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Jerry Early – I’ll Go
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[Verse 1]
N.C.
Not tonight of any night said the Coxwain of the crew
G                                 D             G
The chances of survival on a night like this are few
G                    C        G
December 1940 on the coast of Donegal 
G
Came a great north wind
G
That could have been the cruellest of them all 
G                   D         C      G
14 men were missing 18 more in great destress 
G
Jack Boyle knew that their future in his hands had come to rest 
G                              C                G
He knew a man who knew the sea if any man would know
G                                D         C       G
We’ll show the way without delay O’Donnell said I’ll go

[Chorus]
G                             C                    G
I’ll go and do the best I can I’ll do what must be done
G                   Em       C       Em            G     
I’ll go cause I’m a lifeboat man I am my father’s son
G                             C                    G
I’ll go and do the best I can I’ll do what must be done
G                    Em       C       Em          G     
I’ll go cause I’m an island man I am my father’s son

[Verse 2]
G
The neighbours watch them gather and they cast a worried eye 
G                                D                  G
And wondered how that lifeboat crew could possible survive 
G                   C                 G
They all agree that some at least the greatest price would pay
G
And old the men shed a tear and knelt down on the ground to pray
G                                  D         C      G
While standin on the pier with his handpicked squad of men 
G
Jack told each of one that they might never see their homes again
G                               C                      G
And he told that there would be no shame if this time they said no
G                                  D           C       G
Each traced a cross upon his brow, stepped up and said I’ll go


[Chorus]
G                             C                    G
I’ll go and do the best I can I’ll do what must be done
G                   Em       C       Em            G     
I’ll go cause I’m a lifeboat man I am my father’s son
G                             C                    G
I’ll go and do the best I can I’ll do what must be done
G                    Em       C       Em          G     
I’ll go cause I’m an island man I am my father’s son

[Verse 3]
G
Against the storm against the gale against the mighty waves
G                                  D                  G
Those men were rightly honoured as the bravest of the brave
G                     C               G
And let everyone salute them and thank god for men like these
G
Who would risk their lives for strangers in peril on the seas
G                             D         C      G
O’Donnell, Ward and Gallagher remember these names well 
G
With the Boyles, Byrne’s and Rodgers they faced the seas from hell
G                              C              G
With the waves above them crashing down and a heaving mass below
G                                D        C      G
God bless them everyone who made the vow to say I’ll go

[Chorus]
G                             C                    G
I’ll go and do the best I can I’ll do what must be done
G                   Em       C       Em            G     
I’ll go cause I’m a lifeboat man I am my father’s son
G                             C                    G
I’ll go and do the best I can I’ll do what must be done
G                    Em       C       Em          G     
I’ll go cause I’m an island man I am my father’s son

[Verse 4]
G
Now this volunteer lifeboat crew Illion Arranmore
G                                 D                   G
They faced the biggest storm that they had ever seen before 
G                     C                 G
But they brought them 18 sailors home and left them on the land
G
Now their safe & well and home again by the grace of god’s own hand
G                               D         C      G
Now the spirits soar above the waves they earned eternal rest
G
Surely if there’s justice they are seated with the best 
G                              C                  G
I’d like to think in that last hour god whispered soft and low 
G                               D        C        G
And welcomed home the eight brave men who made the vow to go

[Chorus]
G                             C                    G
I’ll go and do the best I can I’ll do what must be done
G                   Em       C       Em           G     
I’ll go cause I’m an island man I am my father’s son
G                             C                    G
I’ll go and do the best I can I’ll do what must be done
G                      Em       C       Em        G     
I’ll go cause I’m from Arranmore I am my father’s son

            
            
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