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Nelson's Farewell -  The Dubliners
Composer: Joe Dolan

Commemorates the blowing up of Nelsons column in Dublin in 1966.

From the album "Finnegan Wakes" released as the Dubliners first single.

Intro - tin whistle plys part of The British Grenadiers:

D  A   D  A  D
#1
D
Oh, poor old Admiral Nelson is no longer in the air.
D           A7          D
Toora loora loora loora loo!
D
On the eighth day of March in Dublin City fair,
D           A7          D
Toora loora loora loora loo!
D        A7
From his stand of stones and mortar
A7
He fell crashing through the quarter,
A7                                         D
Where once he stood so stiff and proud and rude.
D                     G
So let's sing our celebration,
G 
It's a service to the nation.
   D                A7            D
So poor old Admiral Nelson, toora loo!

#2:
D
Oh, fifty pounds of geliganite it sped him on his way,
D           A7          D
Toora loora loora loora loo!
D
And the lad that laid the charge, we're in debt to him today.
D           A7          D
Toora loora loora loora loo!
D     A7
In Trafalgar Square it might be fair
A7
To leave old Nelson standing there
A7                                      D
But no one tells the Irish what they'll view.
D                  G
So the Dublin Corporation
G
Can stop deliberation
        D               A7                  D
For the boys of Ireland showed them what to do!

#3:
D
For a hundred and fifty-seven years it stood up there in state
D           A7          D
Toora loora loora loora loo!
D
To mark old Nelson's victory o'er the French and Spanish fleet,
D           A7          D
Toora loora loora loora loo!
D        A7
But one-thirty in the morning,
A7
Without a bit of warning,
A7                              D
Old Nelson took a powder and he blew!
D                     G
Now at last the Irish nation
G
Has Parnell in higher station
     D                A7            D
Than poor old Admiral Nelson, toora loo!

#4: 
D
Oh the Russians and the Yanks, with lunar probes they play,
D           A7          D
Toora loora loora loora loo!
D
And I hear the French are trying hard to make up lost headway,
D           A7          D
Toora loora loora loora loo!
D           A7
But now the Irish join the race,
A7
We have an astronaut in space,
A7                                  D
Ireland, boys, is now a world power too!
D                     G
So let's sing our celebration,
G
It's a service to the nation.
   D                A7            D
So poor old Admiral Nelson, toora loo!

Outro (tin whistle plays Rule Brittania):

D  G D  G D Em D A D  Em  D   G  D   A  D

            
            
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