Bold Robert Emmet lyrics and chords

The chords to Bold Robert Emmet are presented in the key of G. The lyrics tell the story of young nationalist activist Robert Emmet. Emmet emerged as an insurgent following the 1798 Rebellion. He was captured and killed in 1803 when he was aged 25.

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G 
The struggle is over, the  
C 
boys are de
G 
feated
 
Old Ireland’s surrounded with  
C 
sadness and  
D 
gloom
G 
We were betrayed and  
C 
shamefully 
 
 
G 
treated
 
And  
C 
I, Robert  
D 
Emmet, 
 
a
D7 
waiting my  
G 
doom

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Bold Robert Emmet, the darling of Erin
Bold Robert Emmet will die with a smile
Farewell companions, both loyal and daring
I’ll lay down my life for the Emerald Isle

Hung drawn and quartered sure that was my sentence
But soon I will show them no coward am I
My crime was the love of the land I was born
A hero I lived and a hero I’ll die

The barque lay at anchor awaiting to bring me
Over the billows to the land of the free
But I must see my sweetheart, I know she will cheer me
And with her I will sail over the sea

But I was arrested and cast into prison
Tried as a traitor, a rebel, a spy
But no one dare call me a knave or a coward
A hero I lived and a hero I’ll die

Hark the bell’s tolling, I well know it’s meaning
My poor heart tells me it is my death knell
In come the clergy the warder is leading
I have no friends here to bid me farewell

Goodbye old Ireland my parents and sweetheart
Companions in arms to forget you must try
I am proud of the honour it was only my duty
A hero I lived and a hero I’ll die

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[G]The struggle is over, the [C]boys are de[G]feated
Old Ireland’s surrounded with [C]sadness and [D]gloom
[G]We were betrayed and [C]shamefully [G]treated
And [C]I, Robert [D]Emmet, a[D7]waiting my [G]doom

Bold Robert Emmet, the darling of Erin
Bold Robert Emmet will die with a smile
Farewell companions, both loyal and daring
I’ll lay down my life for the Emerald Isle

Hung drawn and quartered sure that was my sentence
But soon I will show them no coward am I
My crime was the love of the land I was born
A hero I lived and a hero I’ll die

The barque lay at anchor awaiting to bring me
Over the billows to the land of the free
But I must see my sweetheart, I know she will cheer me
And with her I will sail over the sea

But I was arrested and cast into prison
Tried as a traitor, a rebel, a spy
But no one dare call me a knave or a coward
A hero I lived and a hero I’ll die

Hark the bell’s tolling, I well know it’s meaning
My poor heart tells me it is my death knell
In come the clergy the warder is leading
I have no friends here to bid me farewell

Goodbye old Ireland my parents and sweetheart
Companions in arms to forget you must try
I am proud of the honour it was only my duty
A hero I lived and a hero I’ll die

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