Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!


Here’s a collection of Ukulele chords for popular Irish folk songs!

“Danny Boy” in G Major

This iconic Irish ballad is about a young man who is leaving home and saying goodbye to his loved ones.

Chords Used in Standard C Tuning (GCEA):

G
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G7
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
C
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Am
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D7
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
D
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!

“Whiskey in the Jar” in C Major

This traditional Irish folk song tells the story of a highwayman who is betrayed by his lover.

Chords Used in Standard C Tuning (GCEA):

C
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F
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
Am
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
G
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[Intro]
C F
 
 
[Verse 1]
C   C                         Am
 As I was a goin' over the far  famed Kerry mountains
  F                                C
I met with captain Farrell and his money he was counting
                                 Am
I first produced my pistol and I then produced my rapier
       F                          C
Saying "Stand and deliver" for he were a bold deceiver
      G
Musha ring duma do duma da
C
 Whack for my daddyo
F
 Whack for my daddyo
        C       G         C
There's whiskey in the jar
 
 
[Verse 2]
  C                            Am
I counted out his money and it made a pretty penny
  F                         C
I put it in me pocket and I took it home to Jenny
                                  Am
She sighed and she swore that she never would deceive me
        F                             C
But the devil take the women for they never can be easy
      G
Musha ring duma do duma da
C
 Whack for my daddyo
F
 Whack for my daddyo
        C       G      C
There's whiskey in the jar
 
 
[Verse 3]
  C                          Am
I went up to my chamber, all for to take a slumber
  F                                 C
I dreamt of gold and jewels and for sure 't was no wonder
                                  Am
But Jenny drew me charges and she filled them up with water
     F                              C
Then sent for captain Farrell to be ready for the slaughter
      G
Musha ring duma do duma da
C
 Whack for my daddyo
F
 Whack for my daddyo
        C       G      C
There's whiskey in the jar
 
 
[Verse 4]
      C                            Am
'Twas early in the morning, just before I rose to travel
   F                           C
Up comes a band of footmen and likewise captain Farrell
                                   Am
I first produced me pistol for she stole away me rapier
  F                              C
I couldn't shoot the water, so a prisoner I was taken
      G
Musha ring duma do duma da
C
 Whack for my daddyo
F
 Whack for my daddyo
        C       G      C
There's whiskey in the jar
 
 
[Verse 5]
            C                        Am
Now there's some take delight in the carriages arollin'
    F                              C
And others take delight in the hurling and the bowling
                          Am
But I take delight in the juice of the barley
    F                                     C
And courting pretty fair maids in the morning bright and early
      G
Musha ring duma do duma da
C
 Whack for my daddyo
F
 Whack for my daddyo
        C       G      C
There's whiskey in the jar
 
 
[Verse 6]
   C                          Am
If anyone can aid me 't is my brother in the army
   F                         C
If I can find his station in Cork or in Killarney
                                  Am
And if he'll go with me, we'll go rovin' through Killkenny
        F                                     C
And I'm sure he'll treat me better than my own asporting Jenny
      G
Musha ring duma do duma da
C
 Whack for my daddyo
F
 Whack for my daddyo
        C       G      C
There's whiskey in the jar
 
 
[Outro]
      G
Musha ring duma do duma da
C
 Whack for my daddyo
F
 Whack for my daddyo
        C       G      C
There's whiskey in the jar

“The Wild Rover” in G Major

This traditional Irish folk song is about a man who has spent all of his money on alcohol and is now returning home.

