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True Irishman Lyrics And Chords

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True Irishman song lyrics and guitar chords, written by Edward Connors from the  Soairse Irish Band, the guitar chords are courtesy of Marc Fahrbach. This song uses just two chords, there is a riff [music intermission that takes a different form from the medley] in the middle of the song. Play the Am chord for this part of the song. This is a very catch song, once it gets into your head it's very hard to get out. The melody/tune is not written in the naturally Irish folk style which is a welcome break. A great piece of sonwriting.

TRUE IRISHMAN 4/4 (Edward Connors, Soairse Irish Band)

 

Use Capo on 2nd fret

 

Chorus:

I (Am)am a true Irishman but there I was not (G)born.


I'm (Am)living here in places far across the native (G)foam.


I'd (Am)like to sit and have a drink and tell you of my (G)day.


I (Am)am what I (G)am and I (Am)do not give a damn.

 

I (Am)went to see me girlfriend, good morning to her(G)says I

Ah, (Am)go away, ye traitor, for you'll tell to me no (G)lies.


You (Am)scorn me name with nothing but shame with your bed on your (G)back


Get (Am)on your bike and (G)hit the road. I (Am)won't be taking you back.

 

Chorus

 

I (Am)went inside a session from night to early (G)morn.


The (Am)music got inside my heart. My soul it had to (G)play,


In (Am)between the fiddle and flute with a smile upon me (G)face,


But the (Am)emptiness in(G)side me heart the (Am)music did replace.

 

Musical Part  using Am- and G-chords, alternatively play Chorus

 

Well, (Am) I may  travel far and wide, they wander off
a(G)stray

But an (Am)Irishman, it's in his heart and there will always (G)stay


I'll (Am)bring the spirit with me and wander far a(G)way


And I'll (Am)bring it back a(G)gain and (Am)then I might just stay.

 

Chorus twice

 

I (Am)am what I (G)am and I (Am)do not give a damn.

I (Am)am what I (G)am

 

 

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Chorus:

I am a true Irishman but there I was not born.


I'm living here in places far across the native foam.


I'd like to sit and have a drink and tell you of my day.


I am what I am and I (Am)do not give a damn.

 

I went to see me girlfriend, good morning to hersays I

Ah, go away, ye traitor, for you'll tell to me no lies.


You scorn me name with nothing but shame with your bed on your back


Get on your bike and hit the road. I won't be taking you back.

 

Chorus

 

I went inside a session from night to early morn.


The music got inside my heart. My soul it had to play,


In (Am)between the fiddle and flute with a smile upon me face,


But the emptiness inside me heart the music did replace.

  

Well, ( I may  travel far and wide, they wander off
astray

But an Irishman, it's in his heart and there will always stay


I'll bring the spirit with me and wander far away


And I'll bring it back again and then I might just stay.

 

Chorus twice

 

I am what I am and I do not give a damn.

I am what I am

 

 

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