Slievenamon – lyrics and chords

The chords to Slievenamon are presented in the key of E. The lyrics were written by Charles J. Kickham and is about a man who is longing for his love in Slievenamon.

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E 
Alone all alone by the wave-
E7 
washed 
 
 
A 
strand
 
All a
B7 
lone in a crowded  
E 
hall
 
The hall it is gay and the waves  
E7 
they are  
A 
grand
 
But my  
B7 
heart is not here at  
E 
all
 
It  
B7 
flies far away by  
E 
night and by  
C#m 
day
 
To the  
F# 
time and the joys that are  
B7 
gone
 
And I  
E 
never can forget the sweet mai
E7 
den I  
A 
met
 
In the
B7 
valley near Slievena
E 
mon

It was not the grace of her queenly air
Nor her cheek of the rose’s glow
Nor her soft black eyes, not her flowing hair
Nor was it her lily-white brow
‘Twas the soul of truth and of melting ruth
And the smile of summer’s dawn
That stole my heart away one mild summer day
In the valley near Slievenamon.

In the festive hall, by the star-watched shore
My restless spirit cries
My love oh my love shall I ne’er see you more
And my land will you ever uprise
By night and by day I ever ever pray
While lonely my life flows on
To our flag unrolled and my true love to enfold
In the valley near Slievenamon.

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[E]Alone all alone by the wave-[E7]washed [A]strand
All a[B7]lone in a crowded [E]hall
The hall it is gay and the waves [E7]they are [A]grand
But my [B7]heart is not here at [E]all

It [B7]flies far away by [E]night and by [C#m]day
To the [F#]time and the joys that are [B7]gone
And I [E]never can forget the sweet mai[E7]den I [A]met
In the[B7] valley near Slievena[E]mon

It was not the grace of her queenly air
Nor her cheek of the rose’s glow
Nor her soft black eyes, not her flowing hair
Nor was it her lily-white brow
‘Twas the soul of truth and of melting ruth
And the smile of summer’s dawn
That stole my heart away one mild summer day
In the valley near Slievenamon.

In the festive hall, by the star-watched shore
My restless spirit cries
My love oh my love shall I ne’er see you more
And my land will you ever uprise
By night and by day I ever ever pray
While lonely my life flows on
To our flag unrolled and my true love to enfold
In the valley near Slievenamon.

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