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Lyr/Chords Req: Minstrel Boy

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THE MINSTREL BOY


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GUEST,Dan Evergreen 20 Apr 00 - 10:27 AM
GMT 20 Apr 00 - 10:36 AM
GUEST 20 Apr 00 - 11:08 AM
Irish sergeant 20 Apr 00 - 06:06 PM
Mbo 20 Apr 00 - 06:08 PM
Irish sergeant 20 Apr 00 - 08:25 PM
GUEST,squonk_1988@yahoo.com 04 Jul 04 - 10:38 AM
GUEST,pvthoveycsa@charter.net 17 Aug 04 - 10:49 PM
masato sakurai 17 Aug 04 - 10:57 PM
GUEST 20 Jan 11 - 10:03 PM
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Subject: Minstrel Boy
From: GUEST,Dan Evergreen
Date: 20 Apr 00 - 10:27 AM

The words are in the trad but I would love to have the chords. Thanks, somebody. Cheers from the South.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: THE MINSTREL BOY TO THE WAR ...^^^
From: GMT
Date: 20 Apr 00 - 10:36 AM

Guest Dan,

Hope this meets your needs. A chord pro version I aquired from somewhere !!

THE MINSTREL BOY TO THE WAR HAS GONE

The [D]minstrel boy to the war [A]has [D]gone.
In the [G]ranks [D]of death you will [A]find [D]him.,br> His father's sword he has gir[A]ded [D]on
And his [G]wild [D]harp slung be[A]hind [D]him.

[Bm]"Land [A]of [G]song," [A]said the [G]war[A]rior [D]bard,
"Though [G]all the world be[A]tray [D]thee,
One sword at least thy roads [A]shall [D]guard,
One [G]faithDful heart shall [A]praise [D]thee."

The minstrel fell, but the foeman's chain
Could not bring that proud soul under.
The harp he loved never spoke again,
For he tore its cords asunder,

And said, "No chain shall sully thee
Thou soul of love and bravery.
My songs remain for the pure and free.
They shall never sound in slavery."

Cheers
Gary ^^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Minstrel Boy
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Apr 00 - 11:08 AM

Song and tune are in DT. There are also old threads on "The Minstrel Boy"


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Minstrel Boy ^^^
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 20 Apr 00 - 06:06 PM

There is a third verse to the Minstrel Boy
The minstrel boy shall return again
When we hear the new we shall cheer it
The minstrel boy shall return again
Torn perhaps in body not in spirit.
And then may he play his harp in peace,
in a world as heaven intended.
When all the words of war shall cease
and every battle must be ended.

I have the version with the chords in key of D as above but I also have a version in key of C if you're interested. Contact me at writer@a-znet.com and I'll see If I can send them via attachment. Neil ^^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Minstrel Boy
From: Mbo
Date: 20 Apr 00 - 06:08 PM

Thanks Sarge! I really love this song, but always thought it was too short...thanks for the extra verse!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Minstrel Boy
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 20 Apr 00 - 08:25 PM

Mbo: Me too. Some fellow reenactors from the 25th Mass. Infantry gave me their song book and it is in there. The problem I see is that no-one really knows just how many verses Thomas More wrote for the song Slainte, Neil


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Minstrel Boy
From: GUEST,squonk_1988@yahoo.com
Date: 04 Jul 04 - 10:38 AM

Thanks a lot sergn't,this song is one of the most beautyful I've ever heard...I'm sure that the best version is the one sung by Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros in Black Hawk Down...amazing viva el city rocker Joe Strummer
kisses from Italy


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Minstrel Boy
From: GUEST,pvthoveycsa@charter.net
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 10:49 PM

Hello to All, does anybody have the tablature for this tune in the melodic style? Am I asking the impossible? Hope someone can help,

                        a melodic banjo player, and confederate reenactor, Byron


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Minstrel Boy
From: masato sakurai
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 10:57 PM

Misc irish: The Minstrel Boy guitar tabs.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: THE MINSTREL BOY
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jan 11 - 10:03 PM

MINSTREL BOY    (video)    (intro)

    G - C - G - C     - G - Em - D - G (4x)

              G          C              G           C
1. The minstrel boy to the war has gone,
               G           Em              D    G
    in the ranks of death you'll find him.
           G              C                G        C
    His father's sword he has girded on,
                   G           Em         D     G
    and his wild harp slung behind him.

    Em          C                      D                 - G
    Land of Song! said the warrior bard,
               Em       Bm          C      D
    though all the world betrays thee,
               G           C            G                 C
    one sword, at least, thy rights shall guard,
            G        Em              D        G
    one faithful harp shall praise thee !

+ G - F - G - F  (2x)     + G - C - G - C   - G - Em - D - G (2x)

             G          C                 G              C
2. The minstrel fell, but the foeman's chains
                      G             Em           D  G
    could not bring this proud soul under.
             G          C                   G        C
    The harp he loved never spoke again,
               G           Em        D   G
    for he tore its chords asunder.

            Em           C               D       G
    And said, no chains shall sully thee,
             Em     Bm            C    D
    thou soul of love and bravery !
             G                 C                  G             C
    Thy songs were made for the pure and free,
                      G      Em           D   G
    they shall never sound in slavery !

    G - C - G - C     - G - Em - D - G (3x) ?.

(John Strummer & The Mescaleros)


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