The Bold Fenian Men – lyrics and chords

The chords to The Bold Fenian Men is presented in the key of G. The lyrics were written by Michael Scanlan and are an ode to the rebels who fought for Irish freedom.

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G 
Oh see who comes  
Em 
over the  
C 
red blossomed  
D7 
heather
 
Their  
G 
green banners  
D7 
kissing the  
C 
pure mountain  
D7 
air,
 
Heads er
G 
ect, eyes to  
Em 
front, stepping  
C 
proudly 
 
to
D7 
gether,
G 
Freedom sits  
D7 
throned on each  
C 
proud spirit  
G 
there,
 
While down the hills  
D7 
twining, their  
Em 
blessed steel  
D7 
shining,
 
Like  
G 
rivers of  
D7 
beauty they  
Em 
flow thro’ each  
D7 
glen,
 
From  
G 
mountain and  
Em 
valley ’tis  
D7 
Liberty’s rally –
G 
Out and make  
C 
way for the  
D7 
Bold Fenian  
G 
Men!

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We’ve men from the Nore, from the Suir and the Shannon
Let tyrants come forth, we’ll bring force against force
Our pen is the sword and our voice is the cannon
Rifle for rifle and horse against horse
We’ve made the false Saxon yield many a red battlefield
God on our side, we will triumph again;
Oh pay them back woe for woe, give them back blow for blow
Out and make way for the bold Fenian Men

Side by side for the cause have our forefathers battled
Where our hills never echo’d the tread of a slave
On many green hills where the leaden hail rattled
Through the red gap of glory they marched to their grave
And those who inherit their name and their spirit
Will march ‘neath the banners of Liberty then
And all who love Saxon law, native or Sassenach
Out and make way for the bold Fenian Men

Our prayer and our tears have been scoffed and derided
They’ve set out God’s sunlight from spirit and mind
Our foes were united and we were divided
We met and they scattered us all to the wind
But once more returning, within our veins burning
The fires that illuminate dark Aherlow glen
We raise the old cry anew, slogan of Con and Hugh
Out and make way for the bold Fenian Men

 

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The Bold Fenian Men print version

[G]Oh see who comes [Em]over the [C]red blossomed [D7]heather
Their [G]green banners [D7]kissing the [C]pure mountain [D7]air,
Heads er[G]ect, eyes to [Em]front, stepping [C]proudly to[D7]gether,
[G]Freedom sits [D7]throned on each [C]proud spirit [G]there,
While down the hills [D7]twining, their [Em]blessed steel [D7]shining,
Like [G]rivers of [D7]beauty they [Em]flow thro’ each [D7]glen,
From [G]mountain and [Em]valley ’tis [D7]Liberty’s rally –
[G]Out and make [C]way for the [D7]Bold Fenian [G]Men!

 

We’ve men from the Nore, from the Suir and the Shannon
Let tyrants come forth, we’ll bring force against force
Our pen is the sword and our voice is the cannon
Rifle for rifle and horse against horse
We’ve made the false Saxon yield many a red battlefield
God on our side, we will triumph again;
Oh pay them back woe for woe, give them back blow for blow
Out and make way for the bold Fenian Men

Side by side for the cause have our forefathers battled
Where our hills never echo’d the tread of a slave
On many green hills where the leaden hail rattled
Through the red gap of glory they marched to their grave
And those who inherit their name and their spirit
Will march ‘neath the banners of Liberty then
And all who love Saxon law, native or Sassenach
Out and make way for the bold Fenian Men

Our prayer and our tears have been scoffed and derided
They’ve set out God’s sunlight from spirit and mind
Our foes were united and we were divided
We met and they scattered us all to the wind
But once more returning, within our veins burning
The fires that illuminate dark Aherlow glen
We raise the old cry anew, slogan of Con and Hugh
Out and make way for the bold Fenian Men

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