Green Grow The Rushes chords & lyrics

by Celtic Woman

Green Grow The Rushes was written Scottish poet and lyricist, Robert Burns (1759 – 1796). This version by Celtic Woman is featured on their live concert DVD - Believe
Music: Key of F Major with a key chage to G Major in 4/4 time at ~100 bpm
Chords: F, Gm, Bb, C G, Am, C, D, A
Celtic Woman

Green Grow The Rushes by Celtic Woman

Intro: 4/4 |  F  |  F  |

  F
1. There's naught but care on ev'-ry hand
 Gm
   In ev'-ry hour that pas-ses O
 Bb                      F
   What sig-ni-fies the life of man
 Gm                F      Bb
   If it were not for the las-sies O

       F
Chorus: Green grow the rush-es O  
      Gm
        Green grow the rush-es O
      Bb                          F
        The sweet-est hours that e'er I spent
      Gm             F       Bb        |  Bb  |
        Are spent a-mong the las-sies O

  F
2. The world-ly race may rich-es chase
 Gm
   And rich-es still may fly them, O
 Bb                          F
   And though at last they catch them fast
 Gm                 F        Bb
   Their hearts can ne'er en-joy them, O


       F
Chorus: Green grow the rush-es O  
      Gm
        Green grow the rush-es O
      Bb                          F
        The sweet-est hours that e'er I spent
      Gm             F       Bb          |  C  |
        Are spent a-mong the las-sies O (Key Change)

Instr: |  D  |  D  |  A  |  A  |

  C                          G
** The sweet-est hours that e'er I spent
  C             G        C
   Are spent a-mong the las-sies, O

       G
Chorus: Green grow the rush-es O  
      Am
        Green grow the rush-es O
       C                          G
        The sweet-est hours that e'er I spent
      Am             G        C        |  C  |
        Are spent a-mong the las-sies O

 G
3. Old na-ture swears the love-ly dears
 Am
   Her nob-lest work she clas-ses, O
  C                            G
   Her ap-pren-tice hand she tried on man
 Am              G        C           |  C  |
   And then she made the las-sies, O...

       G
Chorus: Green grow the rush-es O  
      Am
        Green grow the rush-es O
       C                          G
        The sweet-est hours that e'er I spent
      Am             G        C       
        Are spent a-mong the las-sies O

       G
Chorus: Green grow the rush-es O  
      Am
        Green grow the rush-es O
       C                          G
        The sweet-est hours that e'er I spent
      Am             G        C        |  C  |
        Are spent a-mong the las-sies O
      Am             G        C           |  G  |
        Are spent a-mong the las-sies, O...  Pause
Free Music Transposition   Simply highlight & copy the entire song sheet above - then click on the button... more.

F Major → G Major

Fingers 1, 2, 3, 4 : Notes played
Column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string


Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
           F                 Gm                 Bb                  C 
    e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|---|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|-4-|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|-2-|---|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|-1-|---|-3-|     G|---|---|---|
    D|---|---|-3-|     D|-1-|---|-4-|     D|-1-|---|-2-|     D|---|-2-|---|
    A|---|---|---|x    A|-1-|---|-3-|     A|-1-|---|---|     A|---|---|-3-|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|-1-|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          3   4   5          1   2   3          1   2   3 

           G                 Am                  D                  A 
    e|---|---|-3-|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|-2-|---|     e|---|---|---|
    B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|-3-|     B|---|-3-|---|
    G|---|---|---|     G|---|-3-|---|     G|---|-1-|---|     G|---|-2-|---|
    D|---|---|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|-1-|---|
    A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|
    E|---|---|-2-|     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3 


Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
          F                 Gm                 Bb                  C
    |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|---|e
    |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |-4-|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|-2-|---|G     |---|---|-1-|G     |-3-|---|-1-|G     |---|---|---|G
    |-3-|---|---|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D     |-2-|---|-1-|D     |---|-2-|---|D
   x|---|---|---|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A     |---|---|-1-|A     |-3-|---|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          5   4   3          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets
      
          G                 Am                  D                  A
    |-3-|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|-2-|---|e     |---|---|---|e
    |---|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |---|-3-|---|B
    |---|---|---|G     |---|-3-|---|G     |---|-1-|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G
    |---|---|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|-1-|---|D
    |---|-1-|---|A     |---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A
    |-2-|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets
   
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