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Original English lyrics by Peadar Kearney and Patrick Heeney, 1907 was sung as a marching tune during the 1916 rebellion at the GPO only the Chorus is officially designated as the National Anthem

Amhrán na bhFiann

by Peadar Kearney and Patrick Heeney
Amhrán na bhFiann (pron. Aw-rahn na Vee-an)
National Anthem of Ireland

We'll [G] sing a song, a [C] soldier's [G] song,
With [C] cheering [G] rousing [D] cho-rus,
As [G] round our blazing [C] fires we [G] throng,
The [D] starry [A7] heavens [D] o'er us;
Im- [C] patient for the [G] coming fight,
And [D] as we wait [A7] the [D] morning's light,
Here [G] in the [D] silence [C] of the [Bm] night,
We'll [G] chant a [D] soldier's [G] song.

[G] Soldiers are we
whose [C] lives are pledged to [G] Ireland;
[Em] Some [Bm] have [A7] come
from a land beyond the [D7] wave.
[G] Sworn to be free,
No [C] more our ancient [G] sire land
Shall [Bm] shelter the despot [A] or the [D] slave.
To- [C] night we man the [G] Bhear-na Baoil (warna wheel - gap of danger)
In [Bm] Erin's cause, come [D] woe or [A] weal
'Mid [G] cannons roar and [C] rifles [G] peal,
We'll [G] chant a [D] soldier's [G] song.

In valley green, on towering crag,
Our fathers fought before us,
And conquered 'neath the same old flag
That's proudly floating o'er us.
We're children of a fighting race,
That never yet has known disgrace,
And as we march, the foe to face,
We'll chant a soldier's song.