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Chords Used in Standard C Tuning (GCEA):

G
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C
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D7
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
[Intro]
G
 

[Verse 1]
G                                       C
 I've been a wild rover for manys a year
      G            D7                   G
And I spent all me money on whiskey and beer
                                         C
But now I'm returning with gold in great store
      G          D7                     G
And I never will play the wild rover no more
 
 
[Chorus]
         D7
And it's no, nay, never
G                  C
 No, nay, never no more
       G             C
Will I play the wild rover
    G      D7 G
No, never, no more
 
 
[Verse 2]
G                                     C
 I went into an alehouse I used to frequent
      G            D7                G
And I told the landlady me money was spent
                                            C
I asked her for credit, she answered me "nay
       G         D7                        G
Such a custom as yours I can have everyday"
 
 
[Chorus]
         D7
And it's no, nay, never
G                  C
 No, nay, never no more
       G             C
Will I play the wild rover
    G      D7 G
No, never, no more
 
 
[Verse 3]
G                                          C
 I then took from me pocket ten sovereigns bright
        G              D7                   G
And the landlady's eyes  opened wide with delight
                                               C
She says "I have whiskeys and wines of the best
        G              D7                   G
And the words that you told me were only in jest"
 
 
[Chorus]
         D7
And it's no, nay, never
G                  C
 No, nay, never no more
       G             C
Will I play the wild rover
    G      D7 G
No, never, no more
 
 
[Verse 4]
G                                              C
 I'll go home to my parents, confess what I've done
         G              D7                 G
And I'll ask them to pardon their prodigal son
                                           C
And when they've caressed me as ofttimes before
  G          D7                     G
I never will play the wild rover no more
 
 
[Chorus]
         D7
And it's no, nay, never
G                  C
 No, nay, never no more
       G             C
Will I play the wild rover
    G      D7 G
No, never, no more
 
 
[Outro]
         D7
And it's no, nay, never
G                  C
 No, nay, never no more
       G             C
Will I play the wild rover
    G      D7 G
No, never, no more

“The Fields of Athenry” in E Major

This song tells the story of a man who is forced to leave his family and home in Ireland during the Great Famine.

Chords Used in CGEA Tuning:

B7
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E
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A
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
C#m
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
[Intro]
B7

 
[Verse 1]
E     E
 By a lonely prison wall
  A                  E  B7
I heard a young girl calling
E                A           B7
Michael they are taking you away
        E                    A
For you stole Trevelyans corn
       E                       B7
So the young might see the morn
                                      E
Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay
 
 
[Chorus]
E   A       E              C#m
Low lie the fields of Athenry 
      E                                    B7
Where once we watched the small free birds fly
    E               A
Our love was on the wing
       E                   B7
We had Dreams and songs to sing
                                        E
It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry
 
 
[Verse 2]
     E
By a lonely prison wall
  A                 E  B7
I heard a young man calling
E               A                B7
Nothing matters Mary when you're free
            E              A
Against the famine and the crown
    E                      B7
I rebelled they cut me down
                                         E
Now you must raise our child with dignity

 

[Chorus]
E   A       E              C#m
Low lie the fields of Athenry 
      E                                    B7
Where once we watched the small free birds fly
    E               A
Our love was on the wing
       E                   B7
We had Dreams and songs to sing
                                        E
It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry
 
 
[Verse 3]
     E
By a lonely harbour wall
    A                     E  B7
She watched the last star falling
       E                  A               B7
As the prison ship sailed out against the sky
        E                 A
For she lives to hope and pray
        E                 B7
For her love in Botany bay
                                        E
It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry
 
 
[Chorus]
E   A       E              C#m
Low lie the fields of Athenry 
      E                                    B7
Where once we watched the small free birds fly
    E               A
Our love was on the wing
       E                   B7
We had Dreams and songs to sing
                                        E A E
It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry

“Galway Girl” in D Major

This song, written and performed by Steve Earle, tells the story of a man who falls in love with a Galway girl.

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Chords Used in Standard C Tuning (GCEA):

D
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G
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Bm
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A
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Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!

“Irish Rover” in G Major

This song tells the story of a ship called the Irish Rover, which sets sail from Ireland and encounters various adventures along the way.

