To play along with the Dubliner's and Jim McCann's version place a capo on the 3rd fret and play these
we gather in the chapel here,in[C] old Kilmainham [D]jail,
I[C] think about the[G] last few weeks,Oh will they say we [Am]failed,
From our[G] school days they have told us we must [C]yearn for liber[D]ty,
Yet[C] all I want in[G] this dark place is to[D] have you here with[G] me.
Oh[D] Grace just hold me in your arms,and[C] let this moment[G] linger,
They[C] take me out at[G] dawn and[Am] I will[D] die,
With all my love I place this wedding[C] ring upon your [G]finger,
There[C] wont be time to[G] share our love so[D] we must say good[G]bye.
Now I know it's hard for you my love to ever understand,
The love I bear for these brave men my love for this brave land,
But wheb Padraic called me to his side down i the G.P.O.
I had to leave my own sick bed,to him I had to go.
Key change for this verse
Now[A] as the dawn is breaking,
my [D]heart is breaking [E]too
On [D]this May morn' as [A]I walk out, my [Bm]thoughts will be of [E]you
And I'll [A]write
some words upon the wall so [D]everyone will [E]know
I [D]loved so much that [A]I could see His [E]Blood Upon The [A]Rose