Dubliners, The - Town I loved so well

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Intro

| G | D7 | C | G  |
| C | Am | D | D7 |

Verse 1

G          D7       C      G
In my memory I will always see
    C         G      G        D
The town that I have loved so well
G                       D7          C        G
Where our school played ball by the Gas-yard wall
       C                   G     D       G    Gsus4 G
And we laughed through the smoke and the smell
      C           D             G      F#/G Em7
Going home in the rain, running up the dark lane
         C    B/C Am7             D      D7
Past the jail and down behind the fountain
           G     D7          C          G
Those were happy days, in so many, many ways
       C      G     D  G    Gsus4 G
In the town I loved so well

Verse 2

G D7 C G:
In the early morning the Shirt Factory horn
C G G D:
Called women from Graigeen, The Moor and The Bog
G D7 C G:
While the men on the dole played a mother's role
C G D G Gsus4 G:
Fed the children, and then walked the dogs
C D G F#/G Em7:
And when times got tough there was just about enough
C B/C Am7 D D7:
But they saw it through without complaining
G D7 C G:
For deep inside was a burning pride
C G D G Gsus4 G:
For the town I love so well

Verse 3

G D7 C G:
There was music there in the Derry air
C G G D:
Like a language that we all could understand
G D7 C G:
I remember the day that I earned my first pay
C G D G Gsus4 G:
When I played in a small pick-up band
C D G F#/G Em7:
There I spent my youth, and to tell you the truth
C B/C Am7 D D7:
I was sad to leave it all behind me
G D7 C G:
For I'd learned about life and I'd found me a wife
C G D G Gsus4 G:
In the town I loved so well

Verse 4

G D7 C G:
But when I returned, how my eyes have burned
C G G D:
To see how a town could be brought to its knees
G D7 C G:
By the armoured cars and the bombed out bars
C G D G Gsus4 G:
And the gas that hangs on to every breeze
C D G F#/G Em7:
Now the army is installed by the old Gas-yard wall
C B/C Am7 D D7:
And the damned barbed wire gets higher and higher
G D7 C G:
With their tanks and their guns, oh my God what have they done
C G D G Gsus4 G:
To the town I love so well

Verse 5

G D7 C G:
Now the music's gone, but they carry on
C G G D:
For their spirit's been brused, but never broken
G D7 C G:
They will not forget for their hearts are all set
C G D G Gsus4 G:
On tomorrow, and peace once again
C D G F#/G Em7:
For what's done is done, and what's won is won
C B/C Am7 D D7:
And what's lost is lost and gone forever
G D7 C G:
I can only pray for a bright brand new day
C G D G Gsus4 G:
In the town I love so well