Altan - White Birds Guitar Chords

Altan

celtic, celtic rock, irish folk, irish neo-traditional

Chords: Em, C, G, D, A, Am, F, Dsus2, Dsus4
Altan - White Birds


CAPO: 2nd Fret



[Intro]
Em  C  G  D  (2x)

[Verse 1]
  Em            C          G  D
I would that we were, my beloved
      Em           C           G  D
White birds on the foam of the sea__
   Em          C          G   D
We tire of the flame of a meteor
  A           G        D
Before it can fade and flee


[Verse 2]
        C     G  Am  G            D  Em
And the flame of the blue star of twilight
     C          G          D
Hung low on the rim of the sky
     C            G            D  Em
Has awaked in our hearts, my beloved
  C  G             D
A sadness that may not die


[Verse 3]
  Em        C                G    D
A weariness comes from those dreamers
    Em           C        G  D
Dew-dabbled, the lily and rose__
    Em           C          G  D
Ah, dream not of that, my beloved
         A            G           D
Burn the flame of the meteor that goes


[Verse 4]
       C     G  Am  G              D   Em
Or the flame of the blue star that lingers
     C          G           D
Hung low in the fall of the dew
      C             G                D                      Em
For I would we were changed To white birds on the wandering foam
C  G      D
I____ and you


[Instrumental]
C  G  C  G  C  Em  C  Em  F  C  D  Dsus2 Dsus4 D   Dsus2 Dsus4 D


[Verse 5]
     Em         C          G D
I am haunted by numberless islands
    Em     C      G  D
And many a Danaan shore
     Em         C         G   D
When time would surely forget us
    A           G          D
And sorrow come near us no more


[Verse 6]
     C   G    Am  G            D  Em
Soon far from the rose and the lily__
     C            G               D
And afraid of the flames would we be
        C          G           D  Em
Were we only white birds, my beloved
      C          G           D
Right out of the foam of the sea
        C          G           D  Em
Were we only white birds, my beloved
      C          G           D
Right out of the foam of the sea

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