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Folk Song

X:1 T:Roddy M'Corley C:Trad M: C Z:Webmaster R: march % K: G GA| "G"B2 AB D2GA| B3A G2 DD| "C"E2 G2 "D7"G2 A2| "G"(G4 G2) Bc|

    "G"d2 d2 d2 Bd| "C"e2 e2 "G"d2 BA| "Em"G2 E2 "Am"c2 B2| "D7"(A4 A2) Bc|
    "G"d2 d2 "G7"d2 Bd| "C"e2 e2 "G"d2 BA| "Em"G2 E2 "Am"c2 B2| "D7"(A4 A2) GA|
    "G"B2 AB D2GA| "B7"B3A "Em"G2 DD| "C"E2 G2 "D7"G2 A2| "G"(G4 G2) |]

% W:1 W:Oh, see that fleet foot host of men, W:Who speed with faces wan From farmstead and from fisher's cot W:Along the banks of Bann. They come with vengeance in their eyes, W:Too late, too late are they As young Roddy M'Corley goes to die On the Bridge of Toome today. W: W:2 W:Oh Ireland, mother Ireland! You love them still the best W:The fearless brave that fighting fell Upon your hapless breast. W:Oh but never a one of all your dead More bravely fell in fray W:Than he who marches to his fate On the Bridge of Toome today. W: W:3 W:Up the narrow street he stepped, Smiling proud and young; W:About the hemp-rope on his neck The golden ringlets hung. W:There is never a tear in his blue eyes, Both glad and bright are they - W:As young Roddy M'Corley goes to die On the Bridge of Toome today. W: W:4 W:When he last stepped up that street His shining pike in hand, W:Behind him marched in grim array A stalwart earnest band! W:For Amtrim town! for Antrim town! He led them to the fray - W:And young Roddy M'Corley goes to die On the Bridge of Toome today. W: W:5 W:Because he loved the mother land Because he loved the green, W:He goes to meet a martyr's fate With a proud and a joyous beam. W:True to the last, true to the last He treads the upward way. W:And young Reddy M'Corley goes to die On the Bridge of Toome today. % % % % %

					
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