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The Colours chords

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VERSE 1:
       D             G              A        D
I am a member of the council of the naval mutiny
       D             G                 D       A      D
And no traitor to my conscience having done my sworn duty

VERSE 2:
             D                     G              A                 D
These are my last words before the scaffold and I charge you all to hear
      D                G               D       A    D
How a wretched British sailor Became a citizen mutineer

VERSE 3:
             D                G            A                         D
Pressed into service to carry powder I was loyal to the crack of the whip
     D                         G                  D          A       D
If I starved on the streets of Bristol, I starved worse on a British ship

CHORUS:
           D                                       G
Red is the colour of the new republic, blue is the colour of the sea
             D                                        A       D      D  G  D
White is the colour of my innocence, not surrender to your mercy

VERSE 4:
      D              G             A               D
I was awoken from my misery by the words of Thomas Paine
      D                G             D        A        D
On my barren soil they fell like The sweetest drops of rain

CHORUS:
           D                                       G
Red is the colour of the new republic, blue is the colour of the sea
             D                                        A       D      D  G  D
White is the colour of my innocence, not surrender to your mercy

BRIDGE:
          D                                          D
So in the spring of the year we took the fleet every sail and cannon and compass sheet
       G                               A
And we flew a Jacobean flag to give us heart
      D          Bm               G           A   D
While Pitt stood helpless we were waiting for Bonaparte

CHORUS:
           D                                       G
Red is the colour of the new republic, blue is the colour of the sea
             D                                        A       D      D  G  D
White is the colour of my innocence, not surrender to your mercy

VERSE 5:
        D                 G                 A                D
All you soldiers, all you sailors,  all you labourers of the land

        D                G                D            A        D
All you beggars, all you builders, you've come here to watch me hang

VERSE 6:
           D                  G                  A            D
And to the masters we are the rabble, we are the swinish multitude
           D              G              D           A             D
But we can re-arrange the colours of the red and the white and the blue

CHORUS:
           D                                       G
Red is the colour of the new republic, blue is the colour of the sea
             D                                        A       D      D  G  D
White is the colour of my innocence, not surrender to your mercy

CHORUS:
           D                                       G
Red is the colour of the new republic, blue is the colour of the sea
             D                                        A       D      D  G  D
White is the colour of my innocence, not surrender to your mercy

            
            
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Dunkleypedia 10 Jul 26, 2017 03:03 PM

Nice, but it's "Jacobin" (as in revolutionary France) and not "Jacobean".

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