Slieve Gallion Brae – lyrics and chords

The chords to Sliabh Gallion Brae are presented here in the key of C major. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys. The lyrics are full of sadness as it is about someone that has to leave Ireland and will never again see the places where they grew up.

 
C 
As I went a-
Em 
walking one  
F 
morning in  
C 
May
 
To  
Am 
view yon fair  
C 
valleys and  
Em 
mountains so  
C 
gay
 
I was  
Bb 
thinking 
 
 
F 
of those  
C 
flowers all  
Am 
doomed to de
F 
cay
 
That  
C 
bloom 
 
a
G 
round the  
C 
bonny 
 
 
F 
bonny 
 
 
G 
Sliabh 
 
 
G7 
Gallion 
 
 
C 
Brae.

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How oft in the morning with my dog and my gun
I roamed through the glens for joy and for fun
But those days are all over and I must go away
So farewell unto ye bonny bonny Sliabh Gallion Brae.

How oft in the evening with the sun in the west
I roved hand in hand with the one I love best
But the hopes of youth are vanished and now I’m far away
So farewell unto ye bonny bonny Sliabh Gallion Brae.

It was not for the want of employment at home
That caused us poor exiles in sorrow to roam
But those tyrannising landlords they would not let us stay
So farewell to ye bonny bonny Sliabh Gallion Brae.

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[C]As I went a-[Em]walking one [F]morning in [C]May
To [Am]view yon fair [C]valleys and [Em]mountains so [C]gay
I was [Bb]thinking [F]of those [C]flowers all [Am]doomed to de[F]cay
That [C]bloom a[G]round the [C]bonny [F]bonny [G]Sliabh [G7]Gallion [C]Brae.

How oft in the morning with my dog and my gun
I roamed through the glens for joy and for fun
But those days are all over and I must go away
So farewell unto ye bonny bonny Sliabh Gallion Brae.

How oft in the evening with the sun in the west
I roved hand in hand with the one I love best
But the hopes of youth are vanished and now I’m far away
So farewell unto ye bonny bonny Sliabh Gallion Brae.

It was not for the want of employment at home
That caused us poor exiles in sorrow to roam
But those tyrannising landlords they would not let us stay
So farewell to ye bonny bonny Sliabh Gallion Brae.

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Sliabh Gallion Brae lyrics and chords

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