Celtic Conection - The Eviction chords

      
                   The Eviction
                                                 Celtic Connection

C EmMy name it is Sweeney father of two sons I am
G F Ca courier tenant like many a true mountain man
C Emmy wife fell to famine my heart will never repair
G F Cbut worse was to come in the form of John George Adair
C Emthe news in the valley a stranger had bought up the land
G F Csoon twenty eight thousand acres he would command
C Embut we were to learn that the blood in his body ran cold
G F Cfor the suffering of the poor was John Adairs goal
(chorus)
Am F Cthe hills and the mountains know your name
Am F Cthe deer even hang their heads in shame
Am F Cand even the longest winters rain
Am F Ccan't wash away all the suffering and pain
F G Cof the evictions at Derryveagh
C Emhe sworn us lies had us arrested and jailed
G F Cfor the murder of Murrog his agent but justice prevailed
C Embut vengeance was feasting inside of his cold Scottish heart
G F Cso the notice was given the people and land they must part
C Emone cold april morning eighteen sixty one
G F Ctwo hundred soldiers the bayonets John and his son
C Emled by the sheriff they marched to the grove by the bay
G F Ca widow six daughters a son first homeless Lough Barra
(chorus)
Am F Cthe hills and the mountains know your name
Am F Cthe deer even hang their heads in shame
Am F Cand even the longest winters rain
Am F Ccan't wash away all the suffering and pain
F G Cof the evictions at Derryveagh
C Emtwo hundred forty four people left homeless that day
G F Cwhile John Adairs castle was planned for the shores of Lough Veagh
C Emsome to the poorhouse some to Australia's shores
G F Cbut all said goodbye to our homeland they'd see nevermore
(chorus)
Am F Cthe hills and the mountains know your name
Am F Cthe deer even hang their heads in shame
Am F Cand even the longest winters rain
Am F Ccan't wash away all the suffering and pain
F G Cof the evictions at Derryveagh
Worked the words out for this listening to it over and over not being Irish I wasn't sure of some of the terms so I researched what I could but the term courier tenant as it sounded to me I was unable to nail down. any corrections would be welcomed
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