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The Island By Paul Brady

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The Island Guitar Chords And Lyrics, Paul Brady. Also recorded by Dolores Keane. These chords are by Bob Sharpe, and this is the way he plays it. The Island is of course ''Ireland''. The lyrics sugest the song is about the troubles in Northern Ireland, with such words as '' Now we're still at it in our own place ''. Paul Brady plays this in the key of C Major, just place a capo on the 5th fret and play these chords. Also recorded by Celtic Thunder.

[G] They say the [C] skies of [G] Lebanon are [C] burning
[G] Those mighty [C] Cedars [G] bleeding in the [C] heat
[G] They're showing [C] pictures [G] on the tele-[C]-vision [G]
Women and [C] children [G] dying in the [C] street
[F] Now we're still at it in our own place; Still trying to
[C] Reach the [G] future through the [C] past ; Still trying to
[F] Carve tomorrow from a tombstone

Chorus :
But [C] Hey! Don't listen to me!
[C7] Cos this wasn't meant to be no [F] sad song
We've [Had-sung] too [G] much of that [C] before [G-C]
Right now I only want to [G] be here with you
Till the [F] morning [G] dew comes [C] fa-a-lling
I want to take you to the [F] island
And trace your [G] footprints in the [C] sand [G-C]
And in the evening when ;**the [G] sun goes down
We'll make [F] love to the [G] sound of the [C] ocean
.

[G] They're raising [C] banners [G] over by the [C] markets
[G] White-washing [C] slogans [G] on the shipyard [C] walls
[G] Witch-doctors [C] praying [G] for a mighty show-[C]-down
[G] No way our [C] holy [G] flag is gonna [C] fall
[F] Up here we sacrifice our children ;To feed the
[C] Worn-out [G] dreams of [C] yesterday
And teach them. [F] Dying can lead em into glory...
Chorus
[G] Now I know us [C] plain folks [G] don't see all the [C] story
[G] And I know this [C] peace and [G] love's just copping [C] out [G]
And I guess these [C] young boys [G] dying in the [C] ditches [G]
Is just what [C] being [G] free is all [C] about
And how this [F] twisted wreckage down on main street
Will bring us [C] all to-[G]-gether in the [C] end
And we'll go [F] marching down the road to freedom FREEDOM?

 
This second version was worked out by Marc which includes the riff. To play along to Paul Prady use a capo on the 5th fret to change key to F major.
 
 
Chords: G=(3-2-0-0-3-3)
Intro: C-F-C-G (5x)
They say the (C)skies of (G)Lebanon are (C)burning (G)
Those mighty (C)Cedars (G)bleeding in the (C)heat (G)
They're showing (C)pictures (G)on the tele-(C)-vision (G)
Women and (C)children (G)dying in the (C*)street
(F)Now we're still at it in our own place; (G)
Still trying to (C)reach the (G)future through the (C*)past ; (F)
Still trying to carve tomorrow from a tombstone (G)
 
 
Chorus
But Hey! Don't (C)listen to me! (G)
This wasn't meant to be no (F)sad song
We've (G)heard too much of (C)that before (G-C)
Right now I only want to (G)be here with you
Till the (F)morning (G)dew comes (F)fal(C)ling
I want to take you to the (F)island
And trace your (G)footprints in the (C)sand (G-C)
And in the evening when the (G)sun goes down
We'll make (F)love to the (G)sound of the (C)ocean .
 
 
They're raising (C)banners (G)over by the (C)markets (G)
White-washing (C)slogans (G)on the shipyard (C)walls (G)
Witch-doctors (C)praying (G)for a mighty show-(C)-down (G)
No way (C)our holy (G)flag is gonna (C*)fall
(F)Cause up here we sacrifice our children (G)
To feed the (C)worn-out (G)dreams of yester(C*)day (F)
And teach them dying will lead us into glory... (G)
 
Chorus
 
Now I guess us (C)plain folks (G)don't see all the (C)story (G)
And I suppose this (C)peace and (G)love's just (C)copping out (G)
And I know these (C)young boys (G)dying in the (C)ditches (G)
Is just what (C)being (G)free is all a(C)bout (G)
And how this (F)twisted wreckage down on main street(G)
Will bring us (C)all to(G)gether in the (C*)end (F)
And we'll go marching down the road to freedom…freedom.? (C)
* Bridge (Optional):
          
  1---2---3---4---
  C                F
e|----------------|-
B|2---------------|1
G|------------0---|-
D|----0-2-3-------|3
A|3---------------|-
E|----------------|-

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