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James Keelaghan - Henry's Downfall



INTRO: G  D  G  D  C  D  G  D  Am  G  C  D

     G                                  D
Come all you wild and wicked youths wherever you may be
  G                           D
I pray you give attention and listen unto me
  C                                  D                 G
I was brought up in Warwickshire, my parents raised me well
   D                Am    G  C                D
My name it is young Henry, a tale to you I'll tell


G                                 D
I and five more went one night to Squire Dunhill's park
    G                                  D
All hoping we could get some game, the night it did prove dark
    C                           D                   G
But to our great misfortune, we were trepanned with speed
    D            Am           G      C                  D
And sent away to Warwick gaol, which caused my heart to bleed


       G                            D
It was at the March assizes, to the bar we did repair
     G                             D
Like Job we stood with patience to hear our sentence there
      C                              D              G
Being caught with old offenders, our case it did go hard
   D                Am       G            C               D
My sentence was for fourteen years, I was quickly sent on board


INSTRUMENTAL: G  D  G  D  C  D  G  D  Am  G  C  D


    G                                    D
The ship that bore us from the land, the Speedwell was her name
    G                                    D
For full five months and upwards, oh, we ploughed the raging Main
   C                              D                G
No land, no harbour did we see, believe me it's no lie
 D                    Am   G  C                D
Around us swamp black water, above is wan blue sky


    G                   D
The very day we landed upon the fateful shore
    G                                  D
The ranchers they stood 'round us, oh, twenty score or more
     C                                 D              G
They ranked us up like horses and they sold us out of hand
    D               Am              G    C                D
And yoked us to the plough right there, upon Van Diemen's Land


INSTRUMENTAL: G  D  G  D  C  D  G  D  Am  G  C  D


     G                               D
It's often when I sleep at night and have a pleasant dream
   G                                   D
My pretty girl, I rove abroad, through field and sparkling stream
        C                           D               G
Yes, in England I've been robbed of her at my right hand
      D              Am          G  C                D
But I wake up broken hearted here, upon Van Diemen's Land


      G                          D
And although the poor of England pay their end in toil
G                            D
Robbed of every consequence, produce of the soil
      C                             D                 G
Their proud, imperious landlord, if you paid rent and then
D               Am           G   C                 D
Sent you off on British hulks to foul Van Diemen's Land


OUTRO: G  D  G  D  G  C  D  Am  G  C  D  G
    Ohhhh

            
            
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