THE LEGEND 4/4
(Capo on 3rd fret)
I (G)went to see a (Bm)legend (C)just the (D)other (G)night
Down in Yankee (Em)Stadium, (C)underneath the (D)light.
And I (Em)heard a no man (Bm)speak there after (C)years and
(D)years in (G)jail.
His name it was Man(Em)dela and he (C)came to (D)tell his (G)tale.
Oh the (G)crowd they cheered him (Bm)loudly, ah, but (C)then
the (D)silence (G)fell
As he spoke of the (Em)hard years in a (C)South African (D)cell.
And al(Em)though he was (Bm)free now, his (C)heart was (D)feelin'
For his country and his (Em)people still (C)wore a(D)partheid’s
He (G)said he hoped that we would (Bm)join him as he (C)walked
down (D)freedom's (G)path,
And that these miles would be the (Em)hardest, but (C)they
would be the (D)last.
And to (Em)join our hands to(Bm)gether so that (C)we might
(D)be as (G)one,
Cry to fly ourselves to (Em)courage that this (C)battle (D)could
Well, I went (G)home that same (Bm)evening, I fell a(C)sleep
and (D)had a (G)dream.
I was standing in the (Em)pouring rain, in an (C)Irish field
And (Em)all around the (Bm)headstones of our (C)martyrs (D)from
I was standing there in (Em)silence, and they (C)spoke to (D)me
"Kevin (G)Barry is my (Bm)name, and I (C)died (D)in a hangman’s
Oh, they wanted the names of my (Em)comrades, but this (C)I
would not (D)do."
"And (Em)I am Roger (Bm)Casement, and I (C)died by (D)England’s
For bringing German (Em)rifles to the (C)lonely (D)Banna (G)Strand."
"James (G)Connolly is my (Bm)name. The working (C)people (D)were
When they shot me down in Kil(Em)mainham Jail it (C)brough
great civil (D)strife."
"And (Em)I am Padraic (Bm)Pearse. I was (C)murdered (D)by the
Because I read the procla(Em)mation from the (C)steps of the
G-Em-C-D Em-Bm-C-D-G G-Em-C-D-G
Well, the (G)last voice that I (Bm)heard said, "My (C)name
is (D)Bobby (G)Sands,
It said it's good to hear Man(Em)dela's words (C)ringin' through
"I (Em)hope thry hear them up in (Bm) Belfast, in (C)Derry
Maybe then those English (Em)soldiers will know it's (C)time
(D)to go (G)home."
Well I a(G)woke up in the (Bm)morning. Nothing (C)made (D)sence
But then I got good be(Em)lieve that they'd (C)knocked down
the Berlin (D)Wall?
For the (Em)freed Nelson Man(Bm)dela, oh could (C)this (D)really
Maybe now we will see (Em)Ireland reu(C)nited (D)and (G)free.
Maybe now we will see (Bm)Ireland reu(C)nited (D)and (G)free."