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The Kings Shilling Ukulele tab

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The Kings Shilling

  		
G6 
Oh my love has left me with bairnes twa 

And that's the last of him I ever saw 
                                  Em 
He joined the army and marched to war 
            Am7 
He took the shilling, 
             C                D      G 
He took the shilling and he's off to war 

Chorus: 
G     C        G                     Am 
Come, laddies, come, hear the cannon roar 
         G                   C      D      G 
Take the king’s shilling and you’re off to war 

G     C      G          C       G 
Well, did he look as he marched along 
                  C       G 
With his kilt and sporran and his musket gun 
           C      G                 Em 
The ladies tipped him as he marched along 
          Am7               C          D      G 
He sailed out by, he sailed out by the Broomielaw 

G        C         G          C       G 
Well the pipes did play as he marched along 
                 C    G 
And the soldiers sang out a battle song 
                  C   G                 Em 
"March on, march on,” cried the captain gay 
             Am7                   C               D     G 
For king and country, for king and country we will fight today 

(Chorus) 

G         C      G              C        G 
Well, the battle rattled to the sound of guns 
                 C       G 
And the bayonets flashed in the morning sun 
              C    G              Em 
The drums did beat and the cannon roared 
                 Am7                          C                D         G 
And the shilling little seemed, oh the shilling didn’t seem much worth the war 


G         C        G              C       G 
Well, the men they fought and the men did fall 
            C   G 
Cut down by bayonet and musket ball 
     C  G                 Em 
Many of these brave young men 
            Am7                    C             D    G 
Would never fight for, would never fight for the King again 

G     C        G                     Am 
Come, laddies, come, hear the cannon roar 
         G               C          D       G 
Take the king’s shilling and you'll die in  war… 
G     C        G                     Am 
Come, laddies, come, hear the cannon oar 
         G               C          D      G 
Take the king’s shilling and you'll die in war… 
G     C        G                     Am 
Come, laddies, come, hear the cannon roar 
         G               C          D      G 
Take the king’s shilling and you'll die in war… 
       C           G 
Die in war, die in war 
       C           G 
Die in war, die in war 
	  
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