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Back Home In Derry chords

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Capo: III   (sounding G-minor)



Intro      Em   | G    | D - A | Em  
           G    | D    | Em    | Bm



   Em                  G
In eighteen-o-three we sailed out to sea
D            A             Em
Out from the sweet town of Derry
         Em                 G
For Australia bound, if we didn't all drown
     D            A          Em
The marks of our fetters we carried
       A                      G               
In our rusty iron chains we cried for our weans
          A                Bm
Our good women we left in sorrow
       Em                        G
As the main sails unfurled, our curses we hurled
       D            A           Em         Em
On the English and thoughts of tomorrow

        Em                          G
At the mouth of the Foyle, bade farewell to the soil
   D           A             Em
As down below decks we were lying
   Em                      G
O'Doherty screamed, woken out of a dream
     D         A           Em
By a vision of bold Robert dying
    A                      G
The sun burnt cruel as we dished out the gruel
 A                            Bm 
Dan O'Conner was down with a fever
       Em                      G
Sixty rebels today, bound for Botany Bay
    D         A              Em       Em
How many will reach their receiver


G        D        Em         D           Em
Oh oh oh oh oh I wish I was back home in Derry
G        D        Em         D           Em
Oh oh oh oh oh I wish I was back home in Derry


   Em                         G
I cursed them to hell as our bow fought the swell
     D                A             Em
Our ship danced like a moth in the firelight
       Em                      G
White horses rode high as the devil passed by
       D         A         Em
Taking souls to Hades by twilight
A                              G
Five weeks out to sea, we were now forty-three
     A                       Bm
We buried our comrades each morning
 Em                       G
In our own slime we were lost in the time
D            A             Em      Em
Endless night without dawning
 

G          D     Em         D            Em
Oh oh oh oh oh I wish I was back home in Derry
G        D        Em         D           Em
Oh oh oh oh oh I wish I was back home in Derry


    Em                 G
Van Diemen's Land is a hell for a man
D            A             Em
To end out his whole life in slavery
           Em                  G
Where the climate is raw and a gun makes the law
          D            A        Em
Neither wind nor rain care for bravery
       A                           G
Twenty years have gone by, I have ended my bond
    A                       Bm
My comrades' ghosts walk beside me
  Em                  G
A rebel I came, I'm still the same
        D            A               Em         Em
On the cold winds of night you will find me


G          D     Em         D            Em
Oh oh oh oh oh I wish I was back home in Derry
G        D        Em         D           Em
Oh oh oh oh oh I wish I was back home in Derry

            
            
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