Moore Christy - Back Home In Derry Chords & Tabs


Back Home In Derry Chords & Tabs

Moore Christy Chords & Tabs

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Back Home In Derry Chords

Back Home In Derry by Christy Moore

      Am      Em
   In 1803 we sailed out to sea
   G            D             Am
   Out from the sweet town of Derry
   Am                        Em
   For Australia bound if we didn't all drown
           G            D          Am
   And the marks of our fetters we carried
          Am                   Em
   In our rusty iron chains we sighed for our weans
       Am                    Em
   Our good women we left in sorrow
          Am                      Em
   As the mainsails unfurled, our curses we hurled
          G            D           Am
   On the English, and thoughts of tomorrow
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      C    G       Am         G            Am
      Oh..Oh... I wish I was back home in Derry
      C   G        Am         G            Am
      Oh..Oh... I wish I was back home in Derry

At the mouth of the Foyle, bid farewell to the soil
As down below decks we were lying
O'Doherty screamed, woken out of a dream
By a vision of bold Robert dying
The sun burned cruel as we dished out the gruel 
Dan O'Connor was down with a fever
Sixty rebels today bound for Botany Bay 
How many will meet their receiver

I cursed them to hell as her bow fought the swell 
Our ship danced like a moth in the firelight
White horse rode high as the devil passed by 
Taking souls to Hades by twilight
Five weeks out to sea, we were now forty-three
Our comrades we buried each morning
In our own slime we were lost in a time
Of endless night without dawning

Van Diemen's land is a hell for a man
To live out his whole life in slavery
Where the climate is raw and the gun makes the law
Neither wind nor rain care for bravery
Twenty years have gone by, I've ended my bond
My comrades ghosts walk behind me
A rebel I came - I'm still the same
On the cold winters night you will find me

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