Anne & Francie Brolly’s Version:
the (F)Galtymore (Dm)Mountains so (Bb)far, far a(F)way
tell you a (Dm)story that (Bb)happened one (C)day
a (F)fair Irish colleen, her (Bb)age was six(F)teen
it’s (C)proudly she carried white, (F)orange (C)and (F)green.
(F)bold English (Dm)Bobby by (Bb)chance passed that (F)way
„Who is the (Dm)maid with the (Bb)colours so (C)gay?“
a (F)smile and a sneer he jumped (Bb)off his ma(F)chine
to capture white, (F)orange (C)and (F)green.
(F)give me that (Dm)banner!“, the (Bb)bold Bobby (F)cried,
give me your (Dm)banner and (Bb)do what is (C)right!
(F)give me the banner, and (Bb)do not be (F)mean
I (C)must have that emblem, the (F)flag of (C)Sinn (F)Féin!“
(F)not get the (Dm)banner!“, the (Bb)young maiden (F)cried
your blood and (Dm)my blood, its (Bb)colours are (C)died
(F)here have a rifle and (Bb)that’s nothing (F)mean
it’s (C)proudly I’ll die for the (F)flag of (C)Sinn (F)Féin!“
the (F)poor Bobby’s (Dm)face turned as (Bb)white as the (F)snow
he mounted his (Dm)cycle and (Bb)started to (C)go
(F)“What is the use when a (Bb)maid of six(F)teen
(C)die for those colours, white, (F)orange (C)and (F)green?“
(F)very same (Dm)day in (Bb)sweet Tipperary (F)town
gallant young (Dm)girl from the (Bb)Galtees came (C)down
(F)poor heart was torn with (Bb)anguish and (F)pain
that (C)very same day Tom Ashe (F)died for (C)Sinn (F)Féin.
(F)young men and (Dm)maidens of (Bb)Erin’s green (F)shore
a cheer for the (Dm)maid from the (Bb)proud Galty(C)more
(F)keep on fighting the (Bb)cause of Sinn (F)Féin
we (C)make dear old Ireland a re(F)public (C)a(F)gain