Dropkick Murphys - Green Fields Of France Chords & Tabs


Green Fields Of France Chords & Tabs

Dropkick Murphys Chords & Tabs

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Green Fields Of France Chords

  GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE -  by Eric Bogle, as performed by DROPKICK MURPHYS
          Chords and pluck by Jens :)                                    
	  Snap a capo on the third fret

Can't say they play these exact chords, i stole most of it from the original song,
but it fits in and sounds beatuiful in my ears, cant help cryin to this song.

They play something like this, and after like half the verses they
Switch over to really fast up and down strokes, guess it fits better when
u have a piano, i play the pluck throughout the whole song when i go solo.

	G                Em		   C               Am
And so on...

Listen to the song to hear when to play the same chord twise and so on.	
havn't made an intro part, but it's just to play like the finishing line
of chords in the chorus or something.

          G               Em       C      Am
          Well how do you do young Willie McBride,
                 D         D7            C           G
          Do you mind if I sit here down by your graveside,
                         Em           C           Am
          And rest for a while in the warm summer sun,
                    D           D7      C          G          
          I've been walking all day and I'm nearly done.
          G             Em                  C    Am
          I see by your gravestone you were only 19,
                   D                C         G D7
          When you joined the great fallen in 1916,
               G               Em          Am     
          Well I hope you died quick and I hope you died clean,
             D        D7           C        G
          Or Willie McBride was it slow and obscene.


          G        D             D7     
          Did they beat the drum slowly, 
	            C             G
	  Did they play the fife lowly,
                   D              D7             C           D
          Did they sound the dead march, as they lowered you down,
                  C                            G   Em
          Did the band play the last post and chorus,
                  G              C              D7   G
          Did the pipes play the Flowers of the Forest.

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	      G               Em        C          Am 
          And did you leave a wife or a sweetheart behind,
	       D        D7            C           G
          In some loyal heart is your memory enshrined,
	                 Em           C Am 
          And though you died back in 1916,
	     D          D7            C       G	
          To that loyal heart  you're forever 19.
	  G            Em               C      Am
          Or are you a stranger without even a name,
	     D    C                 G              D7 
          Forever enshrined behind some old glass pane,
             G           Em             Am           
          In an old photograph all torn tattered and stained,
              D        D7          C           G
          And faded to yellow in a brown leather frame.


	      G             Em            C               Am
          The sun's shining down on these green fields of France,
	      D               D7             C           G
          The warm wind blows gently and the red poppies dance,
			    Em            C         Am
          The trenches have vanished long under the plow
	     D              D7       C           G
          No gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing now.
	      G            Em             C               Am
          But here in this graveyard it's still "No Man's Land",
	      D               C          G            D7
          The countless white crosses in mute witness stand,
	     G           Em              Am         
          To man's blind indifference to his fellow man,
	        D        D7                C             G
          And a whole generation that were butchered and damned.


	        G              Em         C        Am
          And I can't help but wonder, oh Willie McBride
	     D             D7       C             G
          Do all those who lie here know why they die,
                   Em       C                    G
          Did you really believe them when they told you the cause
                    D       D7              C             G
          Did they really believe that this war would end wars.
	             G             Em          C          Am
          Well, the suffering, the sorrow, the glory, the shame
	      D           C        G               D7
          The killing and dying it was all done in vain,
             G        Em           Am
          Oh Willie McBride it all happened again,
              D       D7         C          G
          And again, and again, and again, and again.

	With a reservation for errors, guess if you don't totally suck
	you can make up for them yourself...