Thomas Moore - The Minstrel Boy chords

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The Minstrel Boy chords
Thomas Moore (melody of The Moreen)

Capo I

D G D GThe Minstrel Boy to the war is gone
D A DIn the ranks of death you will find him;
D G D GHis father's sword he hath girded on,
D A DAnd his wild harp slung behind him;"
Bm G A DLand of Song!" said the warrior bard,
G A D"Tho' all the world betrays thee,
G D GOne sword, at least, thy rights shall guard,
D A DOne faithful harp shall praise thee!"
D G D GThe Minstrel fell! But the foeman's chain
D A DCould not bring that proud soul under;
D G D GThe harp he lov'd ne'er spoke again,
D A DFor he tore its chords asunder;
Bm G A DAnd said "No chains shall sully thee,
G A DThou soul of love and brav'ry!
G D GThy songs were made for the pure and free,
D A DThey shall never sound in slavery!"
American Civil War verses added later: The Minstrel Boy will return we pray When we hear the news we all will cheer it, The minstrel boy will return one day, Torn perhaps in body, not in spirit. Then may he play on his harp in peace, In a world such as Heaven intended, For all the bitterness of man must cease, And ev'ry battle must be ended. Set8
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