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Abc / letter Music For Irish Folk Songs

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Abc Letter Music Notes For Irish Folk And Ballads, abc is a simple form of music and is ideal for people who don't read sheet music. I have given the key for most. Where you see a letter in bold print means it's a sharp note, where there are brackets means they are filler notes and are played to make the song more intresting to play.
The key of D would have two sharps and the key of G has one. The key of C has no sharps of flats. These notes are suitable for tin whistle banjo mandolin piano and other musical instruments where the lead notes are played. This page will soon close with the notes going to the link below

Tri Coloured Ribbon
Come To The Bower
G A F G A B-C D C A G F D
G A F G A B-C D E C D
E F G F D E D-B G B A G F D
D G A F G-A B C B G E

Never Wed An Old Man
G G G G D G-B G A F D
G G G G G D G B A G D
D D C B C B A B A G A F D
G G G E E E D E F G
 
The bold text are the high D's

Town I Loved So Well
Four Green Fields Key G
C D E E B A G A A F E
E F G A C A B C D C B
C D E E B A G A A F E
E E F G A C C B A A
E E A A A B C D D C C B A
B C D D D C B A G F E E
G F E D-D D E C B D D
G F E D-D D E E E F G F
E D B A G-B G C B B A
D B A G-D E E E F G A
D D D C B-B B G C B B A
D E G D-C B A G A F G

A Bunch Of Thyme

Ray McCreesh

B B G F A C B G
D D D D C D E D A
D E D G B
D E E C A G F
D B G F A C B G

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Slevenamon
McAlpines Fusileers
D D E D G-D G B C D E
A G F D E F B A G
D D E D G-D-D G B C D E
A G F D E F B A G
G A A B C C B G A B
D D C A B C F E D C B A
D D E D D G D G B C D E
A G F D E F B A G
A D C B A F E D B
D D F F E E D D
A A A A B C D C B
A B C B A F A B B
F A A A B C D C B
B B A F E F A B
D D C BA F E D B
D E F F E C D

When You Were Sweet 16 Key G
Only Our Rivers Run Free
D B G B D G F A G E
C C A C D F E D E D
D B G G B D G F A G E
B A B C E A F G A D
D B G B G B A G F E
C C A C D F E D E D
D B G B D G B G F E
E E F A G E D E F G B
G A B A A G
D G G G A B A G D
B C C C B D B A
D E E F G F E D B
G A A B A F D E
D E F G F E D B
D E E F G A G F
G F E E E E D B
G A A B A F D E

On The One Road - b/b
D D E F D-C D C B F
D D F G B F D
F D E F D-D D C B B G
G A B C G A B C
D D D C B G G-
C C C B A B A G F
D D E F D-C D C B
G A B C D B
G G G A B B A F G
B B B B C D B C B B
G G G A B G A F G
D D D D E D C B G G

The Hills Of Connemara Notes.
D D       D  D   A      A    A   B   B   B
Gather up the pots and the old tin can
A     D        F   A      F   G  G   F      F   E
The mash the corn the barley and the bran
D     F    F    A A   A     A   B  B     A
Run like the Divil from the excise man
F        E   D         D     A  F   E  D
Keep the smoke from rising Barney

Botany Bay Abc Notes
Banks Of The Roses-Key D
The high D's and E's are in Bold
D D B B B A G E
D E E E E D B
D D B B B A G F E
G A A A A B A
D D D B B A G E
D E E E D B
B B E E G A B A G F E
G A B A G F E

The Bold Notes Are The High D's

A F D D E F A
F D D D E F
A D D B D A A
F D D D E F
A A D D B D A
A F D D E F
D E F D D C B
A F D E D

Galtee Mountain Boy-Key C
Avondale
G G B D G E D-B B A B G G
G D G A B A G-A B A G E D
D D G A B A GA B A G E D C D
B A G B D G E D E D B A B A B
A D D D F A F D
F G F E D C E A
A D F G F G A F D
A G E C A B D D

