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Jock O Braidosly chords

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A breathtaking song. In my interpretation I follow The Corries ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v15wEsHg3gY ),
though they play it in D#m (capo in 6th fret, respectively); I prefer it with capo in 3rd fret.

The lyrics are taken from here: http://www.kinglaoghaire.com/lyrics/658-jock-o-braidislee 
comments to the text there:
"The place names mentioned in this version of the ballad, Monymusk and Esslemont, suggest that it comes from
Aberdeenshire although the two locations are about 30 miles apart. There is a ruined castle at Esslemont,
presumably this is where the "silly auld man" went to fetch the foresters. Another similar version places the
story in Durisdeer in Dumfriesshire.

dool = grief, worry
scruggs = scrub, bushes"





Am         Am      Am      Am
Johnny got up on a May mornin'
           G        G        G     G
Called for water to wash his hands
          Am    Am        G        Am
Says "Gie loose tae me my twa grey dugs
     Am     G    C       Am
That lie in iron bands - bands
     Am     G Em Am     Am
That lie in iron bands"



Am       Am         Am       Am
Johnny's mother she heard o' this
    G         G        G     G
Her hands for dool she wrang
        Am     Am       G    Am
Sayin' "Johnny for your venison
        Am        G      C      Am
Tae the greenwood dinnae gang - gang
        Am        G  Em  Am     Am
Tae the greenwood dinnae gang"



    Am         Am        Am        Am
But Johnny has ta'en his guid bend bow
    G      G      G     G
His arrows one by one
    Am    Am          G         Am
And he's awa' tae the greenwood gane
    Am       G        C      Am
Tae ding the dun deer doon - doon
    Am        G  Em   Am     Am
Tae ding the dun deer doon



    Am     Am           Am       Am
Noo Johnny shot and the dun deer leapt
       G           G      G     G
And he wounded her in the side
    Am       Am       G             Am
And there between the water and the woods
    Am          G        C       Am
The grey hounds laid her pride - her pride
    Am          G    Em  Am     Am
The grey hounds laid her pride



     Am     Am          Am   Am
They ate so much o' the venison
     G        G           G     G
They drank so much o' the blood
     Am     Am      G        Am
That Johnny and his twa grey dugs
      Am       G           C           Am
Fell asleep as though were deid - were deid
      Am       G      Em   Am     Am
Fell asleep as though were deid



     Am       Am     Am         Am
Then by there cam' a silly auld man
   G         G      G     G
An ill death may he dee
    Am     Am     G     Am
For he's awa' tae Esslemont
          Am        G       C         Am
The seven foresters for tae see - tae see
    Am        G   Em  Am     Am
The foresters for tae see



   Am     Am    Am   Am
As I cam' in by Monymusk
G       G      G       G
Doon among yon scruggs
     Am      Am        G        Am
Well there I spied the bonniest youth
      Am          G       C          Am
Lyin' sleepin' atween twa dugs - twa dugs
      Am          G   Em  Am     Am
Lyin' sleepin' atween twa dugs



    Am      Am          Am     Am
The buttons that were upon his sleeve
     G      G        G     G
Were o' the gowd sae guid
        Am       Am             G      Am
And the twa grey hounds that he lay between
      Am          G        C           Am
Their mouths were dyed wi' blood - wi' blood
      Am          G    Em  Am     Am
Their mouths were dyed wi' blood



     Am     Am        Am         Am
Then up and jumps the first forester
        G      G       G     G
He was captain o' them a'
          Am       Am     G       Am
Sayin "If that be Jock o' Braidislee
Am   G         C            Am
Unto him we'll draw - we'll draw
Am   G   Em    Am     Am
Unto him we'll draw"



    Am         Am       Am        Am
The first shot that the foresters fired
   G          G      G     G
It hit Johnny on the knee
        Am     Am            G         Am
And the second shot that the foresters fired
    Am            G         C         Am
His heart's blood blint his e'e - his e'e
    Am            G     Em  Am     Am
His heart's blood blint his e'e



     Am       Am         Am         Am
Then up jumps Johnny fae oot o' his sleep
       G     G       G     G
And an angry man was he
          Am         Am       G      Am
Sayin "Ye micht have woken me fae my sleep
       Am            G        C        Am
Ere my heart's blood blint my e'e - my e'e
       Am            G     Em Am     Am
Ere my heart's blood blint my e'e"



         Am         Am      Am      Am
But he's rested his back against an oak
    G     G     G     G
His fit upon a stane
    Am     Am           G        Am
And he has fired at the seven o' them
     Am          G      C         Am
He's killed them a' but ane - but ane
     Am          G  Em  Am     Am
He's killed them a' but ane



     Am     Am           Am    Am
He's broken four o' that one's ribs
    G            G      G     G
His airm and his collar bane
    Am     Am        G      Am
And he has set him upon his horse
        Am      G        C      Am
Wi' the tidings sent him hame - hame
        Am      G    Em  Am     Am
Wi' the tidings sent him hame



    Am       Am        Am     Am
But Johnny's guid bend bow is broke
    G        G        G     G
His twa grey dugs are slain
        Am   Am      G   Am
And his body lies in Monymusk
    Am      G        C          Am
His huntin' days are dane - are dane
    Am      G    Em  Am     Am
His huntin' days are dane

            
            
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