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Dunnes Stores (Unknown) – [4/4] – Key = F, Capo 5

Note: Each measure "|  |" is 4 beats. Measure with two chords given, e.g. | A B | is the equivalent of 
| A / B / |. Use of the % instructs how many times to repeat the preceding measure, so | Am | % x3 | is the 
equivalent of 4 measures of Am. Also, I'm not 100% confident on the penultimate measure of the verse, 
| Em E |. There may be something else going on there, but this is close enough. I don't have the intro 
either, but vamping on Am will more than suffice. 

Verse: | Am | % x3 | Dm Am | % | Am C | Em E | E |

Chorus: | Am | Em | Am C | Em Am | Am | % |


Close your eyes and come with me back to 1984
We'll take a walk down Henry Street to Dunnes department store
Dm                 Am           Dm               Am
The supermarket is busy and the registers make a din
Am                       C           Em                 E
The groceries go rolling out and the cash comes rolling in

Mary Manning is at the checkout and she's trying to keep warm
When a customer comes up to her with a basket on her arm
Am                  Dm            Am            Dm
The contents of the basket Mary's future was to shape
        Am            C       Em             E
For the label clearly stated "Produce of the Cape"

“I can't check out your oranges missus now won’t you bring them back
For they come from South Africa where white oppresses black
Am                Dm               Am             Dm
I'd have it on my conscience and I couldn't sleep at night
     Am               C           Em                    E
If I helped support a system that denies black people's rights”

Our union says don't handle them it's the least that we can do
We fought oppression here for centuries we'll help them fight it too
Am           Dm              Am           Dm
The managers descended in an avalanche of suits
Am           C         Em                  E
And Mary was suspended 'cause she wouldn't touch the fruits

Am             Em             Am
Dunnes Stores, Dunnes Stores, Dunnes Stores
       C              Em               Am   Am C Em Am
In St. Bernard better value beats them all

Her friends were all behind her and the union gave support
They called a strike and their pickets brought all Dunnes stores to a halt
Am                  Dm             Am                Dm
No-one was going to tell the boss, what he bought or sold
Am                   C        Em              E
These women are only workers, they must do as they are told

Isn't that just typical of Apartheid’s cruel law
It's not just in South Africa, the rich trampling the poor
Am                 Dm                   Am              Dm
He wouldn't have a boycott, he couldn't give a Tinker's curse
 Am                      C                 Em                      E
It doesn't matter how he fills the shelves so long as he lines his purse


The messages came rolling from all around the world
For such concern and sacrifice, and for courage brave and bold
Am                        Dm   Am              Dm
When fourteen months were over ten women and a man
Am                  C                   Em             E
Had helped to raise black consciousness all around the land

Clery's in O'Connell Street wouldn't sell South African shoes
Bestman sent all their clothes back, Roche's stores their booze
Am                    Dm                Am                 Dm
Until all South Africa goods were taken off the shelves in Dunnes
Am                       C             Em              E
Mary Manning was down in Henry Street, sticking to her guns

Dunnes stores in St. Bernard better value beats them all.


If you want to play this without a capo, the chords are as follows:

Verse: | Dm | % x3 | Gm Dm | % | Dm F | Am A | A |  

Chorus: | Dm | Am | Dm F | Am Dm | Dm | % |

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