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The Dark Island lyrics and chords. Written by David Silver with music from Ian MacLachlan. The guitar chords are by Marc Fahrbach. This is a folk song from Scotland. Recorded by Mick Oldfield and also by Irish singer Mary Duff. The Scottish Gaelic chords and lyrics are included.

A(Am)way to the (Em)west ward I'm (C)longing to (G)be,

Where the beauties of (Em)heaven un(G)fold by the (D)sea

Where the (Am)sweet purple (Em)heather blooms (C)fragrant and (G)free

On a hilltop high a(D)bove  - The Dark (C)Is(G)land

 

Chorus

Oh, (G)isle of my childhood, I'm (C)dreaming of (G)thee,

As the steamer leaves (Em)Oban and (G)passes Ti(D)ree

Soon I'll (Am)capture the (Em)magic that (C)lingers for (G)me

When I'm back once more u(D)pon  - The Dark (C)Is(G)land

 

So (Am)gentle the (Em)sea breeze that (C)ripples the (G)bay

Where the stream joins the (Em)ocean and (G)young children (D)play

On the (Am)strand of pure (Em)silver I'll (C)welcome each (G)day

And I'll roam forever (D)more  - The Dark (C)Is(G)land

 

True (Am)gems of the (Em)Hebrides (C)bathed in the (G)light

Of the mid-summer (Em)dawning that (G)follows the (D)night

How I (Am)yearn for the (Em)cries of the (C)seagull in (G)flight

As they circle high a(D)bove  - The Dark (C)Is(G)land

 

(Mary Duff’s version in F major: Am=Em, Em=Bm, C=G, G=D, D=A, use capo on 3rd fret)

The Dark Island Sheet Music
Dark Island Tin Whistle Music

AN T-EILEAN DORCHA  Scottish Song4/4

 

Air mo (Am)thrus do'n (Em)iar 's ann bu (C)mhiannach a (G)bhi

Far bheil illeachd nan (Em)Nimh dol fo (G)sgith 'sa chuan (D)sios

Fraoch (Am)dearg 's e fo (Em)bhlth file (C)cbhraidh cho (G)saor

Air a' bheinn ud is (D)ird 'san Eilean (C)Dor(G)cha

 

(Alternative 1st verse)

An mo (Am)thras don (Em)iar 's leam bu (C)mhiannach a (G)bhi

Far bheil illeachd nan (Em)eathar dol fo (G)sgith sa chuan (D)sios,

Creag (Am)Dhearg 's e fo (Em)bhlth faileadh (C)cbhraidh cho (G)saor

Air a' bheinn ud as (D)ird 'san Eilean (C)Dor(G)cha.

 

Sist  

Eilean (G)ige mo ghridh 's tu tha (C)tladh mo (G)chridh'

Is mi seladh bhon (Em)Obain 's a dol (G)seachad Ti(D)ridh,

Bi mi (Am)glacadh a (Em)dh'aithghearr gach (C)mais a tha 'gam (G)dhith

'S bi mi fhn air ais a-(D)rithist 'san Eilean (C)Dor(G)cha.

 

(Alternative chorus)

Eilean (G)ige mo ghridh 's tu tha (C)tladh mo (G)chridh'

'S mi seladh bhon (Em)Obain gu eilean (G)bidheach Thi(D)ridh,

Bi mi (Am)glacadh air (Em)oidhche gach (C)mais a tha 'gam (G)dhith

'S bi mi fhn air ais a-(D)rithist 'san Eilean (C)Dor(G)cha.

 

G-D-C-G

 

Gaoth na (Am)mara cho (Em)simh sideach (C)reidh staigh don (G)bhaigh

Far bheil sruth dol don (Em)chuan clann (G)suaimhneach le'n (D)gir',

Air an (Am)traigh gheal mar (Em)airgead bi mi (C)falbh oirr' gach (G)l

'S bi mi fhn air ais a-(D)rithist 'san Eilean (C)Dor(G)cha.

 

Fior il(Am)leagan e (Em)measg gach cearn (C)'san taobh (G)siar

Anns a mhoch mhaduinn (Em)thrth 's e ri (G)dearrsadh 'sa (D)ghrian:

Ein na (Am)mara ri (Em)seinn 'sa toirt (C)slas dom' (G)chridh'

'S iad ag itealachd gu (D)h-rd 'san Eilean (C)Dor(G)cha.

 

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