Daoiri Farrell – The Foggy Dew chords

Am   G   Em   (2X)

[Verse 1]
Am G Em C G AmAs down the glen one Easter morn to a city fair rode I
Am G Em C G AmThere armed lines of marching men in squadrons passed me by
C G Em C G DmNo fife did hum, no battle drum did sound it's lonely tattoo
Am G Em C G AmBut the Angelus bell o'er the Liffey's swell rang out on the Foggy Dew
[Verse 2]
Am G Em C G AmOh it proudly high over Dublin sky they hung out the flag of war
Am G Em C G AmIt was better to die beneath the Irish sky than at Suvla or Sud El Bar
C G Em C G DmAnd from the plains of Royal Meath strong men came marching through
Am G Em C G AmOh and Brittania's sons, and their long range guns, sailed into the Foggy Dew
[Verse 3]
Am G Em C G AmWell, the night it grew black, and the rifle crack made "Perfidious Albion" reel
Am G Em C G AmThrough the leaden rain, seven tongues of flame rang out over lines on steel
C G Em C G DmAnd to every blade a prayer it was said that to Ireland I amend it be true
Am G Em C G AmAnd when the morning broke still the war flag shook out it's folds in the Foggy Dew
[Verse 4]
Am G Em C G AmWell it was England bade our Wild Geese go, that small nations might be free
Am G Em C G AmBut their lonely graves are by Suvla's waves or on the fringes on the Great North Sea
C G Em C G DmFor had they died by Pearse's side or fought with Cathal Brugha
Am G Em C G AmTheir names we would keep where the men all sleep, under the shroud of the Foggy Dew
[Verse 5]
Am G Em C G AmBut the bravest fell, and the requiem bell rang mournfully and clear
Am G Em C G AmFor those who died that Eastertide in the springtime of the year
C G Em C G DmAnd the world it did gaze in deep amaze at those gallant men but true
Am G Em C G AmWho bore the fight that freedom's light might shine through the Foggy Dew
[Verse 6]
Am G Em C G AmWell back o'er the glen I rode again, and my heart with grief it was sore
Am G Em C G AmFor I parted then with valiant men who I never shall see no more
C G Em C G DmAnd to and fro in my sleep I go, and I'll kneel and I pray for you
Am G Em C G DmOh slavery fled, O gallant dead when you fell on the Foggy Dew
Am G Em C G AmOh slavery fled, our glorious dead when you died on the Foggy Dew
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