The Hills of Connemara – lyrics and chords

The lyrics to The Hills of Connemara tell the story of some men on the run from the authorities. The chords are presented here in the key C major. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys.

 
C 
Gather up the pots and the  
F 
old tin  
C 
can
 
The mash, the  
Em 
corn, the  
F 
barley and the  
G7 
bran
 
C 
Run like the  
C7 
devil from the  
F 
excise 
 
 
C 
man
 
Keep the smoke from rising  
G7 
Bar
C 
ney.

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Keep your eyes well peeled today
The tall, tall men are on their way
Searching for the mountain tay
In the Hills of Connemara.

Swing to the left and swing to the right
The excise men will dance all night
Drinking up the tay till the broad daylight
In the Hills of Connemara.

A gallon for the butcher, a quart for Tom
A bottle for poor old Father Tom
To help the poor old dear along
In the Hills of Connemara.

Stand your ground, it is too late
The excise men are at the gate
Glory be to Paddy, but they’re drinking it nate
In the Hills of Connemara.

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[C]Gather up the pots and the [F]old tin [C]can
The mash, the [Em]corn, the [F]barley and the [G7]bran
[C]Run like the [C7]devil from the [F]excise [C]man
Keep the smoke from rising [G7]Bar[C]ney.

Keep your eyes well peeled today
The tall, tall men are on their way
Searching for the mountain tay
In the Hills of Connemara.

Swing to the left and swing to the right
The excise men will dance all night
Drinking up the tay till the broad daylight
In the Hills of Connemara.

A gallon for the butcher, a quart for Tom
A bottle for poor old Father Tom
To help the poor old dear along
In the Hills of Connemara.

Stand your ground, it is too late
The excise men are at the gate
Glory be to Paddy, but they’re drinking it nate
In the Hills of Connemara.

The Hills of Connemara videos
The Hills of Connemara lyrics and chords

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