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Soldier Of The Hill

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Soldier Of The Hill song lyrics and guitar chords by Johnny McEvoy. The song is about the 1798 rebellion in Ireland. To play along with Johnny place capo on the third fret. 4/4

Put [G]down you pike brave [C]soldier [G]lad,

Brave soldier [D]of the [G]hill

The fighting is all over and

The [F]drums have [C]all been [G]stilled

Our [G]banners they are taken now

And like [F]outlaws [C]we must [G]be

There’s no [C]glory [F]to be [G]found brave boys

U[C]pon the [D]gallows [G]tree

 

Chorus

So [C]hold your [F]heads [C]up [G]high me boys

And [C]let [G]the [Am]red[G]coats [D]see

That [G]brave United [C]Irish[G]men

We [C]still are [D]proud to [G]be

 

Oh [G]General Lake, I [C]see your [G]eyes,

Black hatred [D]stares at [G]me

And vengeance burns within your heart

Where [F]mercy [C]there should [G]be

You’ve [G]never known a poor man’s life

Or [F]felt a [C]poor man’s [G]pain

Or [C]watched his [F]children [G]starve and die

In the [C]wind and [D]cold and [G]rain

 

Chorus

 

Bridge

C-G-C-G   C-D-G-G

 

Now [G]Wexford town is [C]burning [G]down

And Ross has [D]fallen, [G]too

On Vinegar Hill we made our stand,

Our [F]hearts were [C]proud and [G]true

We [G]fought the redcoat hand to hand,

He [F]was a [C]fearsome [G]foe

But [C]God was [F]on his [G]side that day

So [C]now we’re [D]lying [G]low

 

Chorus twice

Words without the chords

Put down you pike brave soldier lad,

Brave soldier of the hill

The fighting is all over and

The drums have all been stilled

Our banners they are taken now

And like outlaws we must be

There’s no glory to be found brave boys

Upon the gallows tree

 

Chorus

So hold your heads up high me boys

And let the redcoats see

That brave United Irishmen

We still are proud to be

 

Oh General Lake, I see your eyes,

Black hatred stares at me

And vengeance burns within your heart

Where mercy there should be

You’ve [G]never known a poor man’s life

Or felt a poor man’s pain

Or watched his children starve and die

In the wind and cold and rain

 

Chorus

  

Now Wexford town is burning down

And Ross has fallen, too

On Vinegar Hill we made our stand,

Our hearts were proud and true

We fought the redcoat hand to hand,

He was a fearsome foe

But God was on his side that day

So now we’re lying low

 

Chorus twice

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