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Freedom Sons Rebel Song

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Freedom Sons Lyrics And Guitar Chords written by Tommy Makem Recorded by the Clancy Brothers in the key of C major. Some other versions are in D with capo on 2nd fret, a fine song commeratimg the men and women of the Easter 1916 rising

Chorus or instrumental Intro


At (F)Easter (C)time (G) nineteen-six(C)teen - F - C

When (C)flowers (F)blo(G)omed and leaves were (Am)green

There (C)dawned a (F)day (G) when freedom’s (Am)cry

Called (F)on brave (C)men (G) come fight or (C)die. - F - C



They (C)were the (F)men with the (Em)vision the (F)men with the (C)cause

The (Am)men who de(Em)fied their op(G)pressors (Am)laws

The (F)men who (Em)traded their (F)chains for (C)guns

(Am)Born into (Em)slavery they were (G)freedom’s (C)sons. - F - C


In (F)Dublin (C)town (G) they fought and (C)died - F - C

With (C)Pearse Mc(F)Der(G)mott and Mc(Am)Bride

Our(C)selves a(F)lone (G) their battle (Am)cry

And (F)freedom (C)rang (G) through that Easter (C) sky. - F - C




A (F)poets (C)dream (G) had sparked that (C)flame - F - C

A (C)raging (F)fire (G) it soon be(Am)came

And (C)from that (F)fire (G) of desti(Am)ny

A(F)rose a (C)nation (G)proud and (C)free. - F - C




Six (F)counties (C)are (G) in bondage (C)still - F - C

They (C)died brave (F)men (G) was this their (Am)will

Un(C)til we're (F)free (G) and oppression (Am)ceased

Only (F)then brave (C)men (G) shall sleep in (C)peace. - F - C




Optional ending: Last verse with changed key


Six (G)counties (D)are (A) in bondage (D)still - G - D

They (D)died brave (G)men (A) was this their (Bm)will

Un(D)til we're (G)free (A) and oppression (Bm)ceased

Only (G)then brave (D)men (A) shall sleep in (D)peace. - G - D


They (D)were the (G)men with the (F#m)vision the (G)men with the (D)cause

The (Bm)men who de(F#m)fied their op(A)pressors (Bm)laws

The (G)men who (F#m)traded their (G)chains for (D)guns

(Bm)Born into (F#m)slavery they were (A)freedom’s (D)sons. - G - D


Repeat Chorus fading


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