Chords Used in Standard C Tuning (GCEA):

G
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C
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
D
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
Em
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
D7
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
[VERSE 1]
       G                         C
In the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and six 
       G                          D
We set sail from the Cobh quay of Cork 
        G                            C
We were sailing away with a cargo of bricks 
        G          D           G
For the grand city hall in New York
        G                      D
Twas an elegant craft, she was rigged fore and aft 
    G                   D
And how the trade winds drove her 
        G                          Em            C
She had twenty-three masts and she stood several blasts 
         G                    D7 G
And they called her the Irish Ro-ver
 
 
[VERSE 2]
       G                       C
We had one million bags of the best Sligo rags
       G                      D
We had two million barrels of stones
       G                          C
We had three million sides of old blind horses hides
       G            D          G
We had four million barrels of bone
       G                  D
We had five million hogs, six million dogs
G                        D
Seven million barrels of porter
       G                          Em          C
We had eight million bales of old nanny goats tails
       G                 D7 G
In the hold of the Irish Ro-ver
 
 
[VERSE 3]
          G                     C
There was Barney McGee from the banks of the Lee
          G                 D
There was Hogan from County Tyrone
          G                      C
There was Johnny McGuirk who was scared stiff of work
      G             D           G
And a chap from Westmeath named Malone
          G                       D
There was Slugger O'Toole who was drunk as a rule
    G                        D
And fighting Bill Tracy from Dover
         G                        Em           C
And your man Mick McCann from the banks of the Bann
        G                    D7 G
Was the skipper of the Irish Ro-ver
 
 
[VERSE 4]
       G                           C
We had sailed seven years when the measles broke out 
        G                         D
And our ship lost it's way in the fog
         G                     C
Then the whole of the crew was reduced down to two 
     G              D             G
Just myself and the captain’s old dog
    G                      D
The ship struck a rock, oh Lord what a shock 
    G              D
And nearly tumbled over
          G                         Em           C
It turned nine times around and the poor dog was drowned 
        G                 D7 G
I'm the last of the Irish Ro-ver

“Carrickfergus” in G Major

This traditional Irish ballad tells the story of a man who is homesick for the town of Carrickfergus in County Antrim, Ireland.

Chords Used in Standard C Tuning (GCEA):

G
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Am
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
D
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
Em
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C
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!

“The Parting Glass” in A Minor

This traditional Irish farewell song is often sung at the end of a night of music or at a funeral.

Chords Used in Standard C Tuning (GCEA):

Asus2
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Fmaj7
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
Am6
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
Am
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
C
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
G
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
F
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
Dm
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Em
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
E
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
Asus2 Fmaj7 Am6 Fmaj7 Asus2 Fmaj7
Am6 Fmaj7 Asus2 Fmaj7
Am6 Fmaj7
 
 
[Verse 1]
      Am            C         G
Oh of all the money that e're I had
  Am               C    G
I spent it in good company
    Am              C         G
And of all the harm that e're I've done
 Am     G      F       Am  Asus2 G
Alas it was to none but  me
 
 
[Chorus]
       F     C             F C
For all I've done for want or  of wit
       Dm           F       G
To the mem'ry now I can't recall
   Am             C      G
So fill to me the parting glass
     Am        G      F       Asus2   Fmaj7
Good night and joy be with you     all
 
 
[Verse 2]
Am6 Fmaj7      Am               C         G
           Oh of all the comrades that e're I have
         Am           C      G
They are sorry for my going away
       Am                  C          G
And of all the sweethearts that e're I love
           Am      G        F     Am    Asus2 G
They would wish me one more day to  stay
 
 
[Chorus]
         F   C          F C
But since it falls unto my   lot
     Dm                F         G
That I should rise and you should not
     Am              C     G
I'll gently rise and softly call
     Am        G      F       Am   Asus2
Good night and joy be with you  all
 
 
[Interlude]
G Am G Em Am
G Am G F
 
 
[Re-Intro]
Asus2 Fmaj7 Am6
 
 
[Verse 3]
Fmaj7      Am          C      G
       Oh if I had money enough to spend
    Am              C    G
And leisure time to sit awhile
      Am             C      G
There is a fair maid in this town
        Am     G      F       Am    Asus2 G
And she surely has my heart beguiled
 
