Guitar Chords Intro: D-G-Em-A
True (D)Patriots of (G)Erin's Isle, come (Em)listen to me (A)song
Let's com(D)memorate and (G)celebrate our (Em)heroes dead and (A)gone
Well (D)honor all our (G)martyred sons with (Em)courage proud and (A)great,
Who (D)nobly died for Ireland in the (Em)year of (A)ninety-(D)eight.
Two (Bm)hundred years have passed away since (A)brave Lord Edward (Bm)died,
His (D)memory all Irish hearts inspire with (A)hope and (D)pride,
The (G)Lion of the (D)Geraldires he (Em)scorned their Lordly (Bm)state,
And (D)bravely fell for liberty with the (Em)men of (A)ninety-(D)eight.
For the (G)Volunteers of Ireland they (D)come
from near and far,
And well sing a rousing chorus from Bel(Em)fast
All (D)patriots of Erin with pride commemo(Bm)rate
And (D)glory to the women and the (Em)men
To (D)gallant men a (G)monument we'll (Em)raise in Dublin (A)Town,
Quite (D)heedless of the (G)English sneers, like(Em)wise the Tory (A)frown,
The (D)Orange and the (G)Green will twine though (Em)Politicians (A)prate,
And (D)stand United Irishmen like (Em)those of (A)ninety-(D)eight.
From (Bm)Antrim Town to Wexford and west to (A)Castle(Bm)bar,
Our (D)rallying cry for Ireland was remember (A)Willie (D)Orr
The (G)Brothers Shears and (D)Henry Joy, Mun(Em)roe, we'll vene(Bm)rate,
And (D)honor to their memory boys who (Em)fell in (A)ninety-(D)eight.
Brave (D)Fathers Roche and (G)Murphy, Michael (Em)Dwyer and Joseph (A)Holt,
And (D)Doyle from old Kil(G)cullan who (Em)forced Dundas to (A)halt
They (D)took the field for (G)fatherland, no (Em)foreigner dic(A)tate
The (D)action or the words of those brave(Em)men of (A)ninety-(D)eight.
No (Bm)English rule from London, Irish spirit (A)they'll sub(Bm)due
We'll (D)meet them as our fathers did, at Oulart (A)and Car(D)mew
Our (G)energies in (D)Ireland's cause, we (Em)never will a(Bm)bate.
But take (D)courage and example from the (Em)men of (A)ninety-(D)eight.
Then (D)here's to all the (G)Calins true, who with their (Em)brothers (A)fought
And (D)Betsy Grey who (G)fell with all the (Em)rebels from the (A)North
The (D)heroins of (G)Wexford, who fell (Em)at the siege of (A)Ross.
And (D)Mary Ann McCracken who (Em)mourned her (A)brother's (D)loss
Oh (Bm)blessing on their memories boys, who stuck the (A)tyrant (Bm)down,
And (D)peace and glory to their souls who won the (A)martyr's (D)crown
Oh (G)never let us (D)e’er forget their (Em)deeds to emu(Bm)late
And (D)be prepared for freedom's call, like (Em)those of (A)ninety-(D)eight.