Brian O’Linn lyrics and chords

The chords to Brian O’Lynn are presented here in the key of G Major. The lyrics tell the tale of a man who is hard on his luck but continues to see the bright side of any situation.

Use our chord converter to plays the song in other keys.

G 
Brian O’ Linn had no breeches to wear
 
He got him a sheepskin to make him a  
D7 
pair
 
With the  
F 
fleshy side  
C 
out and the  
G 
woolly side  
D7 
in
 
“They’ll be  
G 
pleasant and  
C 
cool.” says  
D7 
Brian 
 
O'
G 
Linn

Brian O’Linn
Videos

 

Click here for print version

Chord Converter
guitar
Our chord converter enables you to play this song in any key.

Brian O’Linn had no shirt on his back
He went to a neighbour’s and borrowed a sack
Then he puckered the mealbag in under his chin
‘Sure they’ll take them for ruffles’ says Brian O’Linn

Brian O’Linn was hard up for a coat
So he borrowed a skin of a neighbouring goat
With the horns sticking out from his oxters and then
‘Sure they’ll take them for pistols’ says Brian O’Linn

Brian O’Linn had no hat to put on,
So he got an old beaver to make him a one
There was none of the crown left and less of the brim
“Sure there’s fine ventilation” said Brian O’Linn

Brian O’Linn to his house had no door
He’d the sky for a roof and the bog for a floor
He’d a way to jump out and a way to swim in
“’Tis a fine habitation” said Brian O’Linn

Brian O’Linn went a-courting one night
He set both the mother and daughter to fight
To fight for his hand they both stripped to the skin
‘Sure I’ll marry you both’ says Brian O’Linn

Brian O’Linn and his wife and wife’s mother
Were all going home o’er the bridge together
The bridge it broke down and they all tumbled in
‘We’ll go home by water’ says Brian O’Linn

Brian O’Linn and his wife and wife’s mother
They all lay down in the one bed together
The night it was cold and the blankets were thin
‘Sure I’ll sleep in the middle,’ said Brian O’Linn

Brian O’Linn
Videos
Lyrics and Chords

Brian O’Linn print version

[G]Brian O’ Linn had no breeches to wear
He got him a sheepskin to make him a [D7]pair
With the [F]fleshy side [C]out and the [G]woolly side [D7]in
“They’ll be [G]pleasant and [C]cool.” says [D7]Brian O'[G]Linn

Brian O’Linn had no shirt on his back
He went to a neighbour’s and borrowed a sack
Then he puckered the mealbag in under his chin
‘Sure they’ll take them for ruffles’ says Brian O’Linn

Brian O’Linn was hard up for a coat
So he borrowed a skin of a neighbouring goat
With the horns sticking out from his oxters and then
‘Sure they’ll take them for pistols’ says Brian O’Linn

Brian O’Linn had no hat to put on,
So he got an old beaver to make him a one
There was none of the crown left and less of the brim
“Sure there’s fine ventilation” said Brian O’Linn

Brian O’Linn to his house had no door
He’d the sky for a roof and the bog for a floor
He’d a way to jump out and a way to swim in
“’Tis a fine habitation” said Brian O’Linn

Brian O’Linn went a-courting one night
He set both the mother and daughter to fight
To fight for his hand they both stripped to the skin
‘Sure I’ll marry you both’ says Brian O’Linn

Brian O’Linn and his wife and wife’s mother
Were all going home o’er the bridge together
The bridge it broke down and they all tumbled in
‘We’ll go home by water’ says Brian O’Linn

Brian O’Linn and his wife and wife’s mother
They all lay down in the one bed together
The night it was cold and the blankets were thin
‘Sure I’ll sleep in the middle,’ said Brian O’Linn

Brian O’Linn
Videos
Lyrics and Chords

Did you know?


Fans of Game of Thrones can soon visit some of the key filming locations in Northern Ireland, in a move that will provide a huge tourism boost for the area. Find out more.

Have you heard about…

A two-minute film from showcases Irish dancing in all its glory. It sees Cork trio Kieran Hardiman, Alan Kenefick and Ciaran Plummer performing their perfectly choreographed routine around the grounds of University College Cork. Find out more.

What about this…

Female Irish warrior Grainne Ni Mhaile, or Grace O’Malley is one of the most colourful characters in Irish history. Born around 1530, she was a Pirate Queen and became a constant thorn in the side of British Queen Elizabeth I. Find out more.

Personalised framed prints

Illuminated Letters

Stunning Illuminated Letters based on the ancient Book of Kells

Copy Protected by Chetan's WP-Copyprotect.