THE GHOSTS OF THE REBELS 4/4
This song is an Irish version of the great Scottish ballad ‘The Ghosts of Culloden’ and - just as the
original - it is dedicated to brave men who fought and died for the freedom of their native country.
Changes to the original song and additional first verse by Marc Patrick Fahrbach.
Can you [D]hear them, [G]can you [D]see them
Marching proudly up [Em]Vinegar
[G]Hear the [D]wind roar, [G]hear the [D]guns of yore,
Tell me [G]can you [D]see them, the [A7]ghosts of the
From their [D]homes and glen – U[G]nited [D]Irishmen
Gathered here on this hill in [Em]loyal[A]ty
[G]Watch them [D]stand so keen, [G]round their [D]flag of green,
They [G]faced the [D]Saxon foe to [A7]set old Ireland [D]free
Many [D]bravely fought and [G]sadly [D]they were slain,
But they died with such pride [Em]and digni[A]ty,
[G]lives were [D]not in vain, we [G]still re[D]member them,
They [G]fought to [D]save their land, and [A7]died for liber[D]ty.
Thru the [D]mist you'll hear - the [G]dreadful [D]sounds of fray,
Listen carefully - you'll hear
the [Em]mournful [A]cry,
[G]Swords and [D]bayonets crash - as [G]man to [D]man they clash,
They [G]came to [D]fight
to live - and [A7]now they [D]die.
Chorus Scottish Lyrics And Chords