Wolfe Tones – Sean South From Garryowen chords

Sean South of Garryowen

G C D GIt was on a dreary new year's eve as the shades of night came down,
C G Em C D A lorry load of volunteers approched the border town,
G C G Em C DThere was men from Dublin and from Cork,Fermanagh and Tyrone,
G C D GAnd their leader was a Limerick man Sean South from Garryowen
G C D GAnd as they moved along the streets up to the barrack door,
C G Em C DThey scorned the danger they might face,the fate that lay in store,
G C G Em C DThey were fighting for old Ireland,to claim their very own,
G C D GAnd the foremost of that gallant band was South from Garryowen.
G C D GBut the sergent foiled their daring plan,he spied them through the door,
C G Em C DThen the Sten guns and the rifles a hail of death did pour,
G C G Em C DAnd when that auful night was past,two men lay as cold as stone,
G C D GThere was one from near the border,and one from Garryowen.
G C D GNo more he'll hear the seagull cry o're the murmuring Shannon tide,
C G Em C G DFor he fell beneath a Northern sky,brave Hanlon by his side,
G C G Em C DThey have gone to join that gallant band of Plunkett Pearse and Tone,
G C D GA martyr for old Ireland,Sean South from Garryowen
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