God Save Ireland – lyrics and chords

The lyrics to God Save Ireland are about the feeling across Ireland that they wanted to break away from the British rule. The chords are presented here in the key of A major. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys.

 
A 
High upon the gallows tree swung the  
D 
noble hearted  
A 
three
 
By the vengeful tyrant stricken in their  
E 
bloom
 
But they  
A 
met him face to face, with the  
D 
courage of the  
A 
race
 
And they went with souls un
E 
daunted to their  
A 
doom.
Chorus
 
A 
God save Ireland said the heroes
E 
God save Ireland said they  
E7 
all
 
Whether  
A 
on the scaffold high
 
Or the  
D 
battle field we  
A 
die
 
Oh no matter when for  
E 
Ireland dear we  
A 
fall.

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Girt around with cruel foes, still their courage proudly rose
For they thought of hearts that loved them far and near
Of the millions true and brave, o’er the ocean’s swelling wave
And the friends of holy Ireland ever dear.

Chorus

Climbed they up the rugged stair, rang their voices out in prayer
Then with England’s fatal cord around them cast
Close beside the gallows tree, kissed like brothers lovingly
True to home and faith and freedom to the last.

Chorus

Never till the latest day shall their memories pass away
O the gallant lives thus given for our land
But on the cause must go amid joy or weal or woe
Till we make our nation free and grand.

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God Save Ireland lyrics and chords

The Well Below the Valley lyrics and chords print version

[A]High upon the gallows tree swung the [D]noble hearted [A]three
By the vengeful tyrant stricken in their [E]bloom
But they [A]met him face to face, with the [D]courage of the [A]race
And they went with souls un[E]daunted to their [A]doom.

Chorus

[A]God save Ireland said the heroes
[E]God save Ireland said they [E7]all
Whether [A]on the scaffold high
Or the [D]battle field we [A]die
Oh no matter when for [E]Ireland dear we [A]fall.

Girt around with cruel foes, still their courage proudly rose
For they thought of hearts that loved them far and near
Of the millions true and brave, o’er the ocean’s swelling wave
And the friends of holy Ireland ever dear.

Chorus

Climbed they up the rugged stair, rang their voices out in prayer
Then with England’s fatal cord around them cast
Close beside the gallows tree, kissed like brothers lovingly
True to home and faith and freedom to the last.

Chorus

Never till the latest day shall their memories pass away
O the gallant lives thus given for our land
But on the cause must go amid joy or weal or woe
Till we make our nation free and grand.

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God Save Ireland lyrics and chords

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