Only Our Rivers Run Free chords & lyrics
by Christy Moore
- Only Our Rivers Run Free was written by Mickey MacConnell from Bellanaleck in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland - 1973.
- This cover by Christy Moore is from the album Time Has Come.
- Music: Key of C Major in 3/4 time at ~102 bpm (♩)
- Chords: C, G, F, Am, Em
Only Our Rivers Run Free by Christy Moore
C G C 1. When ap-ples still grow in No-vem-ber F C G When Blos-soms still bloom from each tree F C When leaves are still green in De-cem-ber G Am It's then that our land will be free F C I wan-der her hills and val-leys F Em And still through my sor-row I see F C A land that has never known free-dom G Am On-ly her ri-vers run free F G C 2. I drink to the death of her man-hood F C G Those men who would ra-ther have died F C Than to live in the cold chains of bon-dage G Am To bring back their rights were de-nied F C Where are you now when we need you F Em What burns where the flame used to be F C Are ye gone like the snows of last win-ter G Am Will on-ly our ri-vers run free? F G C 3. How sweet is life but we're cry-ing F C G How mel-low the wine that were dry F C How fra-grant the rose but it's dy-ing G Am How gen-tle the wind but it sighs F C What good is in youth when it's age-ing F Em What joy is in eyes that can't see F C When there's sor-row in sun-shine and flow-ers G Am And on-ly our ri-vers run free
Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
White Numbered Circles: Optional Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note
Left Handed Charts:
Born: Christopher Andrew Moore on the 7th May 1945 in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland
Occupation: Musician, songwriter
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, bodhrán
Active Years: 1969 – present
Music Styles: Folk, Traditional Irish, Pop
Only Our Rivers Run Free by Christy Moore is featured on the album Time Has Come.