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Christy Moore - Viva La Quinta Brigada chords

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     F - G - Am      - F - G - C      - F - G - Am
 
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1. Ten years before I saw the light of morning,
         C                      F
    a comradeship of heroes was laid,
         F                               G
    from every corner of the world came sailing
        G          G7          C
    the Fifth International Brigade.
 
        G                                C
2. They came to stand beside the Spanish people,
       C                               F
    to try and stem the rising fascist tide,
             F                            G
    Franco's allies were the powerful and wealthy,
          G               G7             C
    Frank Ryan's men came from the other side.
 
    G                   C
3. Even the olives were bleeding,
           C                             F
    as the battle for Madrid it thundered on,
      F                                 G
    truth and love against the force of evil,
     G    G7                        C
    brotherhood against the fascist clan.
 
  F
Viva la Quinta Brigada,
    F             G                     C
"No Pasaran", the pledge that made them fight.
     C            Em            Am
"Adelante" is the cry around the hillside,
 F            G          C
let us all remember them tonight.
 
       C              G                 C
4. Bob Hilliard was a Church of Ireland pastor,
    C                                    F
    form Killarney across the Pyrenees he came,
         F                                  G
    from Derry came a brave young Christian Brother,
    G                 G7                 C
    side by side they fought and died in Spain.
 
    
         G                              C
5. Tommy Woods aged seventeen died in Cordoba,
            C                             F
    with Na Fianna he learned to hold his gun,
         F                       G
    from Dublin to the Villa del Rio,
             G                 G7                C
    where he fought and died beneath the blazing sun.
 
  F
Viva la Quinta Brigada,
    F             G                     C
"No Pasaran", the pledge that made them fight.
     C            Em            Am
"Adelante" is the cry around the hillside,
 F            G          C
let us all remember them tonight.
 
        C        G                  C
6. Many Irishmen heard the call of Franco,
           C                     F
    joined Hitler and Mussolini, too.
          F                            G
    Propaganda from the pulpit and newspapers,
              G     G7           C
    helped O'Duffy to enlist his crew
       G                                     C
7. The word came from Maynooth, "Dupport the Nazis!"
        C                   F
    The men of cloth failed again.
             F                                        G
    When the Bishops blessed the Blueshirts in Dun Laoghaire,
            G                  G7          C
    as they sailed beneath the swastika to Spain.
 
  F
Viva la Quinta Brigada,
    F             G                     C
"No Pasaran", the pledge that made them fight.
     C            Em            Am
"Adelante" is the cry around the hillside,
 F            G          C
let us all remember them tonight.
 
         C        G                 C
8. This song is a tribute to Frank Ryan,
        C                       F
    Kit Conway and Dinny Coady, too,
          F                            G
    Peter Daly, Charlie Regan and Hugh Bonar,
           G          G7                C
    though many died, I can but name a few.
 
         G                                C
9. Danny Boyle, Blaser-Brown  and Charlie Donnelly,
         C                                 F
    Liam Tumilson and Jim Straney from the Falls,
         F                             G
    Jack Nalty, Tommy Patton and Frank Conroy,
        G           G7             C
    Jim Foley, Tony Fox and Dick O'Neill.
 
  F
Viva la Quinta Brigada,
    F             G                     C
"No Pasaran", the pledge that made them fight.
     C            Em            Am
"Adelante" is the cry around the hillside,
 F            G          C
let us all remember them tonight.
 
    F        G         C    F        G        Am
    Viva la Quinta Brigada, viva la Quinta Brigada.
 
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