The Boys Of The Old Brigade Lyrics And Chords-Pat McGuigan. Pat and The
Barleycorn had a hugh hit with this one in the early 70s. The sheet music and tin whistle notes for The Boys Of The Old Brigade
are included, of course The Wolfe Tones also had a big hit with it. The youtube video will show you how to play the song on
guitar. Key of D Major.
"Oh[D] father, why are[G] you so sad, on[D] this bright Easter[A] morn? When[D] Irishmen
are[G] proud and glad Of the[D] land where [A]they were[D] born." "Oh,[A] son, I see sad mem'ries view Of[D] far-off
[G]distant[A] days When,[D] being just a[G] boy like you I[D] joined the[A] I.R.[D]A.
Chorus: [A]Where are
the lads who stood with me When[D] histo[G]ry was [A]made? Oh,[D] gra mo chroi I[G] long to see The[D] Boys of the[A]
In hills and farms the call to arms Was heard by one and all And from the glens came brave young
men To answer Ireland's call 'Twas long ago we faced the foe The old brigade and me But by my side they fought
and died That Ireland might be free
And now, my boy, I've told you why On Easter morn I sigh For
I recall my comrades all From dark old days gone by I think of men who fought in glens With rifles and grenade May
Heaven keep the men who sleep From the ranks of the old brigade
Wolfe Tones Tin Whistle Notes Boys Of The Old Brigade
Boys Of The Old Brigade Sheet Music
With a songwriter as good as Paddy McGuigan behind them The Barleycorn were destined for great success, starting
out around 1971 they had a raft of hits which included The Men Behind The Wire, The Boys Of The Old Brigade, The Irish Soldier
Laddie and Bring Them Home,It was while Paddy was interned on the Maidstone Prison Ship that he wrote the song The Men Behind
The Wire, which when released went straight to NO.1 in the Irish charts.The original line up were Paddy McGuigan, Liam Tiernan,
John Delaney and Brian McCormack, The line up changed over the years to include Paddy Sweeney and the late Derek McCormack.
John Delaney joined with Alec Degabriele 10 years ago to form The New Barleycorn, which are based in America.The songs written
by Paddy McGuigan are being kept alive by groups like The Wolfe Tones, The Dublin City Ramblers and hundreds of ballad groups
throughout Ireland and the world
The Winds Are Singing Freedom album by The Barleycorn was recorded in Dublin in 1974 with most of the tracks written
by their lead singer at the time Paddy McGuigan. One of the best known songs from that album all them years ago was The Boys
Of The Old Brigade which later became a big hit for The Wolfe Tones. During the 70s many of The Barleycorn's singles reached
the top of the charts in Ireland with little or no airplay from radio stations, even to this day you would have more chance
of winning the lotto that hearing a ballad played on Irish radio.