Misc Irish - The Minstrel Boy First Version: chords and tabs for the song. Watch chords and tablatures for all songs of the singer (group) Misc Irish. Other chords and tabs for the "The Minstrel Boy" can find at the bottom of the page.
The subject line is the name of a movie (since I don't know the name of the song :-( ). The song is sung by Sean Connery and Michael Caine in the movie. I think it is an old Irish or Scottish war/glory/ love/sacrifice ballad. It has a haunting melody and I would love to get chords and tab. Sorry if this is pretty vague :-( Rick Here are the chords to the traditional Irish song, "The Minstrel Boy to the War Has Gone" (I just checked my songbook: I _do_ have tab. It will take me some time (over the weekend, I think) to get it into machine-readable form I'll be following this up then.) THE MINSTREL BOY TO THE WAR HAS GONE (Traditional) D A D The minstrel boy to the war has gone. G D A D In the ranks of death you will find him. A D His father's sword he has girded on G D A D And his wild harp slung behind him. Bm A G A G A D "Land of song," said the warrior bard, G A D "Though all the world betray thee, A D One sword at least thy roads shall guard, G A D One faithDful heart shall praise 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." -- | ELYOT: Nasty insistent little tune. -- Alan Bostick | AMANDA: Extraordinary how potent cheap music is. finger for PGP public key Key fingerprint 50 22 FB 46 41 A3 17 9D F7 33 E1 4E 1C 89 79