The Hills of Donegal – lyrics and chords

The chords to The Hills of Donegal presented here in the key of D major. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys. The lyrics are about a man looking back fondly at the beauty of his native Donegal, having being forced to emigrate from Ireland.

 
D 
Oh, night and day I’m dreaming of the Hills of  
G 
Done
D 
gal
 
The  
G 
heather on the  
D 
hillside and the  
Bm 
sunshine over  
A 
all
 
And it’s  
F#m 
westward I’d be  
Bm 
going 
 
a
A 
cross the ocean  
D 
blue
 
To  
Dm 
wake 
 
a
E7 
gain the  
A 
happy hours that  
E7 
long ago I  
A7 
knew.
 
That  
F#m 
long 
 
a
E7 
go I  
A7 
knew!
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Oh  
D 
Hills 
 
 
G 
of 
 
Done
D 
gal, to me you ever call
 
In  
F#m 
ev’rywind that  
A 
wanders o’er the wide and  
E7 
lonely 
 
 
A7 
sea
 
And  
D 
please God, if  
G 
He so wills, soon I’ll see my  
D 
Irish 
 
hills
 
The Hills of  
Bm 
Donegal so  
D 
dear 
 
 
A7 
to 
 
 
D 
me.

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I mind the laughing valleys that look up at dawn of day
To watch the dawn light creeping o’er the rugged crests of grey
And I mind the linnets trilling when the dark clouds lift and go
And the grey hills send the sunshine to the waiting hearts below
To the waiting hearts below.

Chorus

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[D]Oh, night and day I’m dreaming of the Hills of [G]Done[D]gal
The [G]heather on the [D]hillside and the [Bm]sunshine over [A]all
And it’s [F#m]westward I’d be [Bm]going a[A]cross the ocean [D]blue
To [Dm]wake a[E7]gain the [A]happy hours that [E7]long ago I [A7]knew.
That [F#m]long a[E7]go I [A7]knew!

Chorus

Oh [D]Hills [G]of Done[D]gal, to me you ever call
In [F#m]ev’ry wind that [A]wanders o’er the wide and [E7]lonely [A7]sea
And [D]please God, if [G]He so wills, soon I’ll see my [D]Irish hills
The Hills of [Bm]Donegal so [D]dear [A7]to [D]me.

I mind the laughing valleys that look up at dawn of day
To watch the dawn light creeping o’er the rugged crests of grey
And I mind the linnets trilling when the dark clouds lift and go
And the grey hills send the sunshine to the waiting hearts below
To the waiting hearts below.

Chorus

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