Wolfe Tones - Rock On Rockall Chords & Tabs

 

Rock On Rockall Chords & Tabs

Wolfe Tones Chords & Tabs

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Rock On Rockall Chords

   
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THE WOLFE TONES
ROCK ON ROCKALL
words and music by Brian Warfield

This song is by the legendary Irish ballad group the Wolfe Tones.
It's about the island(rock) of Rockall which is about 200 miles northeast of Donegal.
Rockall is situated in Irish owned waters, but the English and more recently the Danes have tried 
to claim Rockall, but it's "Irish to the core".
"Tiochaidh Ar Lá"

Verse 1
D   A

D
Oh the Empire, it is finished

No foreign lands to seize
         G             D 
So the greedy eye of England 
                          A
Is turning towards the seas
    D                        Bm
Two hundred miles from Donegal
          D
There's a place that's called Rockall
         G               D
And the groping hands of Whitehall
    A                    D
Are grabbing at it's walls


Chorus
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                                    Bm
Oh rock on Rockall, you'll never fall 
     D
For Britains greedy hands
          G                D                               A
Oh you'll meet the same resistance like you did in many lands
        D                               Bm
May the seagulls rise and pluck your eyes
        D
And the water crush your shell
         G                    D
And the natural gas will your burn ass 
       A               D
And blow you all to hell


Verse 2

D
This rock is part of Ireland

For it's written in folklore
      G                        D
When Finn McCool took a sod of grass
                      A
He threw it to the fore
        D                            Bm
When he tossed a pebble across the sea
       D
Where ever did it fall
           G                     D
For the sod became the Isle of Man
        A                     D
Now the pebble's called Rockall


Chorus...


Verse 3

D
Oh the seas will not be silent

While Brittania grabs the waves
     G                   D
And remember that the Irish
                            A
Will no longer be your slaves
     D                         Bm
And remember that Brittania well
     D
She rules the waves no more
           G                 D 
So keep your hands off Rockall
     A               D
It's Irish to the core.

Chorus...

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