Mairéade Farrell Irish Song Lyrics
Chris Byrne.Mairéad Farrell was shot dead by undercover British operatives along with Daniel McCann and Sean Savage while they walked along Winston Churchill Avenue in Gibralter on 6th March 1988. She was 31 years old.The tune of the song is 'Black Is The Colour' , . The guitar chords are included. If you are learning the tune of the song, go to Black Is The Colour Sheet Music and this should help you out.
[Am] Do not[F] stand at my[G] grave and [Am] weep,
I am not [F] there I [G] do not [E] sleep,
Do not [F] stand [G] at my grave and [Am] cry,
When Ireland [F] lives [G] I do not [Am] die.
A woman's place is not at home,
The fight for freedom it still goes on,
I took up my gun until freedoms day,
I pledged to fight for the I.R.A.
In Armagh jail I served my time,
Strip searches were a British crime,
Degraded me but they could not see,
I'd suffer this to see Ireland free.
Gibraltar was the place I died,
McCann and Savage were by my side,
I heard the order so loud and shrill,
Of Thatchers voice, said shoot to kill.
So do not stand at my grave,
I am not there I do not sleep,
Do not stand and my grave and cry,
When Ireland lives I do not die.
Guitar Chords In The Key Of Em
[Em] Do not[C] stand at my[D] grave and [Em] weep,
I am not [C] there I [D] do not [B] sleep,
Do not [C] stand [D] at my grave and [Em] cry,
When Ireland [C] lives [D] I do not [Em] die.