Irish Songs About Love
Keegan's Waltz

Irish songs about love are part of the folk tradition - perhaps the primary part! 

Here is an old melody with beautiful new lyrics in a courtly style.  Download:

  • vocal with piano arrangement (in several keys), and 
  • lead sheets too.
Irish songs about love: Keegan's Waltz with courtly lyrics for piano and voice, FREE!

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

This song, already beautiful as a piano solo, has been rendered even lovelier by the lyrics written by Matthew Meyers, an American teenager.  

Hear Matthew play and sing his own lyrics:


The words talk about a young knight passing beneath a tower window, wherein sits a young woman with dark hair and bright eyes.  

His heart is drawn to her even as he sets off for war, and he takes a moment to stop, rest his sword beside a tree, and speak with her.  It is understood that he will be coming back this way again!

Irish songs for piano and voice, FREE!

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

The two pages shown above are in the key of Em (E minor).  I've made PDFs for the keys Am, Bm, Dm, Fm, and Gm as well.

Here are lead sheets for this Irish song about love:

Free lead sheets for Irish songs about love

Free Irish vocal sheet music

Thanks, Matthew, for your song lyrics, which enable us to sing this beautiful Irish melody, and carry us back in imagination to another time!

And remember to check out this song on another page, with different arrangements!





The links for the vocal with piano accompaniment, in multiple keys:


Download Keegan's Waltz in Am for voice and piano


Download Irish music in Bm for voice and piano


Download Irish songs about love Keegan's Waltz in Dm


Download Keegan's Waltz in Em 


Download Irish sheet music Keegan's Waltz in Fm


Download free Irish sheet music Keegan's Waltz in Gm



The links for the lead sheets:


Download Keegan's Waltz lead sheet in Am


Download lead sheet in Bm


Download Keegan's Waltz in Dm


Download Keegan's Waltz lead sheet in Em


Download Irish love song in Fm


Download Irish lead sheet in Gm





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Come By the Hills - another popular Irish melody


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Green Bushes - a brisk little song that is pretty while being good for breath control training


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Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier - very beautiful, very moving, and a chance for your young singer to learn how to let her voice soar


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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.

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