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[Verse 1]
It was on a dreary new year's eve,      
      F          G          C
as the shades of night came down.
                 F     C
A lorry load of volunteers, 
        Am      F      G
approached the border town.
           C               F          C
There were men from Dublin and from Cork,
   Am       F   G
Fermanagh and Tyrone.
       C                Am                  
And their leader was a Limerick man, 
  F              G     C
Sean South from Garryowen.

[Verse 2]
And as they moved along the streets, 
    F      G       C
up to the barrack door.
                         F          C
They scorned the danger they might face,
     Am        F      G
the fate that lay in store.
            C                 F        C
They were fighting for old Ireland’s cause,
     Am         F    G 
to claim their very own.
         C                        Am                  
And the foremost of that gallant band,
      F         G      C
was South from Garryowen.

[Verse 3]
But the sergeant foiled their daring plan,
     F         G            C
he spied them through the door.
                            F   C           
Then the Sten guns and the rif-les 
    Am      F        G
a hail of death did pour.
     C               F         C
And when that awful night was past,
     Am         F       G
two men lay as cold as stone.
           C                 Am
There was one from near the border,
     F        G     C
and one from Garryowen.

[Verse 4]
No more he'll hear the seagull cry, 
        F         G       C
or the murmuring Shannon tide.
                       F        C
For he fell beneath a Northern sky,
  Am          F      G
brave Hanlon by his side.
           C                  F      C
They have gone to join that gallant band,
     Am       F          G
of Plunkett, Pearse and Tone.
    C               Am
A martyr for old Ireland,
F           G         C
Sean South from Garryowen.
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