Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Van Diemens Land chords

67 views 3 this week
no commentswrite comment
1 2 3 4 5
3 more votes to show rating
add to favorites
×
Save as Personal and add changes to this tab that will be seen only by you. Learn more ›
×
You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more »
launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
transpose
0
reset
simplify chords
display chords
guitar tuner
edit
Autoscroll
slow
fast
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Strumming
There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
Barbara Dickson - Van Diemen's Land


CAPO: 3rd Fret




[INTRO:]   (**Didgeridoo**)

[VERSE 1:] 
     Am             F  G          Am             G
Come all ye gallant poachers that ramble void of care
     Am              C         D               F         G         Am
That walked out on a moonlight night with your dog, your gun, your snare 
    C                  G             Am              G
The hare and the lofty pheasant, you have at your command 
    Am               C      D     F       G        Am 
Not thinking on your last career upon Van Diemen's Land 


[VERSE 2:] 
                       F      G          Am              G
Poor Thomas Brown from Nenagh Town, Jack Murphy and poor Joe
     Am               C       D        F      G         Am
Were three determined poachers, as the county well does know
       C              G                  Am                 G
By the keepers of the land, me boys, one night they were trepanned
        Am                  C  D     F      G        Am      C D Am Am7 Am
And for fourteen years transported unto Van Diemen's Land


[VERSE 3:] 
                      F  G    Am             G
The first day that we landed upon that fatal shore
    Am             C       D      F        G      Am
The planters came around us there might be twenty score
     C                  G               Am             G
They ranked us off like horses and they sold us out of hand
         Am              C             D        F          G        Am
And they yoked us to the plough, brave boys, to plough Van Diemen's Land


[VERSE 4:] 
                F      G    Am                 G
The cottages we live in are built with sods of clay
        Am               C      D        F        G        Am
We have rotten straw for bedding, but we dare not say them nay
    C                  G           Am              G
Our cots we fence with wire and we slumber when we can
   Am                  C D            F      G        Am      C D Am Am7 Am
To keep the wolves and tigers from us in Van Diemen's Land


[VERSE 5:] 
                    F   G      Am              G
Oft times when I do slumber, I have a pleasant dream
        Am                 C      D       F    G       Am
With my sweetheart sitting near me, close by a purling stream
     C                   G               Am               G
I am roaming through old Ireland with my true love by the hand
     Am            C   D     F       G        Am 
But awaken, broken hearted, upon Van Diemen's Land


[VERSE 6:] 
               F        G           Am             G
Oh, if I had a thousand pounds, all laid out in my hand
    Am              C      D    F      G        Am
I'd give it all for liberty, if that I could command
 C               G                  Am         G
Again to Ireland I'd return and I'd be a happy man
        Am              C  D         F      G        Am      C D Am Am7 Am
And I'd bid farewell to poaching and to Van Diemen's Land


[OUTRO:]   (## fade to end ##)
         Am

            
            
Suggest correction
Creating personal tab
Creating personal tab
You can edit any tab online and save it as your Personal.

You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
Learn more »
Give kudos to tab author, rate the tab!
1 2 3 4 5
comments
print report bad tab
guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction