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The Town I Loved So Well Chords

Capo I

      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   
Where our school played ball by the gas 
    G
yard wall
      C                   G     D      
and we laughed through the smoke and the
G
smell
     Em          D             G      
Going home in the rain, running up the 
Em   C
dark lane
                 G      C        
past the jail and down behind the 
D
fountain
          G     D          C          
Those were happy days in so many, many 
G
ways
       C      G     D  G
in the town I loved so well

      G     D           C             
In the early morning the shirt factory 
G
horn
      C          G                     
called women from Creggan, the Moor and 
   D
the Bog
         G          D             
While the men on the dole played a 
C        G
mother's role,
       C            G    D          
fed the children and then walked the 
G
dogs
        Em        D               G    
And when times got rough there was just 
Em    C
about enough
               G           C   
But they saw it through without 
  D
complaining
    G      D          C       G
For deep inside was a burning pride
       C      G     D  G
in the town I loved so well

          G     D            C     G
There was music there in the Derry air
      C                G         
like a language that we all could 
    D
understand
   G          D          C         
I remember the day when I earned my 
     G
first pay
     C           G     D       G
As I played in a small pick-up band
       Em       D            G    Em  
There I spent my youth and to tell you 
   C
the truth
        G        C     D
I was sad to leave it all behind me
     G             D            C      
For I learned about life and I'd found a
G
wife
       C      G     D  G
in the town I loved so well

        G   D             C         
But when I returned how my eyes have 
G
burned
  C         G                        
to see how a town could be brought to 
   D
its knees
      G       D            C          
By the armored cars and the bombed out 
G
bars
        C              G       D   G
and the gas that hangs on to every tree
       Em       D               G   Em 
Now the army's installed by that old gas
     C
yard wall
                G         C           
and the damned barbed wire gets higher 
D
and higher
          G               D           
With their tanks and their guns, oh my 
C                   G
God, what have they done?
       C      G     D  G
to the town I loved so well

        G       D             C     G
Now the music's gone but they carry on
         C             G              
For their spirit's been bruised, never 
  D
broken
         G      D             C      
They will not forget but their hearts 
   G
are set
     C          G     D     G
on tomorrow and peace once again
          Em      D               G   
For what's done is done and what's won 
Em C
is won
                   G        C       D
and what's lost is lost and gone forever
     G    D          C                 
I can only pray for a bright, brand new 
G
day
       C      G     D  G
in the town I loved so well
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