Song For Ireland-b
A A C C G-A B A F D C C D E F
A A C C G-A B B A F D C CD E F
B A B C D C C-B A FF G A G F G
B C D C A G F- A A B C F F G A G
A B C D C A G F G- A B B A F D E F F

Peggy Gordon
Tom Williams Key C
D D A D E-E F G E D [EDCA]
G G B A-F D F E-F G B A-F G F D[EDCA]
G G B A DE C B C D
E C A G A G C E
E B A G C E G
C B D C B A C B
A A B C C B A G

City Of Chicago Key G
The Ferryman Abc -key D
D D D D C D E E
D D D D C D F
G A F G F E
F G A G F D E
A G A G G E
E G A G A G B
A G A G G E
E G G F E D E
D D D D C D E E
A G A G G E
E G G F E D E
 
 
F G A A A B A - B C D D D D B A
A B B B B B B A G A
B C D D D D D A -A A B B B A B A
F G A A A A A G E C D
C D E E E E F G G G F D
A B B B B B B A G A
B C D D D E D-A A B B B B B A
F G A A AB A G E C D

Flight Of The Earls Notes
The Dying Rebel ABC letter notes Music

E  F   G    E   F    D  E   C

I can hear the bells of Dublin

E   G    C  E   D   B   C

In This lonely waiting room

G    G   A B   C    A  G   E    F  G   D

And the paper boys are singing in the rain

G   F    E   G F     D   E    C

Not too long before they take us

E  G   C  E    D    B   C

to the airport and the noise

G  A   B  C     A  G   E F  D   C

To get on board a transatlantic plane

B     C   D  D    D    C  B     G

We've got nothin' left to stay for,

A  B     C  C    A    F  G

We had no more left to say

A   B     C  D  C A G    E   F  G  D

And there isn't any work for us to do

G   F  E      G  F      D   C

So farewell ye boys and girls;

C E G   C   E    D      B  C

Another bloody Flight of Earls

G   G     A  C  A  G   E    F  D    C

Our best asset is our best export, too

 

D   G       A    B      A   G   A     G   E   D

The night was dark, and the fight was over,

B     B       D      E       D B   D    B

The moon shone down O'Connell Street,

D E      D B    G       B       G     E  D

I stood alone, where brave men perished

D       G     B    D        A     C    B  G

Those men have gone, their God to meet

 

The Wild Rover

G    G      A G     G D   B  B A    B  C
I've been a wild rover for many a year
B   C D       B   D  C  A      F  D  B        A   G
And I spent all my money on whiskey and beer,
G     G     A   G  G  D   B      B    A  B       C
And now I'm returning with gold in great store
B    C  D D    C    A   F      D B   A   C
And I never will play the wild rover no more.
F      G    A   A    F D
And it's no, nay, never,
B    B   B A     B  C
No nay never no more,
B    C D    B   G    F E
Will I play the wild rover
E    D B   A   G
No never no more.

Lough Sheelin Side Key G
The minstrel boy

D C B C D E-B D B G B
A B C B A F-A G B D
D C B C D-E B D G B
A B C B A-F A G F G

The Cliffs Of Duneen. The bold text are the high
D and E notes
D    G     A  B   D   B   A     G      E     D E     D
You may travel far far from your own native home.
B   C D    E    D    B D    G   GA    G    A   B
Far away o're the ocean far away o're the foam.
B    C  D   E   D    B  D   G    A    G A  B
But of all the fine places that I've ever been
B       A        G      B   D  B       A    G   E       
Sure there's none to compare with the Cliffs
D  E     D
Of Dooneed.

