Four Green Fields – lyrics and chords

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The lyrics to Four Green Fields are about a woman that lost her sons in battle. The chords are presented here in the key of G major. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys.

 
G 
’What 
 
 
D 
did I  
G 
have?’ said the  
C 
fine 
 
 
Am 
old 
 
 
G 
woman
 
‘What  
D 
did I  
G 
have?’ this  
C 
proud old  
Am 
woman did  
D-D7 
say
 
‘I had  
G 
four 
 
 
D 
green 
 
 
Em 
fields 
 
 
G 
each one  
C 
was a  
D 
jewel
 
But  
G 
stran
D 
gers 
 
 
Em 
came and  
C 
tried to take them from  
D 
me
 
I had  
G 
fine 
 
 
D7 
strong 
 
 
G 
sons they fought to  
C 
save my  
D7 
jewels
 
They  
C 
fought and  
G 
died and that was my  
D7 
grief’ said  
G 
she.

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Long time ago, said the fine old woman
Long time ago, this fine old woman did say
There was war and death, plundering and pillage
My children starved by mountain, valley and sea
And their wailing cries, they shook the very heavens
My four green fields ran red with their blood, said she.

What have I now, said the fine old woman
What have I now, this proud old woman did say
I have four green fields, one of them’s in bondage
In strangers hands that tried to take it from me
But my sons have sons as brave as were their fathers
My fourth green field will bloom again, said she.

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[G]’What [D]did I [G]have?’ said the [C]fine [Am]old [G]woman
‘What [D]did I [G]have?’ this [C]proud old [Am]woman did [D-D7]say
‘I had [G]four [D]green [Em]fields [G]each one [C]was a [D]jewel
But [G]stran[D]gers [Em]came and [C]tried to take them from [D]me
I had [G]fine [D7]strong [G]sons they fought to [C]save my [D7]jewels
They [C]fought and [G]died and that was my [D7]grief’ said [G]she.

Long time ago, said the fine old woman
Long time ago, this fine old woman did say
There was war and death, plundering and pillage
My children starved by mountain, valley and sea
And their wailing cries, they shook the very heavens
My four green fields ran red with their blood, said she.

What have I now, said the fine old woman
What have I now, this proud old woman did say
I have four green fields, one of them’s in bondage
In strangers hands that tried to take it from me
But my sons have sons as brave as were their fathers
My fourth green field will bloom again, said she.

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