Traditional Irish - The Foggy Dew Chords & Tabs

 

The Foggy Dew Chords & Tabs

Traditional Irish Chords & Tabs

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The Foggy Dew Chords

   
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.
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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.
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