C           Am       Dm            F G

Come over the hill my bonnie Irish girl

          C            Am            F   EM

Come over the hill to your darling

   F                      C                  Dm              F 

You’ll choose the road love and I’ll make the vow

        C              F     C        G  C

And I’ll be your true love forever

                  C             Am                Dm                F  G

CHORUS:   Red is the rose, that in yonder garden grows

                C               Am           F Em

                Fair is the Lily of the Valley

                 F       G       C                F               Am   G

                Clear is the water that flows from the Boyne

                      C              F   C           G C

                But my love is fairer than any

It was down by Killarney’s green woods that we strayed

The moon and the stars they were shining

And the moon cast it’s rays on her locks of golden hair

And she swore she’d be my love forever


It’s not for the parting with my sister Kate

It’s not for the grief of my mother

It’s all for the loss of my bonnie Irish girl

That my heart is breaking forever


NOTE:  You can use either a G or an Em on the last word of the second line of both verse and chorus.  I have varied it here and played Em first few times and G later on just to show the variation.  I personally prefer the Em option but it is your own choice.