Raglan Road chords

by Sinead O'Connor

  • Raglan Road was written as a poem by Patrick Kavanagh. He presented the poem to Luke Kelly from The Dubliners who set it to the Traditional Irish Air - Le Fianne Gael An Lae, which translates to The Dawning of the Day.
  • Featured Artist: Sinead O'Connor - Irish singer-songwriter.
  • Music: Key of A Major in 3/4 time played freely
  • Chords A, Asus4, C#m, D, E, Esus4, F#m
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
A Major Asus4 C#m D Major E Major Esus4 F#m
A Major Asus4 C#m D Major E Major Esus4 F#m

Raglan Road

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
      A       C#m         A       D
1. On Rag-lan Road, on an aut-umn day,
     A       Esus4     Asus4    A 
   I saw her first and knew  |     |
        D                    A       F#m
   That her dark hair, would weave a snare,
        C#m     F#m     Esus4    E 
   That I might one day rue   |     |
     D       C#m      F#m
   I saw the dan-ger, yet I walked,
     C#m         F#m      Esus4    E
   A-long the en-chant-ed way   |     |
         A        C#m         A       D 
   And I said Let grief, be a fal-len leaf
          F#m      Esus4  Asus4    A
   at the dawn-ing of the day'  |     | 

  [Missing Verse:] 
      A        C#m        A          D
2. On Graf-ton Street, in Nov - em - ber,
               C#m        Esus4    Asus4     A 
   We trip-ped light-ly a-long the ledge  |     | 
        D                   A      F#m
   Of a deep rav-ine, where can be seen,
       C#m      F#m        Esus4     E 
   The worst of pas-sion's pledge |     |
       D                      C#m     F#m
   The Queen of Hearts, still mak-ing tarts,
       C#m      F#m     Esus4    E
   And I... not mak-ing hay   |     | 
         A         C#m     A        D 
   Oh, I loved too much by such and such,
      F#m         Esus4    Asus4    A
   Is hap-pi-ness thrown a-way   |     |   
 
     A        C#m          A      
3. I gave her gifts of the mind,
     D            C#m     Esus4        Asus4     A 
   I gave her the se-cret signs that's known  |     | 
          D                  A         F#m
   To the art-ists, who have known the true
   C#m     F#m       Esus4     E 
   Gods of sound and stone  |     | 
       D                C#m     F#m
   And word and tint, I did not stint,
     C#m      F#m       Esus4    E
   I gave her po-ems to say   |     | 
             A       C#m        A            D 
   With her own name there, and her own dark hair,
        F#m          Esus4    Asus4    A
   Like clouds o-ver fields of May  |     | 

            D           A    F#m   C#m    F#m    Esus4    E
Instr: ||:     |  %  |     |     |     |       |       |     :||
       
            A    C#m    A     D    F#m   Esus4   Asus4    A
        |      |     |     |     |     |       |       |      |
 
        A                   C#m        D                        
3. On a quiet street, where old ghosts meet,
     A       Esus4    Asus4    A 
   I see her walk-ing now.  |     | 
     D              A        F#m
   A-way from me so hur-ried-ly,
      C#m     F#m     Esus4   E 
   My rea-son must al-low  |     | 
        D                C#m  F#m
   That I had loved, not as I should,
     C#m       F#m     Esus4    E
   A creat-ure made of clay  |     | 
             A     C#m       A
   When the an-gel woos, the clay
        D         F#m          Esus4  E   A
   He'd lose, his wings at the dawn   of  day...

Sinead O'Connor
Sinead O'Connor

Born Sinéad Marie Bernadette O'Connor on December 8, 1966 (age 56) in Glenageary, County Dublin, Ireland

AKA: Magda Davitt Shuhada Sadaqat

Music Styles: Alternative rock, pop rock, folk rock

Profession: Singer, songwriter, musician, and former priest

Instruments: Voice, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, percussion, low whistle

Active Years: 1986–present

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