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Wolfe Tones - Tri Coloured Ribbon Tabs

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Tri Coloured Ribbon Tabs

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Wolfe Tones
Verse: C,G  C,G   F,C,G,C   C,G

Chorus:C,G  C,G   F,C,G,C   C,G

I had a true love if ever a girl had one
I had a true love a brave lad was he
One fine Easter Monday with his gallant comrades
He started away for to make Ireland free

He whispered "Goodbye love, old Ireland is calling
High over Dublin our Tri-colour flies
In the streets of the city the foe man is falling
And wee birds are whistling "Old Ireland arise"

His bandloier around him, his bright bayonet shining
His short service rifle, a beauty to see
There was joy in his eyes, though he left me repining
And started away for to make Ireland free

In praying and watching the dark hours passed over
The roar of the guns brought no message to me
I prayed for Old Ireland, I prayed for my lover
That he might be safe and Old Ireland be free

The struggle was ended, they brought me the story
The last whispered message he sent unto me
"I was true to my land, love, I fought for her glory
And gave up my life for to make Ireland free"

For all around my hat I wear a tri-coloured ribbon, oh
All around my hat until death comes to me
And if anybody's asking me why do I wear it
It's all for my own true love I never more will see
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