A     D   E      G F E  D    F    A   D
The minstrel  boy to the war has gone
D   B       A  F  G   A    F    E    D
In the ranks of death you will find him
A    D  E     G F  E  D     F  A    D
His father's sord he has girded on
C      D   B    A      F G   A F E   D
With his wild harp slung behind him
D      C  B     C      D   C  C B  A
Land of song said the warrior bard
A           B   F   F      A B C  D
Though all the world betray thee
D      D       E  G F  ED F       A      D
One sword at least thy rights shall guard
C D  B    A   F G  A G   E      D  
One faithful harp shall praise thee

The Men Behind The Wire Letter Notes

(Chorus)

D D D E G G G A A A G B B B D D D E E E D B A B A G

 (Verse 1st version)

G G G A A A D G A B D C# B A

G G G A A A D G A B D B A G

 (Verse 2nd version)

D D D E E C# D D D B C B A G G G G A A A D G A B D B A G

The youtube video below is by Jean playing Men Behind The Wire. He's using the same notes as above.

Fighting men of Crossmaglen  Letter Notes

(Verse)

D D E D D E G B C# C# C# C# B G A B A

D D E D D E G B C# C# C# C# B G B A

(Chorus)

D C# B B B G C# D C# B B B C# B A G A

G B C# B G C# D C# D C# B A G A G F G

The notes played by Jean in the video of Fighting Men From Crossmaglen are the ones given. The second video is of James Connolly. Here are the notes.

James Connolly :

A A D A A F D F E E D B D B A F D E F F E

A A D A A F D F E E D B D B A F D E F E D

Or :

A A B A for the beginning

D C F D at the end

Here's another version of James Connolly tin whistle notes

You Say It Best When You Say Nothing At All

Ronan Keating. The high notes are in bold text

B    B B   A
It's amazing
G      G    E    E
How you can speak
F#     E  D   D
Right to my heart
B   B      B  A   G G 
Without saying a word,
E      E    B     A  G   G B
You can light up the dark
E    G G G
Try as I may
A  B     A A    F# E  
I could never explain
B      B  B    A
What I hear when
G    G        E  D  B  A
You don't say a thing

CHORUS

D    D       D   B     D
The smile on your face
D      D   E
Lets me know
D      C    B       A
That you need me
G       A  B
There's a truth
B   B    B
In your eyes
B   C     D     C  B   B        A
Saying you'll never leave me
A    B         G  D     A      A
The touch of your hand says
B        A       G
You'll catch me
G     G  A  B B A
Whenever I fall
E      G   G G
You say it best
B        B     B
When you say
B      G  A  G
Nothing at all

Safe and sound by Taylor Swift - pop song

B B B   B      A      A     A       G       G    F#
I remember tears streaming down your face
D       D E      E    E E   E   D   B
When I said, "I'll never let you go"
B        B   B       A  A         G G    F#     D    E G
When all those shadows almost killed your light
B B  B  A     C    B       D        E       E   E      D B
I remember you said, "Don't leave me here alone"
B     B   B      A      A     G       G    F#     DEGABE
But all that's dead and gone and passed tonight

G      A      B      D
Just close your eyes
G     A   B  A G    E
The sun is going down
G      A    B D
You'll be alright
B    A    B    A     G   E
No one can hurt you now
G        A   B      D
Come morning light
A      B    A    G  E    F#  E G A B E
You and I'll be safe and s o u n d

B        B     A     A    G   G      F# D       E  E
Don't you dare look out your window, darling,
E  E  E          D  B
Everything's on fire
B     B     B  A      A   G      G       F# D   EG
The war outside our door keeps raging on
B      A  C  B    E D  B
Hold on to this lullaby
B B     A      A   G  F#    EG A BE,  EG AB E 
Even when the music's g o n e , G o n e
G     A       B      D
Just close your eyes
G     A   B  A G    E
The sun is going down
G      A    B D
You'll be alright
B    A    B     A    G   E
No one can hurt you now
G        A  B       D
Come morning light
A     B     A    G  E    F#  E G A B E
You and I'll be safe and s o u n d
EGAB  EGAB  CBCB  EGAB
Oooh, Oooh, Oooh, Oooh
EGAB  EGAB  CB A  CB
Oooh, Oooh, Oh oh oh

G     A       B      D
Just close your eyes
G       A   B  D
You'll be alright
G         A   B     D
Come morning light,
A     B    A    G  E    F#  EGABE
You and I'll be safe and sound...

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