Eric Bogle - Dedication Day Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
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No chord
    
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
Capo on 1 fret

G D C

G D C

Verse 1

GAugust in Mildura,D and winters on thCe run, Gthere?s an early taste of springtime, Din the warm mid-morning suCn. D GAs the men marched past from first to laDst, the crowds cheer evCeryone, aAmnd war seems somehow very far away, on this sunny DdedicatiAmon day. D G GThey marched to a memorial, Dbuilt by and for theirC own, Ga simple wall of remembraDnce of brick and steelC and stone. D GWith the names inscribed of those that died andD to those that had made it home, C

Am D Am D

witGh a debt of love and honor to repay, had all gathered there on dedication day.

Chorus

GIt?s dedicatDion day, C GIt?s dedicatDion day. C

Verse 2

GThere was a concert held that evening me and othDers sang our songs, C

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while thDe boys drank beer and reminisced, laughed and clapped and sang along. GAs I was standing there with my guitar, just waDiting to go on, C

Am D Am

a man grabbed my arm anDd said please wGould you play a, song for my mate Hans this dedication day.

Verse 3

GHe asked me to sing welcome home, andD I saw tears in his eyes, C G I knew there was a story thereD, but I did not want to prCy. D And then he said to meG, I want that song you see, for thisD morning my mate died, C

Am D Am

Dfaced with hisG grief there was nothing I could say, so I sang for Hans on dedication day.

Chorus

GIt?s dedicaDtion day C GIt?s dedicaDtion day C

Verse 4

GThey say that Hans took his own life, but I doDn?t know if that?s tCrue, Gbut if it is that?s no surDprise, too many Vietnam vetrans do.C D GOnly those who were there, can know the despair and tDhe pain that he went through, C

Am D Am

for who canG understand it more than they, those who knew the cost of dedication day

Verse 5

GThough that Asian wars long over, there still Dburying their dead C yet somGehow the bond grows stronger, with each bDroken thread C D GWhat poison stole and two hands solDd to taint the years ahead C

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In thaGt war so long ago and far away until they died of wounds on dedication day.

G D C

G D C

Chorus

GIt's dedicaDtion day C GIt's dedicaDtion day C

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