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Learn An Irish Song

(These are songs you may well hear sung in an Irish pub.They all could possibly be classified as folk songs or traditional songs. I have invited a number of my friends to sing some of them.)

The 1st column in green contains the sung (vocal) version for the purposes of learning the correct version of the song.

Where there are 2 versions of the song (F) will be a female vocalist and (M) will be a male vocalist

These songs may be a variation of what you have heard but should be close to what is sung in Irish pubs. 

The 2nd column contains a midifile version of the song as used in the song itself and can be used to sing along with.

The midifile may not be in the same key as the song in the green column but can be altered.

If you download Van Basco's Karaoke (free) you can alter the pitch (Key) and the tempo (Speed) of the song to your own specifications

The 3rd column contains a lyrics/chords sheet as used with the song. The chords and/or the words on the document may not exactly match the key of the song in the green column so use your own discretion.Altering the chords and the use of capos may be required while accompanying the song to facilitate key and pitch.

The comments column may contain extra information. 

(Please allow for differences in the way you may have heard the songs sung prevously. There are many reasons why singers perform the same song differently. Also, you may have to transpose the midifile or alter the tempo and change the key/chords on the lyrics sheet to suit your voice and/or pitch.)

PLEASE DO SOURCE THE ORIGINAL SONGS BY THE SONGWRITERS AND/OR THE SINGERS

Any information on the singers performing these songs on this website may be had on request at the email address below

Comments to:  flennon0@gmail.com 

SONG BACKING TRACK MIDIFILE LYRICS/CHORDS COMMENTS
A Bunch Of Thyme A Bunch Of Thyme A Bunch Of Thyme ------

Aghadoe

Aghadoe Aghadoe Ireland's troubled relationship with England described in one song
A Nation Once Again A Nation Once Again A Nation Once Again A millenium held aspiration
All For Me Grog All For Me Grog All For Me Grog You can lose everything to the booze
Arthur McBride Arthur McBride Arthur McBride
Avondale Avondale Avondale The home of Charles Stewart Parnell
Black Velvet Band Black Velvet Band Black Velvet Band ----
Boolavogue Boolavogue Boolavogue -------
Carrickfergus Carrickfergus Carrickfergus The town has a great castle
Danny Boy Danny Boy Danny Boy Probably the best internationally known Irish song
Dirty Old Town (F) Dirty Old Town Dirty Old Town Performed here by Deirdre Farrell
Dirty Old Town (M) Dirty Old Town Dirty Old Town Ewan MacColl's song about Salford in England
Easy and Slow Easy and Slow Easy and Slow ....Performed here by John Mc Donnell
Fiddler's Green Fiddler's Green Fiddler's Green -----
Flower Of Scotland (F) Flower Of Scotland Flower Of Scotland Composed by Roy Williamson(RIP) of The Corries.Performed here by Ruth Flood
Flower Of Scotland (M) Flower Of Scotland Flower Of Scotland

Composed by Roy Williamson(RIP) of The Corries

Four Green Fields Four Green Fields Four Green Fields The four provinces of Ireland defined as fields belonging to Mother Ireland. A Tommy Makem song
Galway Bay Galway Bay Galway Bay A beautiful old style song about Galway Bay.  Performed here by Valerie Maguire
Go Lassie Go Go Lassie Go Go Lassie Go ---
Grace Grace Grace Written in 1985 by Frank and Seán O’Meara and recorded by Jim McCann and Rod Stewart.Recounting the story of the marriage of Joseph Plunkett and Grace Gifford in Kilmainham Jail a few hours before his firing squad  execution by British soldiers in 1916.Performed here by Orlagh Wilson
I Know Where I'm Going I Know Where I'm Going I Know Where I'm Going A very old love song
Immigrant Eyes Immigrant Eyes Immigrant Eyes A Guy Clark song of immigration into the USA. Performed here by John Keane and dedicated to his grandson Oliver John Desmond Keane
I Never Will Marry I Never Will Marry I Never Will Marry Performed here by Valerie Maguire
I'll Tell Me Ma I'll Tell Me Ma I'll Tell Me Ma ....
Joe Hill Joe Hill Joe Hill The tragic story of a Union man framed and hanged for murder.Performed here by John Keane
Kelly, The Boy From Killane Kelly, The Boy From Killane Kelly, The Boy From Killane ..
Love Is Pleasing Love Is Pleasing Love Is Pleasing ..
Maggie Maggie Maggie ..
Mary From Dungloe Mary From Dungloe Mary From Dungloe Original and finest version by Emmett Spiceland.Performed here by Willie John Creedon
Molly Malone (F) Molly Malone Molly Malone The song that is synonomous with Dublin, Ireland.Performed here by Collette Reddy
Molly Malone (M) Molly Malone Molly Malone Molly Malone's statue can be viewed off Grafton Street in Dublin
Noreen Bawn Noreen Bawn Noreen Bawn An emigrant girl returns to Ireland to die.Performed here by Deirdre Farrell
Only Her Rivers Run Free (F) Only Her Rivers Run Free Only Her Rivers Run Free Will Ireland ever be wholly free? Performed here by Valerie Maguire
Only Her Rivers Run Free (M) Only Her Rivers Run Free Only Her Rivers Run Free .....
Peggy Gordon Peggy Gordon Peggy Gordon ....
Raglan Road Raglan Road Raglan Road The words of poet Patrick Kavanagh set to the air of "The Dawning Of The Day".Performed here by John McDonnell.
Red Is The Rose Red Is The Rose Red Is The Rose
Red Rose Cafe Red Rose Cafe Red Rose Cafe Performed here by Paul Gorey
Sam Hall Sam Hall Sam Hall
She Moved Through The Fair She Moved Through The Fair She Moved Through The Fair An extremely haunting love song. Performed here by Orlagh Wilson
The Band Played Waltzing Matilda The Band Played Waltzing Matilda The Band Played Waltzing Matilda Written by one of the finest songwriters of our time, Eric Bogle, a Scotsman residing in Australia. Performed here by Deborah Hendley
The Cliffs Of Dooneen The Cliffs Of Dooneen The Cliffs Of Dooneen Listen to Planxty perform this. Performed here by Eddie Behan
The Green Fields Of France The Green Fields Of France The Green Fields Of France Written by Eric Bogle one of this century's finest songwriters. Performed here by Sandra Wilson
The Lakes Of Pontchartrain The Lakes Of Pontchartrain The Lakes Of Pontchartrain A traditional song of rejected love from New Orleans. There is a great version by Paul Brady. Performed here by Aine Mc Elroy
The Leaving Of Liverpool The Leaving Of Liverpool The Leaving Of Liverpool Performed here by Phillip Flood
The Night Visiting Song The Night Visiting Song The Night Visiting Song One of Luke Kelly's many great songs
The Oul Triangle The Oul Triangle The Oul Triangle

Performed here by Deborah Hendley.                    Based on the performance in the Albert Hall, London celebrating "The Gathering"

The Patriot Game The Patriot Game The Patriot Game Written by Dominic Behan brother of Brendan. Performed here by Eddie Behan
The Rose Of Clare The Rose Of Clare The Rose Of Clare ..
The Spanish Lady The Spanish Lady The Spanish Lady .Performed here by Cian Dwyer.
Whiskey In The Jar Whiskey In The Jar Whiskey In The Jar Performed here by Collette Reddy
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