Song for Ireland lyrics and chords

The chords to Song for Ireland are presented here in the key of C Major.

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[chordsandlyrics]
[C]Walking all the [G7]day
Near [Dm]tall towers where [G7]falcons build their [C]nests
Silver winged they [G7]fly
For they [Dm]know the call of [G7]freedom in their [C]breasts
[F]Saw Black Head [Em]against the sky
Where [C]twisted rocks they run [Am]down to the [G7]sea

When [F]living on your [C]Western [Am]shore
Saw [C]summer sunsets, I [G7]asked for more
I [F]stood by your At[Am]lantic [G7]Sea
And [Dm]sang a [Am]song for [F]Ir[G7]e[C]land[/chordsandlyrics]

Drinking all the day
In old pubs where fiddlers love to play
Saw one touch the bow
He played a reel that seemed so grand and gay
I stood on Dingle beach and cast
In the wild foam we found Atlantic bass

Talking all the day
With true friends who try to make you stay
Telling jokes and news
And singing songs to while the time away
We watched the Galway salmon run
Like silver darting, dancing in the sun

Dreaming in the night I saw a land
Where no man had to fight
And waking in your dawn
I saw you crying in the morning light
Lying where the falcons fly
They twist and turn all in your air blue sky
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The lyrics and the melody to Song for Ireland were written by Phil and June Colclough after a holiday on the Dingle Peninsula and in the Galway Bay area of Ireland.

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[C]Walking all the [G7]day
Near [Dm]tall towers where [G7]falcons build their [C]nests
Silver winged they [G7]fly
For they [Dm]know the call of [G7]freedom in their [C]breasts
[F]Saw Black Head [Em]against the sky
Where [C]twisted rocks they run [Am]down to the [G7]sea

When [F]living on your [C]Western [Am]shore
Saw [C]summer sunsets, I [G7]asked for more
I [F]stood by your At[Am]lantic [G7]Sea
And [Dm]sang a [Am]song for [F]Ir[G7]e[C]land

Drinking all the day
In old pubs where fiddlers love to play
Saw one touch the bow
He played a reel that seemed so grand and gay
I stood on Dingle beach and cast
In the wild foam we found Atlantic bass

Talking all the day
With true friends who try to make you stay
Telling jokes and news
And singing songs to while the time away
We watched the Galway salmon run
Like silver darting, dancing in the sun

Dreaming in the night I saw a land
Where no man had to fight
And waking in your dawn
I saw you crying in the morning light
Lying where the falcons fly
They twist and turn all in your air blue sky

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