The Dubliners

Town I Loved So Well, The

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Town I Loved So Well, The

	  		G         D         C      G 
In my memory I will always see 
    C         G               D 
The town that I have loved so well 
          G             D           C       G 
Where our school played ball by the gasyard wall 
       C                   G     D   G 
And we laughed through the smoke and smell. 
      Em          D            C           D 
Going home in the rain running up the dark lane 
         C        Am7             D 
Past the jail and down beside the fountain 
           G     D          C         G 
Those were happy days in so many many ways 
       C      G     D  G 
In the town I loved so well. 

In the early morn the shirt factory horn 
Called women from Creggan, the Moor and the Bog 
While the men on the dole played a mothers role 
Fed the children and then walked the dog 
And when times got rough, there was just about enough 
But they saw it through without complaining 
For deep inside was a burning pride 
for the town I loved so well. 

There was music there in the Derry air 
Like a language that we could all understand 
I remember the day when I earned my first pay 
as I played in a small pickup band 
There I spent my youth and to tell you the truth 
I was sad to leave it all behind me 
For I'd learned about life and I'd found a wife 
In the town I loved so well. 

But when I returned how my eyes were burned 
To see how a town could be brought to it's knees 
By the armoured cars and the bombed out bars 
And the gas that hangs on to every breeze 
Now the army's installed by that old gasyard wall 
And the damned barbed wire gets higher and higher 
With their tanks and guns 
Oh my God, what have they done 
To the town I loved so well. 

Now the music's gone but they carry on 
For their spirit's been bruised, never broken 
Oh, they'll not forget still their hearts are set 
On tomorrow and peace once again 
Now what's done is done and what's won is won 
And what's lost is lost and gone forever 
I can only pray for a bright brand new day 
In the town I loved so well. 
		  

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