SONG OF THE REBEL IRISH 4/4
the version from the movie ‚Gods and Genereals’ use capo on 2nd fret
not (D)now for songs of a (A7)nation's (D)wrongs,
the groans of starving (A7)la(D)bor;
the rifle ring and the (A7)bullet (D)sing
the clash of the flashing (G)sa(A7)bre!
are (D)Irish ranks on the (A7)tented (D)banks
Columbia's guarded (A7)oce(D)an;
an iron clank from (A7)flank to (D)flank
of armed men in (G)mo(A7)tion.
(D)Irish green shall a(A7)gain be (D)seen
our Irish fathers (A7)bore (D)it,
burning wind from the (A7)South be(D)hind,
the Yankee rout be(G)fore (A7)it!
red hand shall (A7)purge the (D)land-
a fire on men and (A7)catt(D)le,
the Lincoln snakes in their (A7)own cold (D)lakes
from the blaze of (G)batt(A7)le.
shall march by tri(A7)umphal (D)arch
may swell the (A7)slaugh(D)ter,
drums shall roll from the (A7)Capi(D)tol
Potomac's fateful (G)wa(A7)ter!
(D)bleeding ghosts, to the (A7)Lord of (D)Hosts
judgement final and (A7)sol(D)emn;
fanatic horde to the (A7)edge if the (D)sword
doomed line, square, and (G)co(D)lumn!