Green Island chords with lyrics by Christy Moore - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Christy Moore – Green Island chords

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[Verse 1]

F C Am FThe island lies like a leaf upon the sea
F C Am FGreen island like a leaf new fallen from the tree
G AmGreen turns to gold
Dm C GAs morning breezes gently shake the barley
Em G AmBending the yellow corn
G AmGreen turns to gold,
Dm C GThere´s purple shadows on the distant mountains
Em G AmAnd the sun in the yellow corn
[Verse 2]
F C Am FThey came in their longships from lands beyond the sea
F C Am FThey came in their longships, they saw the land was green
G AmWind in the barley,
Dm C GTrout and salmon leaping in the rivers
Em G AmSun in the yellow corn
G AmLeaping a shore
Dm C GThey slaughtered those who laboured in the barley
Em G AmScything them down like corn
[Verse 3]
F C Am FThe longships sailed away and new invaders came
F C Am FWith long bow and lance bringing death in England´s name
G AmWith sword and with mace
Dm C GThey went reaping through the fields of barley
Em G AmThey plundered the yellow corn
G AmCrop followed crop
Dm C GAnd prospered in the killing fields of barley
Em G AmIn the harvest of new young corn
[Verse 4]
F C Am FMarching down the years the men of war they came
F C Am FWith bombs, assassin´s bullets, c.s gas and guns
G AmGhosts from the past
Dm C GAre chasing shadows through the fields of barley
Em G AmHiding in the yellow corn
G AmNine hundred years
Dm C GThey´ve tried to trap the wind that shakes the barley
Em G AmAnd the sun in the yellow corn
[Verse 5]
F C Am FThe island lies like a leaf upon the sea
F C Am FGreen island like a leaf new fallen from the tree
G AmGreen turns to gold
Dm C GAs morning breezes gently shake the barley
Em G AmBending the yellow corn
G AmNo force on earth
Dm C GCan ever trap the wind that shakes the barley
Em G AmOr the sun in the yellow corn
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