Pogues - Gentleman Soldier Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
2
1
3
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
X
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

Intro

e|------------------------|
B|---0------0------0------|
G|--0-0----0-0----0-0---0-|
D|-0---0--0---0--0---0-0--|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|

Intro 2x

--For the first verse the guitar just plays a G. For the remaining verses it follows the pattern of the second. It's Gof a gentleman soldier as sentry he did stand He saluted a fair maiden by a waiving of his hand So then he boldly kissed her and he passed it off as a joke He drilled her up in the sentry box wrapped up in a soldier's cloke And the Gdrums are going a Drap a tap tap And the Gfifes they loudly Dplay Fare you Gwell Polly my dear I Dmust be going Gaway All Gnight they tossed and tumbled till the Ddaylight did Gappear The Gsoldier rose, put on his clothes, saying, DFare you well my Gdear For the Gdrums they are a Dbeating and the Gfifes they so sweetly Dplay If it Gweren't for that Polly my dear with Dyou I'd gladly Gstay And the drums are going a rap a tap tap And the fifes they loudly play Fare you well Polly my dear I must be going away D over whistle part repeat twice
Here's the beginner version for those not accostomed to playing in position as well
E|-------------------------------|
B|-----------0---0-3---0---------|
G|---0---0-2---2-----0---2-0---0-|
D|-0---0---------------------4---|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|
Now come you gentleman soldier, won't you marry me? Oh no my dearest Polly such things can never be for I've a wife already children I have three Two wives are allowed in the army but one's too many for me And the drums are going a rap a tap tap And the fifes they loudly play Fare you well Polly my dear I must be going away If anyone comes a courting you, you can treat them to a glass If anyone comes a courting you, you can say you're a country lass You needn't ever tell them, nor pass it off as a joke That you got drilled in a sentry box wrapped up in a soldier's cloke And the drums are going a rap a tap tap And the fifes they loudly play Fare you well Polly my dear I must be going away Oh it's come my gentleman soldier, why didn't you tell me so? My parents will be angy when this they come to know When nine months had been and gone the poor girl she brought shame She had a little militia boy and she didn't know his name And the drums are going a rap a tap tap And the fifes they loudly play Fare you well Polly my dear I must be going away