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Rally Around The Drum  Paul Kelly

Intro [Bm] [G] [A] [Bm] [G] [A]

[Bm] Like my [G] brother [Bm] be-fore me [D] I'm a tent boxing [A] man...
[G] Like our [D] daddy be-[Bm] fore us... [A] travelling all around Gipps[Bm]land
I woke up one [G] cold [Bm] morning [D] Many miles from [A] Fitzroy
[G] And slowly [D] It came [Bm] dawning... [A] by Billy Leach I was [Bm] employed
[Cborus] 
[G] So rally [A] around the [Bm] drum boys  [G] Rally [A] around the [Bm] drum
[A] Every [G] day, every [Bm] night boysÂ… [D] Rally around the [A] drum

[Bm] [G] [A] [Bm] [G] [A] 

[Bm] Hoisting [G] tent-pole and tar [Bm] paulin... [D] Billy says now beat the [A] drum
[G] Rings out [D] across the show[Bm]ground and [A] all the people [Bm] come
Then Billy [G] starts a-[Bm] calling- [D] step right up, step right up [A] one and all
[G] Is there [D] anybody [Bm] game here... [A] to take on kid snow[Bm]ball

[repeat Cborus] 

[Bm] Sometimes I [G] fight a [Bm] gee-man... [D] yeah we put on a [A] show
[G] Sometimes I [D] fight a [Bm] hard man... [A] who wants to lay me [Bm] low
Sometimes [G] I get [Bm] tired... [D] but I don't ever [A] grouse
[G] I've got to [D] keep on [Bm] fighting... [A] Five dollars every [Bm] house

[repeat Cborus] 
[Fiddle Interlude] 

[Bm] Like my [G] daddy before [Bm] me... [D] I stand up and knock em [A] down
[G] Like my [D] brother before [Bm] me... [A] I'm weaving in your [Bm] town

[G] So rally [A] around the [Bm] drum boys  [G] Rally [A] around the [Bm] drum
[G] So rally [A] around the [Bm] drum boys  [G] Rally [A] around the [Bm] drum

[G] Rally [A] around the [Bm] drum [G] [A]

[Bm] [G] [A]  [Bm] [G] [A] [Fiddle] [Fade] 


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