The Irish National Anthem chords
A Soldier's Song... Amhrán na bhFiann
- The Irish National Anthem is also referred to as A Soldier's Song.
- Music: Original Key Signature of B♭ Major in 4/4 time at ~ 102 bpm (♩)
- Song Chords: B♭, F, F7, E♭, C, C7, Dm, Gm
- Easier in G Major: No barre chords if you play Bm in the open position. Both versions are included in the charts below.
- Chords in G Major: G, D, D7, C, A, A7, Bm, Em
- Use the Transposer for all other keys.
Irish National Anthem - A Soldiers Song
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G D C G 1. We'll sing a song, a sol-dier's song C G D With cheer-ing rous-ing cho-rus G D C G As round our blaz-ing fires we throng D A D The star-ry hea-vens o'er us C D7 G Im-pa-tient for the com-ing fight D A7 D D7 And as we wait the morn-ing's light G D C Bm Here in the si-lence of the night G D7 G We'll chant a sol-dier's song G C G Chorus: Sol-diers are we__ Whose lives are pledged to Ire-land G Bm Em A D Some have come__ From a land be-yond the wave G C G Sworn to be free__ No more our an-cient sire land D A7 D Shall shel-ter the des-pot or the slave Am D7 G To-night we man the bear-na baoil D A7 D D7 In E-rin's cause, come woe or weal G D C A7 'Mid can-non's roar and ri-fles' peal G D7 G We'll chant a sol-dier's song G D C G 2. In val-ley green, on tow-er-ing crag C G D Our fa-thers fought be-fore us G D C G And con-quered 'neath the same old flag D A D That's proud-ly float-ing o'er us C D7 G We're child-ren of a fight-ing race D A7 D D7 That ne-ver yet has known dis-grace G D C Bm And as we march, the foe to face G D7 G We'll chant a sol-dier's song Chorus: G D C G 3. Sons of the Gael! Men of the Pale! C G D The long watched day is break-ing; G D C G The ser-ried ranks of In-is-fail D A D Shall set the Ty-rant quak-ing. C D7 G Our camp fires now are burn-ing low; D A7 D D7 See in the east a silv'-ry glow, G D C Bm Out yon-der waits the Sa-xon foe, G D7 G So chant a sol-dier's song. Chorus:
🗝 G Major
White Numbered Circles: Optional Notes / player preference only
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open X: Don't play string B: Bass Note
Right Handed Charts:
Left Handed Charts:
A Soldiers Song
English: A Soldier's Song
Irish: Amhran na bhFiann
Music: Patrick Heeney, 1907
English Lyrics: Peadar Kearney, 1907
Irish Lyrics: Liam Ó Rinn, 1923
Chorus: Designated for the Anthem
Officially adopted as the National Irish Anthem by the Executive Council on 2nd July, 1926
The song by The Davitts is featured on the album Celtic Anthems - includes other favourite Irish songs of Nationhood.