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 self-titled album.
  • 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

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
                                                            Hold
Outro: |  C#m  -  G#m   | A - E |  B  |  A  |  B  |  E  |  E  |

E Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

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