Dubliners - The Old Alarm Clock chords

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When first I came to London In the year of 39
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The city looked so wonderful, and the girls were so Divine
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But the coppers got suspicious, and they soon gave me the knock
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I was charged with being the owner, of an old alarm clock

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Well next morning down by Marlborough Street, I caused no 
little stir
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The I.R.A were busy and a telephone did burr
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Says the judge I'm going to charge you, with the possession of this machine.
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And I'm also going to charge you, with the wearing of the 
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Well says I to him, your honor, if you give me half a chance
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I'll show you how me small machine can make the peelers dance
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Well it ticks away politely, 'till you get an awful shock
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And it ticks away the gellignite, on me old alarm clock
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O the judge says listen here my man and I'll tell you of a plan
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For you and all your countrymen I do net give a damn
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Well the only time you'll take is mine, ten years in Dartmoor dock
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And you can count it by the ticking, of your old alarm clock.
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Well this lonely Dartmoor City would put many in the jigs
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The cell it isn't pretty and it isn't very big
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Sure long ago I'd have left the place, if I had only got,
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Ah me couple of sticks of gelignite and me old alarm clock

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