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Wrap The Green Flag Round Me Lyrics And Chords. J.K. O' Reilly Luke Kelly from the Dubliners and Brian Roebuck another great singer sang a verse or so of this song, I have yet to here any one do the whole song[except myself] the songwriter John Kevin O'Reilly was a fenian who preached that ''Ireland Would Get Her Courage Only When She Fights For It'' , he proved his word when himself and his five sons fought in the 1916 rising. He died in 1929. The singer here is Luke Kelly with the Dubliners.
 

Wrap[D] the green flag[G] round me[D] boys,
To die were far more[A] sweet,
With[D] Erin's noble[G] emblem[D] boys,
To[G] be my[A] winding[D] sheet,
In[A] life I loved to[D] see it wave
And[G] follow where it[A] led,
But[D] now my eyes grow[G] dim-my[D] hand
Would grasp its[A] last bright[D] shred.
[Chorus]
Then[D] wrap the green flag[G] round me[D] boys,
To die were far more[A] sweet,
With[D] Erin's noble[G] emblem[D] boys,
To[G] be my[A] winding[D] sheet.
[2]
And I had hopes to meet you boys,
On many a well fought field,
When to our sacred banner boys,
The traitrous foe would yield,
But now at last I am denied,
My dearest prayer,
You'll follow and you'll meet the foe,
But I shall not be there.
[3]
But though my body moulders boys
My spirit will be free,
And every comrade's honour boys
Will yet be dear to me,
And in the thick of bloody fight,
Let not your courage lag
For I'll be there and hovering near,
Around the dear old flag.

Another Version Of The Chord Structure

(D)Wrap the (D7)green flag (G)round me (Em)boys,

To (D)die were (E7)far more (A)sweet,(A7)

With (D)Erin's (D7)noble (G)emblem (Em)boys,

To (D)be my (A)winding (D)sheet, -DSus4-D

In (A)life I (A7)loved to (D)see it (Bm)wave

And (E7)follow (Em)where it (A)led,(A7)

But (D)now my (D7)eyes grow (G)dim my (Em)hand

Would (D)grasp its (A)last bright (D)shred. -DSus4-D

 

Chorus

So (A)wrap the (A7)green flag (D)round me (Bm)boys,

To (E7)die were (Em)far more (A)sweet,(A7)

With (D)Erin's (D7)noble (G)emblem (Em)boys,

To (D)be my (A)winding (D)sheet. -DSus4-D

 

And (D)I had (D7)hopes to (G)meet you (Em)boys,

On (D)many a (E7)well fought (A)field,(A7)

When (D)to our (D7)sacred (G)banner (Em)boys,

The (D)traitrous (A)foe would (D)yield, -DSus4-D

But (A)now at (A7)last I (D)am de(Bm)nied,

My (E7)dearest (Em)earthly (A)prayer,(A7)

You'll (D)follow (D7)and you'll (G)meet the (Em)foe,

But (D)I shall (A)not be (D)there. -DSus4-D

 

Chorus

 

But (D)though my (D7)body (G)moulders (Em)boys

My (D)spirit (E7)will be (A)free,(A7)

And (D)every (D7)comrade's (G)honour (Em)boys

Will(D) yet be (A)dear to (D)me, -DSus4-D

And (A)in the (A7)thick of (D)bloody (Bm)fight,

Let (E7)not your (Em)courage (A)lag (A7)

For (D)I'll be (D7)there and (G)hovering (Em)near,

A(D)round the (A)dear old (D)flag. -DSus4-D

 

Chorus

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