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Green Island Guitar Chords And Lyrics Christy Moore 4/4

For Christie Moore’s version use capo on 1st fret. Written by Ewan McColl

The (F)island (C)lies like a (Am)leaf upon the (F)sea
Green island (C)like a leaf new (Am)fallen from the (F)tree
(G)Green turns to (Am)gold
As (Dm)morning breezes (C)gently shake the (G)barley
(Em)Bending the (G)yellow (Am)corn
(G)Green turns to (Am)gold,
There´s (Dm)purple shadows (C)on the distant (G)mountains
And the (Em)sun in the (G)yellow (Am)corn


They (F)came in their (C)longships from (Am)lands beyond the (F)sea
They came in their (C)longships, they (Am)saw the land was (F)green
(G)Wind in the (Am)barley,
(Dm)Trout and salmon (C)leaping in the (G)rivers
(Em)Sun in the (G)yellow (Am)corn
(G)Leaping a(Am)shore
They (Dm)slaughtered those who (C)laboured in the (G)barley
(Em)Scything them (G)down like (Am)corn


The (F)longships (C)sailed away and (Am)new invaders (F)came
With long bow and (C)lance bringing (Am)death in England´s (F)name
With (G)sword and with (Am)mace
(Dm)They went reaping (C)through the fields of (G)barley
They (Em)plundered the (G)yellow (Am)corn
(G)Crop followed (Am)crop
And (Dm)prospered in the (C)killing fields of (G)barley
In the (Em)harvest of (G)new young (Am)corn


(F)Marching (C)down the years the (Am)men of war they (F)came
With bombs, a(C)ssassin´s bullets, (Am)c.s gas and (F)guns
(G)Ghosts from the (Am)past
Are (Dm)chasing shadows (C)through the fields of (G)barley
(Em)Hiding in the (G)yellow (Am)corn
(G)Nine hundred (Am)years
They´ve (Dm)tried to trap the (C)wind that shakes the (G)barley
And the (Em)sun in the (G)yellow (Am)corn


The (F)island (C)lies like a (Am)leaf upon the (F)sea
Green island (C)like a leaf new (Am)fallen from the (F)tree
(G)Green turns to (Am)gold
As (Dm)morning breezes (C)gently shake the (G)barley
(Em)Bending the (G)yellow (Am)corn
(G)No force on (Am)earth
Can (Dm)ever trap the (C)wind that shakes the (G)barley
Or the (Em)sun in the (G)yellow (Am)corn

   
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