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The Men They Couldnt Hang - The Colours chords

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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