 
[Chorus]
      F   C                 F C
Her rosey cheeks, and her ruby   lips
  Dm             F       G
I own she has my heart enthralled
   Am             C      G
So fill to me the parting glass
     Am        G      F       Am
Good night and joy be with you  all
E  Am             C      G
So fill to me the parting glass
     Am        G      F       Asus2   Fmaj7
Good night and joy be with you     all
 
 
[Outro]
Am6 Fmaj7            Asus2 Fmaj7
           With you all
Am6 Fmaj7            Asus2 Fmaj7
           With you all
  Am6
Uh
Fmaj7 Em Am

“Ride On” in B Minor

This song, written and performed by Christy Moore, is a tribute to the Irish revolutionary and politician James Larkin.

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Chords Used in Standard C Tuning (GCEA):

Bm
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G
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A
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
Cm
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Ab
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
Bb
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!

“Black Velvet Band” in G Major

This traditional Irish folk song tells the story of a man who is transported to Australia as a result of a wrongful conviction.

Chords Used in Standard C Tuning (GCEA):

G
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D
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Em
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C
Irish Songs Ukulele Chords EASY!
[Verse 1]
 
      G                                                             D
In a neat little town they call Belfast apprenticed to trade I was bound
     G                     Em          C             D           G
And many an hour of sweet happiness I spent in that neat little town
      G                                                           D
Till bad misfortune came over me and caused me to stray from the land
      G                        Em          C           D           G
Far away from me friends and relations to follow the Black Velvet Band
 
 
[Chorus]
 
     G
Her eyes they shone like diamonds
                                  D
You'd think she was queen of the land
         G                   Em
And her hair hung over her shoulder
     C           D           G
Tied up with a Black Velvet Band
 
 
[Verse 2]
 
     G                                                       D
Well I went out strolling one evening not meaning to go very far
        G                      Em              C         D         G
When I met with a fickle-some damsel she was plying her trade in a bar
        G                                                          D
When a watch she took from a cutomer and slipped it right into me hand
         G                Em             C             D           G
And the law it came and arrested me bad luck to your Black Velvet Band
 
 
[Chorus]
 
     G
Her eyes they shone like diamonds
                                  D
You'd think she was queen of the land
         G                   Em
And her hair hung over her shoulder
     C           D           G
Tied up with a Black Velvet Band
 
 
[Verse 3]
 
      G                                                D
This mornin' before judge and jury a trial I had to appear
         G                       Em          C            D             G
And the judge he says "me young fellow" the case against you is quite clear
      G                                                              D
And seven long years is your sentence, you're going to Van Diemen's Land
     G                          Em            C          D            G
Far away from your friends and relations and follow the Black Velvet Band
 
 
[Chorus]
 
     G
Her eyes they shone like diamonds
                                  D
You'd think she was queen of the land
         G                   Em
And her hair hung over her shoulder
     C           D           G
Tied up with a Black Velvet Band
 
 
[Verse 4]
 
    G                                                              D
So come all ye jolly young fellows I'll have you take warnin' from me
    G                    Em               C            D         G
Whenever you're into the liquor me lads beware of the pretty colleen
             G                                                          D
For they'll fill you with whiskey and porter till you are not able to stand
         G                        Em                  C         D            G
And the very next thing that you know me lads you've landed in Van Diemen's Land
 
 
[Chorus]
 
     G
Her eyes they shone like diamonds
                                  D
You'd think she was queen of the land
         G                   Em
And her hair hung over her shoulder
     C           D           G
Tied up with a Black Velvet Band
 
     G
Her eyes they shone like diamonds
                                  D
You'd think she was queen of the land
         G                   Em
And her hair hung over her shoulder
     C           D           G
Tied up with a Black Velvet Band

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