Traditional Irish

The Wind That Shakes The Barley

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The Wind That Shakes The Barley

	  		The wind that shakes the Barley 

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I sat within the valley green sat there with my true love 
       Em                             Bm       C            Bm     Em 
And my fond heart strove to choose between the old love and the new love 

Em                                   G        Bm      Em 
The old for her the new that made me think on Ireland dearly 
Em                       G        Bm        Em        Bm     Em 
While soft the wind blew down the glade and shook the golden barley 

Twas hard for mournful words to frame to break the ties that bound us 
Ah but harder still to bear the shame of foreign chains around us 

And so I said the mountain glen I'll seek at morning early 
And join the brave united men while soft winds shook the barley 

Twas sad I kissed away her tears her arms around me clinging 
When to my ears that fateful shot came out the wild wood ringing 

The bullet pierced my true love's breast in life's young spring so early 
And there upon my breast she died while soft winds shook the barley 

I bore her to some mountain stream and many's the summer blossom 
I placed with branches soft and green about her gore-stained bosom 

I wept and kissed her clay-cold corpse then rushed o'er vale and valley 
My vengeance on the foe to wreak while soft winds shook the barley 

And it's blood for blood without remorse I've took in Oulart Hollow* 
While to her grave my love's cold corpse where I full soon may follow 

Around her grave I wander drear noon night and morning early 
With breaking heart whene'er I hear the wind that shakes the barley 

* the song is easy and sounds nice if you play the chord at the exact time with the  
word. But i'm not 100% sure about this anyway. 

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