that old song?
To all those little girls and boys

Sometimes I’d wake up in the morning
The ginger lady by my bed
Covered in a cloak of silence
I’d hear you talking in my head

I’m not singing for the future
I’m not dreaming of the past
I’m not talking of the first times
I never think about the last

Now the song is nearly over
We may never find out what it means
Still there’s a light I hold before me
You’re the measure of my dreams
The measure of my dreams

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