Isle Of Innisfree chords

by Orla Fallon
  • Isle Of Innisfree was written by Dick Farrelly, an Irish songwriter, policeman and poet born Feruary 17, 1916 in Kells, County Meath, Ireland. The song was first published in 1950.
  • This version by Orla Fallon is featured on her album My Land.
  • Music: G Major in 4/4 time at ~ 68 bpm (𝅗𝅥)
  • Chords: G, C, Am, D, D7, A, G7
Chart Legend
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
C Major G Major D Major Am G7 D7 A Major
C Major G Major D Major Am G7 D7 A Major

Isle Of Innisfree

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
Intro: Harp

  G                                  C           Am
1. I've met some folk who say I am a dream-er |      |
               D             D7                 G
   And I've no doubt there's truth in what they say
              G                     C           Am
   But sure a bod-ies bound to be a dream-er |      |
                D         D7              G
   When all the things he loves are far a-way

                 G                         C         Am
2. And prec-ious things are dreams unto an e-xile |      |
                 D        D7               G
   They take him o'er the land a-cross the sea
                G                        C         Am
   Es-pec-ially when it hap-pens he's an e-xile |      |
                  D       D7             G       G7
   From that dear lov-ely Isle of In-nis-free |      |

                C                            G
   And when the moon-light peeps a-cross the roof tops
                 A                      D     D7
   Of this great ci-ty wond-rous tho it be |      |
               G                       C            Am
   I scarc-ely feel its won-der or its laugh-ter |      |
              D         D7             G
   I'm once a-gain back home in In-nis-free

         G            C                       G      
   |            |           |     𝄎     |           |

  G                                           C           Am
3. I wan-der o'er green hills through dream-y val-leys |      |
              D        D7                G
   And find a peace no oth-er land would know
              G                         C          Am 
   I hear the birds make mu-sic fit for an-gels |      |
                 D       D7                G
   And watch the ri-vers laugh-ing as they flow

  G                                 C          Am 
4. And then in-to a humb-le shack I wan-der |      |
               D        D7           G
   My dear old home and tend-erly be-hold
               G                          C            Am
   The folks I love a-round the turf fire gath-ered |      |
              D          D7          G       G7
   On bend-ed knee their Ros-a-ry is told |      |

                    C                              G
   But dreams don't last though dreams are not for-got-ten
                A                     D     D7
   And soon I'm back to stern re-a-li-ty |      |
                   G                             C            Am
   But though they pave the foot-paths here with gold dust |      |
                 D         D7             G
   I still would choose my Isle of In-nis-free

Please Note: You may find it a little difficult to strum along with Orla and her harp. Just try playing down-strokes with every chord change till you become familiar with the piece.

Orla Fallon

Orla Fallon

Born: Órlagh Fallon on 24th August 1974 in 24 August 1974 in Knockananna, County Wicklow, Ireland

Active Years: 1984 - present

Instruments: Vocals, Harp

Music Styles: Celtic, Adult contemporary, New Age

Associations: Anúna, Celtic Woman, The Duggans, Moya Brennan, Jim Brickman

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