Come By the Hills
Lyrics & Sheet Music

Come By the Hills is a pretty Gaelic (Irish) song your singers will learn to sing EASILY and will love.  NOW with PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT.

This song has always been a quick favorite with students when I introduce it.  Go to the bottom of the page to find the vocals with piano accompaniment, guitar tab, and lead sheet arrangements.

Come By the Hills sheet music from Ireland for voice and piano

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

If this arrangement seems too difficult for your students, try the lead sheet with plain chord symbols, farther down the page.

Page two:

Irish sheet music

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

A performance to win your heart

This is a YOUNG Damian McGinty, with a fairly high voice.  He is adorable:

Easy guitar tabs

Guitar tabs and sheet music for

The chords are basic, and the tune is very singable!  This is not a difficult song.

But it is very pretty.

Sheet music with guitar tabs for

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

A father and son team

Pat Kelleher & Ricky Kellehe - a smooth and accurate performance, easy to listen to:

Lead sheets in 2 different keys

The lead sheet, shown below, is available in both the key of F, and the key of G.

Lead sheet

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

Coming soon: piano arrangements

I'm working on a piano accompaniment for voice - it's almost done, so please come back to this page in a couple of days to check on it!  I'll be placing the piano part in the keys of F and G.

I'll also have an easy beginner version, placed around Middle C, for young pianists and would-be duet players.

A female vocalist

Loreena McKennit, a Canadian with an Irish background, has a lot of very fun shots of the Emerald Isle on this video:

A performance in the original language

Damian McGinty again, singing all in Gaelic, which is the original setting for this song.  Very pretty - so peaceful sounding.  But what in the world is he saying?



The links for the piano sheet music:



Download the piano sheet music for Come By the Hills in F



Download piano music in the key of G



The link for the guitar tabs:



Download the guitar tabs for Come By the Hills



The links for the lead sheets:



Download lead sheet for Come By the Hills in the key of F



Download lead sheet in the key of G








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About the Author

Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.