Wolfe Tones

Joe Mc Donnell Chords

Wolfe Tones

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Joe Mc Donnell

Capo on 4th fret

        G                         C              G 
Oh me name is Joe McDonnell from Belfast town I came, 
        C        G           D 
That city I will never see again 
                                     C           G 
For in the town of Belfast I spent  many happy days 
    C                G           D 
I Love that town in Oh so many ways 

         Am         C      Am                     C      G                        
For it's there I spent my childhood and found for me a wife 
    Am       C      G             D 
I then set out to make for her a life 
 G                                     C            G           
But all my young ambitions met with bitterness and hate 
        C             G              D 
I soon found myself inside a prison gate 
Am C Am Am C D And you dare to call me a terrorist while you look down your gun Am C G D When I think of all the deeds that you have done G You have plundered many nations divided many lands C Am C D You have terrorised their people you ruled with an iron hand G D And you brought this reign of terror to my land
2 Through those many months internment in the Maidstone and the Maze I thought about my land throughout those days Why my country was divided why I was now in jail Imprisoned without crime or without trial And though I love my country I am not a bitter man I've seen cruelty and injustice at first hand So then one fateful morning I shook bold freedom's hand For right or wrong I'D tried to free my land Repeat Chorus Then one cold October morning trapped in a lion's den I found myself in prison once again I was committed to the H-Blocks for 14 years or more On the blanket the conditions they were poor Then a hunger strike we did commence for the dignity of man But it seemed to me that no one gave a damn Ah But now I am a saddened man I watched my comrades die If only people cared or wondered why Repeat Chorus May God shine on you Bobby Sands for the courage you have shown May your glory and your fame be widely known And Francis Hughes and Ray Mc Creesh who died unselfishly And Patsy O Hara and the next in line is me And those who lie behind me, may your courage be the same And I pray to God my life is not in vain Ah but sad and bitter was the year of 1981 For everything is lost and nothing's won

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