She Lived Beside the Anner – lyrics and chords

The chords to She Lived Beside the Anner presented here in the key of E major. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys. The lyrics are about a woman that left Ireland and she is thinking back of the family she left behind.

 
E 
She lived be
B7 
side the  
E 
Anner
 
 
At the  
B7 
foot of  
A 
Slievena
E 
mon
 
A gentle Irish col
Bm 
leen
 
With  
A 
mild eyes like  
D 
the 
 
 
E 
dawn.
 
Her lips were dewy  
E7 
rosebuds
 
Her  
A 
teeth were  
Bm 
pearls 
 
 
E 
rare
 
And a snowdrift ‘neath a beech-en  
 
bough
 
Her  
B7 
neck and  
A 
nut brown  
E 
hair.

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How pleasant ’twas to see her
On a Sunday when the bell
Was filling with its mellow tones
Lone wood and grassy dell.
And when at eve young maidens
Strayed the river banks along
The widow’s brown-haired daughter
Was the loveliest of the throng.

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O brave, brave Irish girls!
We well may call you brave
Sure the least of all your perils
Is the stormy ocean wave.
When you leave your quiet valleys
And cross the Atlantic foam
To hoard your hard won earnings
For helpless ones at home.

Write word to my own dear mother
Say we’ll meet with God above
And tell my little brothers
I send them all my love.
May angels ever guard them
Is their sister’s dying prayer
And folded in the letter was
A braid of nut brown hair.

Ah! Cold and well nigh callous
This weary heart has grown
For thy helpless fate, dear Ireland
And for sorrows of my own.
Yet a tear my eye will moisten
When by the Anner side I stray
For the lilly of the mountain foot
That withered far away.

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[E]She lived be[B7]side the [E]Anner
[(F#m)]At the [B7]foot of [A]Slievena[E]mon
A gentle Irish col[Bm]leen
With [A]mild eyes like [D]the [E]dawn.
Her lips were dewy [E7]rosebuds
Her [A]teeth were [Bm]pearls [E]rare
And a snowdrift ‘neath a beech-en [(F#m)]bough
Her [B7]neck and [A]nut brown [E]hair.

How pleasant ’twas to see her
On a Sunday when the bell
Was filling with its mellow tones
Lone wood and grassy dell.
And when at eve young maidens
Strayed the river banks along
The widow’s brown-haired daughter
Was the loveliest of the throng.

O brave, brave Irish girls!
We well may call you brave
Sure the least of all your perils
Is the stormy ocean wave.
When you leave your quiet valleys
And cross the Atlantic foam
To hoard your hard won earnings
For helpless ones at home.

Write word to my own dear mother
Say we’ll meet with God above
And tell my little brothers
I send them all my love.
May angels ever guard them
Is their sister’s dying prayer
And folded in the letter was
A braid of nut brown hair.

Ah! Cold and well nigh callous
This weary heart has grown
For thy helpless fate, dear Ireland
And for sorrows of my own.
Yet a tear my eye will moisten
When by the Anner side I stray
For the lilly of the mountain foot
That withered far away.

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She Lived Beside the Anner lyrics and chords

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