The Boys From The Co. Armagh Lyrics And Chords
The sheet music is included plus the mandolin / banjo tab. The Boys From The Co. Armagh song has been recorded by The Wolfe Tones, Bridie Gallagher and Brendan Shine to name a few. I have given the guitar chords in two different sets of chords. The first is the version that I play the song in myself and the second is in the key that the Wolfe Tones sing the song in.
[D]There's one fair county in[G] Ireland,
With[A] memories so[A7] glorious and[D] grand,
Where nature has lavished its[G] bounty,
In the[A] orchards of[A7] Erin's green[D] land,
I love it's cathedrals and[G] cities,
Once[A] founded by[A7] Patrick so[D] true,
And it bears all the heart of its[G] bosom,
The[A] ashes of[A7] Brian[D] Boro.
Its my[D] own[G] Irish[D] home,far across the[G] foam,
Al[A]though Ive often left it,in[D] foreign[G] lands to[D] roam,
No matter[G] where I[D] wonder through cities near or[G] far,
Sure me[D] heart is at home in old[G] Ireland,
In the[A] county of Ar[D]magh.
Ive travelled three parts of this county,
And around by the gap of Mount norris,
And home by Blackwater again,
Where the girls are so fair and so hearty,
None fairer than Erin go bragh,
But where are the girls that will court you ,
Like the girls from the county Armagh
Wolfe Tones Version
[F]There's one fair county in[Gm] Ireland,
With[C] memories so glorious and[F] grand,
Where nature has lavished its[Gm] bounty,
In the[C] orchards of Erin's green[F] land,
I love it's cathedrals and[Bb] cities,
Once[C] founded by Patrick so[F] true,
And it bears all the heart of its[Gm] bosom,
The[C] ashes of Brian Bo[F]ro.
Its my[C] own[Bb] Irish[F] home,far across the[Bb] foam,
Al[C]though Ive often left it,in foreign lands to[F] roam,
No [C]matter [Bb]where I [F]wonder through cities near or[Bb] far,
Sure me[F] heart is at home in old[Gm] Ireland,
In the[C] county of Ar[F]magh.
Here's the basic letter notes. The CAPITAL LETTERS are the notes up as far as the B note and the high one's are lower case letters. If playing this song on the piano then all them F notes are sharps #. The sheet music version below starts a bit higher at the G notes and is in the key of C.