Song For Ireland chords & lyrics

by The Dubliners ft. Luke Kelly

Song For Ireland was composed by Phil Colclough & June Colclough. This version by The Dubliners is featured on their album, The Dubliners - 50 Years.
Music: Key of E Major in 4/4 time at ~ 112 (♩)... key change during Instrumental only
Chords: E, A, B, C#m, G#m, G, C, D
The Dubliners ft. Luke Kelly

Song For Ireland by The Dubliners

Intro: 4/4 
   | C#m - G#m | A  -  E |   B   |   A   |   B   |   E   |

     E                B           A                  B                     E
 1. Walk-ing all the day___ Near tall tow-ers where fal-cons build their nests
     E                   B           A                B                   E
    Sil-ver winged they fly___ They know the call of free-dom in their breasts
     A                           E            C#m                 A  E       B
    Saw Black Head a-gainst the sky___ Where twist-ed rocks they run to the sea
     A               E                    C#m          A               B
    Liv-ing on your west-ern shore___ Saw sum-mer sun-sets, asked for more
        A               E       B            A      E        A   E
    I stood by your At-lan-tic sea___ And I sang a song for Ire-land

      E                B         A              B                 E
 2. Drink-ing all the day___ In old pubs where fid-dlers love to play
     E                    B          A                 B                  E
    Some-one touched the bow___ He played a reel, it seemed so grand and gay
      A                         E          C#m            A       E       B
    Stood on Din-gle beach and cast____ In wild foam we found At-lan-tic Bass
     A               E                    C#m          A               B
    Liv-ing on your west-ern shore___ Saw sum-mer sun-sets asked for more
        A               E       B          A      E        A   E
    I stood by your At-lan-tic sea___ And sang a song for Ire-land


Instr: |  G  | C  - G  | D  - C | C  - G  |  C  |  G  | C  - G  |  D  | D  - G  |  C  |  C  |  D  |  D  |

     E                B           A                 B               E
 3. Talk-ing all the day___ With true friends, who try to make you stay
     E                  B       A                  B               E
    Tell-ing jokes and news___ Sing-ing songs to while the time a-way
       A                         E          C#m               A       E       B 
    Watched the Gal-way sal-mon run___ Like sil-ver danc-ing dart-ing in the sun
     A               E                    C#m          A               B
    Liv-ing on your west-ern shore___ Saw sum-mer sun-sets, asked for more
        A               E       B            A      E        A    E
    I stood by your At-lan-tic sea___ And I sang a song for Ire-land

      E               B          A               B               E
 4. Dream-ing in the night___ I saw a land where no-one had to fight
     E               B         A              B                 E
    Wak-ing in your dawn___ I saw you cry-ing in the morn-ing light
      A                           E          C#m                A        E         B 
    Sleep-ing where the Fal-cons fly___ They twist and turn all in your e'er blue sky
     A               E                    C#m          A              B
    Liv-ing on your west-ern shore___ Saw sum-mer sun-sets asked for more
        A               E       B            A      E        A   E  |  E  |
    I stood by your At-lan-tic sea___ And I sang a song for Ire-land
          
Outro: |  C#m  -  G#m   | A - E |  B  |  A  |  B  |  E  |  E  |
                                                          Hold
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E Major

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

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
           E                  A                  B                 C#m 
    e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|---|---|---|     B|---|-3-|---|     B|-1-|---|-4-|     B|-1-|-2-|---|
    G|-1-|---|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|-1-|---|-3-|     G|-1-|---|-4-|
    D|---|-3-|---|     D|---|-1-|---|     D|-1-|---|-2-|     D|-1-|---|-3-|
    A|---|-2-|---|     A|---|---|---|     A|-1-|---|---|     A|-1-|---|---|
    E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          2   3   4          4   5   6 

           G                  C                  D                 G#m
    e|---|---|-3-|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|-2-|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|-3-|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|-1-|---|     G|-1-|---|---|
    D|---|---|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|-1-|---|-4-|
    A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|---|-3-|     A|---|---|---|x    A|-1-|---|-3-|
    E|---|---|-2-|     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|-1-|---|---|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          4   5   6 

Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
           E                  A                  B                 C#m
     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e
     |---|---|---|B     |---|-3-|---|B     |-4-|---|-1-|B     |---|-2-|-1-|B
     |---|---|-1-|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |-3-|---|-1-|G     |-4-|---|-1-|G
     |---|-3-|---|D     |---|-1-|---|D     |-2-|---|-1-|D     |-3-|---|-1-|D
     |---|-2-|---|A     |---|---|---|A     |---|---|-1-|A     |---|---|-1-|A
     |---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
       3   2   1          3   2   1          4   3   2          6   5   4  Frets
      
           G                  C                  D                 G#m
     |-3-|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|-2-|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e
     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B
     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|-1-|---|G     |---|---|-1-|G
     |---|---|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D
     |---|-1-|---|A     |-3-|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A
     |-2-|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E
       3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          6   5   4  Frets
   
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