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COME AWAY BONNIE LAD Lyrics And guitar Chords 4/4 as played by the Newfoundland band Sons Of Erin. The guitar chords are the work of Marc Fahrbach and recorded by Sons Of Erin about young men going to die in wars (probably the 1st and 2nd world war) and leaving their grieving wifes and mothers behind. I assume it's from Scotland due to the words fife, wee and heather.


Intro: D-D-G-D   D-A-D-D


Come a(D)way bonnie lad, it’s (G)making me (D)sad

I’ve loved you these twenty long (A)years

You’re as (D)pure as the heather my (G)bonnie wee (D)lad

Come away it is the (A)fifes that I (D)hear.


You’re the (D)lightness, my son of your (G)father who’s (D)gone

From the earth and I well do re(A)call

T’was a (D)morning like this when he (G)chanced for to (D)hear

The fifes calling (A)out one and (D)all.


If you (D)follow the fifes you will (G)ne’er see a(D)gain

The sweet purple heather in (A)bloom

I (D)once said the same to your (G)father in (D)vain

As the fife was lure (A)playing their (D)tune.


Play one verse instrumentally


Come a(D)way it is the fifes, they’re (G)playing a (D)tune

For the likes of you to be (A)ready

They’re (D)playing a tune I re(G)member so (D)well

When I last saw your (A)father, dear (D)laddie.


Come a(D)way bonnie lad, t’is/this? (G) ..... t’is (D)sad

When I hear of a yonder blue (A)heather

T’is the (D)pipers again calling (G)out the young (D)men

To die in the (A)fields of en(D)deavour.


Repeat 1st verse




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