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Dedication Day ukulele

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               DEDICATION DAY
                ERIC BOGLE

CAPO 1ST FRET , all chord positions are relative to capo.
Eg. F= F#   G=G#  F=F#

Key of G#
I think? Eric plays it in 4/4 timing, but 3./4 timing works well also. Before you come into the first 
try creating a little run on the C chord I tend to do something like pick the B string then the G , D pulloff 
a hammer-on , G ,D pulloff. Just anything that will lead you into the first verse.

F  G  F
F  G  F

Verse 1

F                 G                 F
August in Mildura, and winters on the run,
F                                     G                         F                              G
there?s an early taste of springtime, in the warm mid-morning sun.
F                                       G                      F
As the men marched past from first to last, the crowds cheer everyone,
  Dm                                                G       Dm                 G               F
 and war seems somehow very far away, on this sunny dedication day.

F                           G                     F
They marched to a memorial, built by and for their own,
F                        G                     F                               G
a simple wall of remembrance of brick and steel and stone.
F                                              G                                 F
With the names inscribed of those that died and to those that had made it home,
  Dm                                              G        Dm                                   G          
 with a debt of love and honor to repay, had all gathered there on dedication day.


F           G        F
It?s dedication day,
F           G         F
It?s dedication day.

Verse 2
F                                               G                        F
There was a concert held that evening me and others sang our songs,
F                                              G                                        F                  
while the boys drank beer and reminisced, laughed and clapped and sang along.
F                                              G                       F
As I was standing there with my guitar, just waiting to go on,
Dm                                                                              G                      Dm  
                        G              F
 a man grabbed my arm and said please would you play a, song for my mate Hans this dedication day.

Verse 3
F                                    G                             F
He asked me to sing welcome home, and I saw tears in his eyes,
F                              G                         F                       G
 I knew there was a story there, but I did not want to pry.
                      F                                   G                                F
And then he said to me, I want that song you see, for this morning my mate died,
Dm                                                                    G           Dm                       
G             F
faced with his grief there was nothing I could say, so I sang for Hans on dedication day.

F          G          F
It?s dedication day
F          G          F
It?s dedication day

(Piano solo)

Verse 4
F                                             G                   F
They say that Hans took his own life, but I don?t know if that?s true,
F                         G                                  F                       G
but if it is that?s no surprise, too many Vietnam vetrans do.
F                                                    G                                     F
Only those who were there, can know the despair and the pain that he went through,
Dm                                                     G                       Dm                          
for who can understand it more than they, those who knew the cost of dedication day

Verse 5
F                                             G                         F
Though that Asian wars long over, there still burying their dead
       F                                        G             F                       G
yet somehow the bond grows stronger, with each broken thread
F                                  G                           F
What poison stole and two hands sold to taint the years ahead
Dm                                             G                       Dm                           G      
In that war so long ago and far away until they died of wounds on dedication day.

F    G    F
F    G    F


F          G         F
It's dedication day
F          G          F
It's dedication day

(Repeat until fade out)

Any corrections or comments would be much appreciated, huntersc75@hotmail.com

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