The Lambs on the Green Hills lyrics and chords

The chords to The lambs on the Green Hills are presented in the key of E. the lyrics tell the tale of a man who is heartbroken as his love is wed to another.


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E 
The lambs on the green hills they sport and they  
A 
play
 
And  
E 
many 
 
straw
 
berries grow  
 
round the salt  
 
B7sea
 
How  
E 
sad is my heart when my love is a
A 
way
 
How  
E 
many’s the  
B7 
ship sails the  
A 
ocean
E 

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The bride and bride’s party to church they did go
The bride she rode foremost she bears the best show
But I followed after with my heart full of woe
To see my love wed to another

The first place I saw her was in the church stand
Gold rings on her finger and her love by the hand
Says I ‘My wee lassie, I will be the man
Although you are wed to another.’

The next place I saw her was on the way home
I ran on before her, not knowing where to roam
Says I ‘My wee lassie, I’ll be by our side
Although you are wed to another.’

‘Stop, stop’ says the groomsman ‘Till I speak a word,
Will you venture your life on the point of my sword?
For courting so slowly you’ve lost this fair maid
So begone, for you’ll never enjoy her.’

Oh make now my grave both large, wide and deep
And sprinkle it over with flowers so sweet
And lay me down in it to take my last sleep
For that’s the best way to forget her

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[E]The lambs on the green hills they sport and they [A]play
And [E]many straw[(F#m)]berries grow [(C#m)]round the salt []B7sea
How [E]sad is my heart when my love is a[A]way
How [E]many’s the [B7]ship sails the [A]ocean[E]

The bride and bride’s party to church they did go
The bride she rode foremost she bears the best show
But I followed after with my heart full of woe
To see my love wed to another

The first place I saw her was in the church stand
Gold rings on her finger and her love by the hand
Says I ‘My wee lassie, I will be the man
Although you are wed to another.’

The next place I saw her was on the way home
I ran on before her, not knowing where to roam
Says I ‘My wee lassie, I’ll be by our side
Although you are wed to another.’

‘Stop, stop’ says the groomsman ‘Till I speak a word,
Will you venture your life on the point of my sword?
For courting so slowly you’ve lost this fair maid
So begone, for you’ll never enjoy her.’

Oh make now my grave both large, wide and deep
And sprinkle it over with flowers so sweet
And lay me down in it to take my last sleep
For that’s the best way to forget her

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