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Back Home In Derry chords

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Intro      Am   | C    | G - D | Am  
           C    | G    | Am    | Em


   Am      Em
In 1803 we sailed out to sea,
G            D             Am   Asus2 Am
Out from the sweet town of Derry.
    Am                     Em
For Australia bound, if we didn't all drown,
    G            D           Am   Asus2 Am
The marks of our fetters we carried.
        D                    Em
In our rusty iron chains we cried for our weans,
     D                    Em
Our good women we left in sorrow.
       D                        Em
As the main sails unfurled, our curses we hurled,
       G           D             Am   Asus2 Am
On the English and thoughts of tomorrow.


       Am                           Em
At the mouth of the Foyle, bade farewell to the soil,
   G          D             Am  Asus2 Am
As down below decks we were lying.
  Am                      Em
O'Doherty screamed, woken out of a dream,
     G         D           Am  Asus2 Am 
By a vision of bold Robert dying.
     D                    Em
The sun burnt cruel as we dished out the gruel,
       D                     Em
Dan O'Connor was down with a fever.
      D                   Em
Sixty rebels today, bound for Botany Bay,
    G         D             Am  Asus2 Am
How many will reach their receiver.


C        G       Am         G            Am Asus2 Am
Oh oh oh oh oh I wish I was back home in Derry.
C        G       Am         G            Am Asus2 Am
Oh oh oh oh oh I wish I was back home in Derry.

   Am                        Em
I cursed them to hell as our bow fought the swell,
          G            D           Am   Asus2 Am
Our ship danced like a moth in the firelight.
       Am                     Em
White horses rode high as the devil passed by,
        G       D         Am   Asus2 Am
Taking souls to Hades by twilight.
     D                         Em
Five weeks out to sea, we were now forty-three,
    D                       Em
We buried our comrades each morning.
D                         Em
In our own slime we were lost in the time,
G       D             Am  Asus2 Am
Endless night without dawning.

C        G       Am         G            Am Asus2 Am
Oh oh oh oh oh I wish I was back home in Derry.
C        G       Am         G            Am Asus2 Am
Oh oh oh oh oh I wish I was back home in Derry.


Am                     Em
Van Diemen's Land is a hell for a man
    G          D              Am Asus2 Am
To end out his whole life in slavery
          Am                   Em
Where the climate is raw and a gun makes the law
         G       D             Am Asus2 Am
Neither wind nor rain care for bravery.
      D                          Em
Five years have gone by, I have ended my bond,
    D                      Em
My comrades' ghosts walk behind me.
   D                Em
A rebel I came, yet I'm still the same,
        G             D              Am Asus2 Am
On the cold winds of night you will find me

C        G       Am         G            Am Asus2 Am
Oh oh oh oh oh I wish I was back home in Derry.
C        G       Am         G            Am Asus2 Am
Oh oh oh oh oh I wish I was back home in Derry.

            
            
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maureenhaggerty 10 May 16, 2016 05:59 PM

Me Gusta mucho. Es muy bueno.

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karl.ivers 397 Aug 31, 2016 06:31 AM

GRACIAS :-)

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Lowman5000 324 Oct 01, 2016 10:30 AM

Your Version is the same as Ver2 except for one chord in the verses.

Where does the Am-Version(s) come from anyway? The studio recording is in g-minor, isn't it?

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