FOUR GREEN FIELDS

 

 

[G] "What [D] did I [G] have?" said the [C] fine old [G] woman.

"Whad [D] did I [G] have?" this [C] proud old woman did [D] say

"I had [G] four [D] green [G] fields, each one [C] was a [D] jewel,

But [C] stran[D]gers [G] came and [C] tried to take them from [D] me

I had [G] fine [C] strong [G] sons, they fought to [C] save my [D] jewels;

They [C] fought [D] and [G] died, and [D] that was my [C] grief" said [G] she.

 

"Long time ago" said the fine old woman

"Long time ago" this proud old woman did say

"There was war and death, plundering and pillage

My children starved, by mountain, valley and sea

And their wailing cries, they shook the very heavens;

My four green fields ran red with their blood" said she.

 

"What have I now?" said the proud old woman

"What have I now?" this proud old woman did say

"I have four green fields, one of them`s in bondage

In stranger`s hands that tried to take it from me

But my sons have sons as brave as were their fathers;

My fourth green field shall bloom once again" said she.