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Christy Moore - Smoke And Strong Whiskey Live Chords

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Smoke And Strong Whiskey Live Chords

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Christy Moore
[Verse 1]
 D                           G
Kids wear white garters and smell like their mothers
       C                     G
Whose husbands and fathers alike
              D                      C
Drink black beer in the same public houses
 C            D               G
Smelling of smoke and strong whiskey
 
 
 
  D                       G
Mammies and daddies and skipping ropes
    C                  G
Lectures from priests, living in hope
 D                         C
They've not mistaken the brand of their coats
  C                 D        G
Paid for by their spiritual teachings
 
 
 
   D                     G
A busy year this, the streets running red
 C                  G
How many sent to a nuptial bed
         D                   C
And how many sent home to a winter of graves
         C        D           G
And how many wait in for the slaughter
 
 
[Chorus]
G        C       D
Oh          the holy ground
  C                        Am                             D
Ceud mile failte, there's saints and there's scholars to see
G        C       D
Oh          the holy ground
    C                        Am                        D
The far away hills ain't as green as they once used to be'
 
 
 
[Verse 2]
      D                   G
It's Easter again and we cannot forget
 C                        G
Brothers and sisters and all that was said
     D                          C
So practice your pipes, stand proud in the wet
         C           D          G
For the eyes of the world are upon you
 
 
D                    G
Kellys seventeen and he thinks he's a man
     C                           G
He's out on the street with a gun in his hand
         D                       C
He's Protecting the pipers that play in the band
           C      D            G
While the enemy waits with an army
 
 
 
D                 G
Dia le hEireann, suckle the empire
C                 G
Dia le hEireann, suffer the loss
         D                         C
Of the green and the red and the orange white and blue
         C             D           G
And the blood and the pain and the hatred
 
 
 
[Chorus]
G        C         D
Oh            the holy ground
C                          Am                             D
Ceud mile failte, there's saints and there's scholars to see
G        C         D
Oh            the holy ground
     C                       Am                        D
The far away hills ain't as green as they once used to be
 
 
[Verse 3]
 
 D                    G
God in his mercy has given us men
    C                         G
To lead us to peace but they can't put an end
        D                         C
To all those young women who are leaving the land
     C             D         G
Flying frightened over the water
 
D                         G
Father walks home on the colourless night
         C                G
And the organisation has blinded his sight
     D                     G
His wife and his kids are sleeping tonight
        C                       D
In the arms of sweet Jesus and Mary
 
 
[Chorus]
G        C         D
Oh            the holy ground
C                          Am                             D
Ceud mile failte, there's saints and there's scholars to see
G        C         D
Oh            the holy ground
     C                       Am                        D
The far away hills ain't as green as they once used to be
 
[Outro]
 D                           G
Kids wear white garters and smell like their mothers
       C                     G
Whose husbands and fathers alike
              D                      C
Drink black beer in the same public houses
 C            D               G
Smelling of smoke and strong whiskey
 
C            D               G
Smelling of smoke and strong whiskey
            
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