White Orange And Green lyrics and chords
and sometimes referred to Gay Galtee Mountains. Writer unknown. The first version is by Anne & Francie Brolly who do it in the same key as The Wolfe Tones version which is Gay Galtee Mountains l , the second version is in the key of G Major from the singing of Paddy O'Conner. The guitar chords were worked out by Marc Fahrmach. At the end of the Paddy O'Conner video the songs drifts into an instrumental of Tabhair Dan Do La'mh and which Marc has also provided the guitar chords. And another similar song is The Orange And The Green .
Anne & Francie Brolly’s Version:
In the (F)Galtymore (Dm)Mountains so (Bb)far, far a(F)way
I’ll tell you a (Dm)story that (Bb)happened one (C)day
To a (F)fair Irish colleen, her (Bb)age was six(F)teen
And it’s (C)proudly she carried white, (F)orange (C)and (F)green.
A (F)bold English (Dm)Bobby by (Bb)chance passed that (F)way
Saying „Who is the (Dm)maid with the (Bb)colours so (C)gay?“
With a (F)smile and a sneer he jumped (Bb)off his ma(F)chine
De(C)termined to capture white, (F)orange (C)and (F)green.
„Oh, (F)give me that (Dm)banner!“, the (Bb)bold Bobby (F)cried,
„Come give me your (Dm)banner and (Bb)do what is (C)right!
Oh, (F)give me the banner, and (Bb)do not be (F)mean
For I (C)must have that emblem, the (F)flag of (C)Sinn (F)Féin!“
„You'll (F)not get the (Dm)banner!“, the (Bb)young maiden (F)cried
„Till your blood and (Dm)my blood, its (Bb)colours are (C)died
I (F)here have a rifle and (Bb)that’s nothing (F)mean
And it’s (C)proudly I’ll die for the (F)flag of (C)Sinn (F)Féin!“
Then the (F)poor Bobby’s (Dm)face turned as (Bb)white as the (F)snow
And he mounted his (Dm)cycle and (Bb)started to (C)go
Saying (F)“What is the use when a (Bb)maid of six(F)teen
Would (C)die for those colours, white, (F)orange (C)and (F)green?“
That (F)very same (Dm)day in (Bb)sweet Tipperary (F)town
That gallant young (Dm)girl from the (Bb)Galtees came (C)down
Her (F)poor heart was torn with (Bb)anguish and (F)pain
For that (C)very same day Tom Ashe (F)died for (C)Sinn (F)Féin.
Ye (F)young men and (Dm)maidens of (Bb)Erin’s green (F)shore
Raise a cheer for the (Dm)maid from the (Bb)proud Galty(C)more
And (F)keep on fighting the (Bb)cause of Sinn (F)Féin
Till we (C)make dear old Ireland a re(F)public (C)a(F)gain.
Other songs on the site that use the title colours of Orange White And Green and is also an Irish rebel song is The Orange And The Green Lyrics
WHITE, ORANGE AND GREEN 3/4 (TABHAIR DAN DO LA’MH)
In the (G)bold Galtee (Em)Mountains so (C)far, far a(G)way
I’ll tell you a (Em)story that (Am)happened one (D)day
A(G)bout a young (Em)girl, her (C)age was (D)sixteen
And she (G)carried a (Em)banner, white, (C)orange and (G)green.-G
And a (G)young English (Em)soldier was (C)passing that (G)way
He saw the young (Em)girl with her (Am)banner so (D)gay.
He (G)laughed and he (Em)joked and got (C)off his ma(D)chine
Re(G)turning to (Em)capture white, (C)orange and (G)green -G
Play one verse instrumentally
„Oh you (G)can’t have my (Em)banner!“, the (C)young girl re(G)plied
„Till your blood and (Em)mine on the (Am)bold Galtees (D)lie
(G)I am a (Em)rebel and (C)that’s nothing (D)mean
And I’ll (G)lay down my (Em)life for white, (C)orange and (G)green!“ -G
And the (G)young English (Em)soldier turned (C)white as the (G)snow
Got on his ma(Em)chine and a(Am)way he did (D)go
For there’s (G)no use in (Em)fighting a (C)girl of six(D)teen
Who would (G)die for a (Em)banner white, (C)orange and (G)green -G
Repeat melodic part