Isle Of Innisfree chords & lyrics
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
Isle Of Innisfree by Orla Fallon
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 | 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
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
Right Handed Charts:
P.S. 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 more familiar with the piece.
Left Handed Charts: