Damien Dempsey - Colony Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
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Fm

variations
         
         
         
         
         
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No chord
    
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

Intro

E

A Fm E

A Fm E

Chorus

EI Sing the song of the colony, How many years and your still not free, FmAnd your mother cries,Oh and you ask God why. EGreed is the knife, and the scars run deep, How many races with much reason to weep, FmAnd your children cry, Oh and you ask God why.

Verse

EAnnie, she came from Dunlaven town, The TB came, and killed her family all around, FmPopulation boomed, livin' in two rooms. EKatie she came from down Townsend street, Ten in her bed, and no shoes on their feet, Fm1916 came, they played the patriots game. EFreddy, he came form the Iveagh flats, Tenement slums and infested with rats, FmSleepin on damp straw, tryin not to break the law. EThomas he came from Kilmainah Mayo, Semi starvation was the only life you know, FmIn a two room shack, then jailed in Letterfrack.

A Fm E

A Fm E

Chorus

EI sing the song of the colony, How many years and your still not free, FmAnd your mother cries, oh and you ask God why. EGreed is the knife, and the scars run deep, How many races with much reason to weep, FmAnd your children cry, oh and you ask God why.

Verse

EI look to the east, I look to the west, To the north and the south, And im not too impresed. FmTime after time after crime after crime, They rape, rob, pilage, enslaved, and murdered, EJesus Christ was their God, And they done it in his name, So he could take the blame if its not all a game, FmWith Bible in one hand,and a sword in the other, They came to purify my land, E And my Gaelic Irish mothers and fathers and sisters and brothers With our own anchient customs, laws, music, art, FmWay of life and culture Tribal in structure, we had a civilisation, When they were still neanderthal nations EWe suffer with the Native American, The Indian in Asia, Aboriginal Australia, FmThe African people with their history so deep, And our children still weep, And our lives are still cheap, EThey came from Germany and France, from England and from Spain, From Belgium and from Portugal, You all done much the same, FmYou took what was not yours, Went against your own Bible, You broke your own laws, just to outdo the rival EBut did you ever apologise, For the hundreds of millions of lives, Yous destroyed and terrorised, or have you never realised FmDid you never feel shame for what was done in your countrys name, And find out whos to blame, and why it was so in-humane. EAnd still they teach you in your school, About those glorious days of rule, And how its your destiny to be, superior to me, FmBut if you've any kind of mind, You'll see that all human kind Are the children of this earth, EAnFmd your hate for them will chew you up and spit you out! AYou'll never kill our will tFmo be free, to Ebe free, You'll never kill our will to be free, to be free, You'll never kill our will to be free, to be free, AInSide our minds, we all hold thFme key! E A Fm E Till outro

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