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Song: Mná na hÉireann
Artist: Kate Bush
Music: Seán Ó Riada
Poem: Peadar Ó Doirnín
Arrangement: Kate Bush with Dónal Lunny and Fiachra Trench
Album: Common ground - Voices of modern Irish music
Tabbed by DJ
23rd Feb 2016

Hear the track at this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv81scScSto

CAPO: 2nd fret (Sounds in the key of Bm)

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
Am   = x02210   Am7   = x02010   Em    = 022000
A4   = x02230   Asus2 = x02200   Dsus2 = xx0230
D/A  = x00232   Cadd9 = x32030
D7/A = x00212   D     = xx0232
D6/A = x00202   G     = 320033

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[Intro]
  Am       A4 Am   D/A     D7/A D6/A  Am           D/A
| /  /  /  /__/  |  /  /  /  /___/ |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |

  Am7            D/A          Asus2           D/A
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 1]
            Am7                D/A
Tá bean in Éirinn a phronnfadh séad domh
       Am         D/A
Is mo sháith le n-ól
               Am7                 D/A
Is tá bean in Éirinn is ba bhinne léithe
   Cadd9   D              G
Mo ráfla ceoil ná seinm théad
             Em              Dsus2     Cadd9
Atá bean in Éirinn is níorbh fhearr léi beo
             Am7               D         Cadd9  D    G
Mise ag léimnigh nó leagtha i gcré is mo thárr faoi fhód


[Verse 2]
            Am7     Cadd9      D
Tá bean in Éirinn a bheadh ag éad liom
        Am7           D
Mur' bhfaighfinn ach póg
            Am7        Cadd9     D
Ó bhean ar aonach, nach ait an scéala,
      Cadd9        D                G
Is mo dháimh féin leo, tá bean ab fhearr liom
            Em               Dsus2     Cadd9
Nó cath is céad dhíobh nach bhfagham go deo
                   Am7   Cadd9       D
Is tá cailín spéiriúil ag fear gan Bhéarla,
     Cadd9 D   G
Dubhghránna   cróin


[Violin Break]
  Am       A4 Am   D/A     D7/A D6/A  Am           D/A
| /  /  /  /__/  |  /  /  /  /___/ |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  / |

  Am7            D/A          Asus2           D/A
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 3]
            Am7           D/A
Tá bean a déarfadh dá siulfainn léi
     Am            D/A
Go bhfaighinn an t-ór
                Am7             D/A
Is tá bean 'na léine is fearr a méin
      Cadd9  D               G
Ná na táinte bó le bean a bhuairfeadh
         Em        Dsus2       Cadd9
Baile an Mhaoir is clár Thír Eoghain,
                Am7                 D/A      Cadd9    D  G
Is ní fheicim leigheas ar mo ghalar féin ach scaird a dh'ól


***************************************************************

There's a woman in Ireland who'd give me a gem,
And my fill to drink,
There's a woman in Ireland,
To whom my singing is sweeter than the music of strings,
There's a woman in Ireland,
Who would much prefer me leaping,
Than laid in the clay and my belly under the sod

There's a woman in Ireland who'd envy me,
If I got naught but a kiss from a woman at a fair,
Isn't it strange and the love I have for them,
There's a woman I'd prefer to a battalion,
And a hundred of them whom I will never get,
And an ugly, swarthy man with no English has a beautiful girl

There's a woman who would say,
That if I walked with her I'd get the gold,
And there's the woman of the shirt
Whose mien is better than herds of cows,
With a woman who would deafen Baile an Mhaoir
And the plain of Tyrone,
And I see no cure for my disease, but to have a drink

            
            
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Mats Fagergren 2,214 Feb 26, 2016 09:02 AM

Magic. I do not know Galic even if I have in Cwbranm ..But one thing is for sure: Its a fantastic song/meoldy and perfect chords/Tabs ...!!!

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