Traditional Irish The Foggy Dew chords
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Verse 1 Bm G Em A D G A Bm As down the glen one Easter morn to a city fair rode I, Bm G Em A D G A Bm There armed lines of marching men in squadrons passed me by; D A D Bm G A/Bm No pipe did hum, nor battle drum did sound it's loud tattoo, Bm G Em A D G But the Angelus bell o'er the Liffey's swell rang out through the Foggy Bm Dew. Verse 2 Bm G Em A D G A Bm Right proudly high o'er Dublin Town they hung out the flag of war, Bm G Em A D G A Bm Twas better die neath an Irish sky than at Suvla or Sud El Bar; D A D Bm G A/Bm And from the plains of Royal Meath strong men came hurrying through, Bm G Em A D While Brittania's Huns, with their long range guns, sailed in through the G Bm Foggy Dew. Verse 3 Bm G Em A D G A O, the night fell black, and the rifles crack made "Perfidious Albion" Bm reel, Bm G Em A D G A 'Mid the leaden rain, seven tongues of flame did shine o'er the lines of Bm steel; D A D Bm G A/Bm By each shinning blade a prayer was said that to Ireland her sons be true, Bm G Em A D And when morning broke still the war flag shook out it's folds in the G Bm Foggy Dew. Verse 4 Bm G Em A D G A Bm 'Twas England bade our Wild Geese go that small nations might be free, Bm G Em A D G But their lonely graves are by Suvla's waves or the fringe of the Great A Bm North Sea. D A D Bm G A/Bm Oh had they died by Pearse's side or had fought with Cathal Brugha, Bm G Em A D Their names we'd keep where the Fenians sleep, 'neath the shroud of the G Bm Foggy Dew Verse 5 Bm G Em A D G A Bm But the bravest fell, and the requiem bell rang mournfully and clear, Bm G Em A D G A Bm For those who died the Eastertide in the springtime of the year. D A D Bm G A Bm While the world did gaze with deep amaze at those fearless men but few, Bm G Em A D G Bm Who bore the fight that freedom's light might shine through the Foggy Dew, Verse 6 Bm G Em A D G A Bm Back through the glen I rode again, and my heart with grief was sore, Bm G Em A D G A Bm For I parted then with valient men who I never shall see more; D A D Bm G A Bm But to and from in my dreams I go, and I'd kneel and pray for you, Bm G Em A D G Bm For slavery fled, O glorious dead when you fell in the Foggy Dew.