A Nation Once Again chords

by The Wolfe Tones

  • A Nation Once Again is an Irish Rebel song written by Thomas Osborne Davis in the early mid 1840s. He was the founder of an Irish Movement called Young Ireland which aimed to gain independance from British rule.
  • This cover by The Wolfe Tones is featured on the album, Let The People Sing.
  • Music: Key of Ab Major in 4/4 time at 104 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: Ab, Bbm, C7, Db, Eb, Fm
  • Easier in G major: Ideal for beginners
  • Chords in G Major: G, Am, B7, C, D, D7, Em
Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note
G Major Am B7 C Major D Major D7 Em
G Major Am B7 C Major D Major D7 Em

A Nation Once Again

Capo on 1st fret if playing with the video

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
               G
Intro: 4/4 ||     |  𝄎  ||

        G                   Em
1. When boy-hood's fire was in my blood
     C       D7       G 
   I read of an-cient free-men
       G                   Em      
   For Greece and Rome who brave-ly stood
         C        Am      D7
   Three hun-dred men and three men
       D                D7
   And there I prayed I yet might see
       C        Am      B7
   Our fet-ters rent in twain
       C                G         D7   
   And Ire-land, long a pro-vince be
     G       D      G
   A na-tion once a-gain

      G              C
CH: A na-tion once a-gain
      C              D
    A na-tion once a-gain
        G                C         D
    And Ire-land, long a pro-vince be
      G       D      G
    A na-tion once a-gain

      G                    Em
2. It whis-per'd too, that free-dom's ark
       C        D7        G
   And ser-vice high and ho-ly
         G               Em      
   Would be pre-pared by feel-ings dark
       C        Am      D7
   And pas-sion vain or low-ly
       D                   D7
   For free-dom comes from God's right hand
       C       Am     B7
   And needs a god-ly train
       C                   G        D7   
   And righ-teous men must make our land
     G       D      G
   A na-tion once a-gain

      G              C
CH: A na-tion once a-gain
      C              D
    A na-tion once a-gain
        G                C         D
    And Ire-land, long a pro-vince be
      G       D      G
    A na-tion once a-gain

      G              Em
3. So as I grew from boy to man
     C       D7      G
   I bent me to that bid-ding
      G               Em      
   My spi-rit of each sel-fish plan
       C     Am       D7
   And cruel pas-sion rid-ding
       D                 D7
   For thus I hoped some day to aid
       C        Am      B7
   Oh, can such hope be vain
        C                G         D7   
   When my dear count-ry should be made
     G       D      G
   A na-tion once a-gain

      G              C
CH: A na-tion once a-gain
      C       Am     D
    A na-tion once a-gain
        G                C         D
    And Ire-land, long a pro-vince be
      G       D      G
    A na-tion once a-gain

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