Gallipoli chords

by The Fureys & Davey Arthur

  • Writers: Mike Swan and Daire Doyle
  • Reference: 1915-1916 Gallipoli Campaign in the Ottoman Empire
  • This cover by The Fureys is on the album - The Fureys & Davey Arthur Live
  • Music: Key of D Major in 3/4 time at ~ 130 bpm
  • Chords: D, Em, Em7, G, A, A7, B7, Bm7
Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note
D Major Em Em7 G Major A Major A7 B7 Bm7 Bm7
D Major Em Em7 G Major A Major A7 B7 Bm7 Bm7

Gallipoli

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
               D    Dsus4   D    Dsus4   D    Dsus4
Intro: 3/4 ||: 1&2& 3&    | 1&2& 3&    | 1&2& 3&  :||

     D  Dsus4   D  Dsus4  Em7          A     A7    G     D 
   |          |         |     |  𝄎  |     |     |     |     |

      D     C     B7    Em7          A     G     D 
   |     |     |      |     |  𝄎  |     |     |     |  𝄎  |

        D                          Em
1. I re-mem-ber the day, it stands clear in my mind
            A                         G             D  
   We stood down to Dun Laoighaire to wave you good-bye
        D                                     Em
   Your ma was quiet-ly weep-ing, there was a tear in my eye
           A               A7          G      D
   As they sent you to Gal-li-po-li to die |     |
   
       D                                     Em
2. You looked so young as you stood there, a glint in your eye
           A                        G               D  
   And you sang re-bel songs as the stream-ers flew high
        D                    Em
   Your ma turned a-way, and I heard her sigh
               A               A7          G      D
   For you are sail-ing to Gal-li-po-li to die |     |
   
                 D           Bm7       Em
Chorus: You were all that we had, your mam-my and me
                 A                            G              D
        When you marched head erect, you were proud as could be
               D                C          B7             Em
        And it killed your poor ma, and it slow-ly killed me
                      Em                A           G                   D
        When you were blown to king-dom come on the shores of Gal-li-po-li |  𝄎  |

            D                      Em
3. We on-ly got one let-ter and we knew right a-way
            A                              G               D  
   It said "Deep-est re-grets your son was bold and he was brave"
            D                  Em
   You were on-ly 18, yet your mam-my and I
           A         A7          G      D 
   Let you go to Gal-li-po-li to die |     |

                 D           Bm7       Em
Chorus: You were all that we had, your mam-my and me
                 A                            G              D
        When you marched head erect, you were proud as could be
               D                C          B7             Em
        And it killed your poor ma, and it slow-ly killed me
                      Em                A           G                   D
        When you were blown to king-dom come on the shores of Gal-li-po-li |  𝄎  |
        
              D                           Em
4. You fought for the wrong count-ry, you died for the wrong cause
            A                          G                D  
   And your ma of-ten said that it was Ire-land's great loss
             D                                      Em
   All those fine young men who marched to for-eign shores to fight the wars
             A               A7         G       D 
   When the great-est war of all was at home |     |   

                 D           Bm7       Em
Chorus: You were all that we had, your mam-my and me
                 A                            G              D
        When you marched head erect, you were proud as could be
               D                C          B7             Em
        And it killed your poor ma, and it slow-ly killed me
                      Em                A           G                   D
        When you were blown to king-dom come on the shores of Gal-li-po-li        
        
                 D           Bm7       Em
Chorus: You were all that we had, your mam-my and me
                 A                            G              D
        When you marched head erect, you were proud as could be
               D                C          B7             Em
        And it killed your poor ma, and it slow-ly killed me
                      Em                A           G                   D
        When you were blown to king-dom come on the shores of Gal-li-po-li

          D          Em7           A    A7    G     D 
Outro: |     |  𝄎  |     |  𝄎  |     |     |     |     |

          D     C     B7   Em7           A     G     D     D 
       |     |     |     |      |  𝄎  |     |     |     |  𝄑  | 


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