The Wolfetones - Joe Mcdonnell Chords & Tabs


Joe Mcdonnell Chords & Tabs

The Wolfetones Chords & Tabs

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Joe Mcdonnell Chords


This song is about Joe McDonnell, an Irish Republican Volunteer who died in prison
while on hunger strike in 1981, he and his comrades were protesting against
the conditions and the fact that the British were trying to force them to wear 
prison uniform when they were POW's. The British government wrongly convicted
them of being terrorists when the terrorists were and still are the British
government who have beign terrorising the Irish since 1167.

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Verse 1
       G                           C              G
  O me name is Joe McDonnell, from Belfast town I came
       C           G             D
  That city I will never see again
      G                             C           G
  For in the town of Belfast I spent many happy days
    C                 G          D
  I love that town in oh so many ways
           Am      C        Am            C              G
  For it's there I spent my childhood and found for me a wife
    Am              C        G       D
  I then set out to make for her a life
      G                               C              G
  But all my young ambitions met with bitterness and hate
         C            G               D
  I soon found myself inside a prison gate

          Am   C         Am              C                  G
  And you dare call me a terrorist while you look down your gun
         Am               C          G        D
  When I think of all the deeds that you have done
  You had plundered many nations divided many lands
          C                Am                C            D
  You had terrorised their peoples you ruled with an iron hand
          G                     C            D
  And you brought this reign of terror to my land