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Dedication Day

Eric Bogle

 GDC
Verse 1

 GDC
 August in Mildura, and winters on the run,
 GDCD
 there?s an early taste of springtime, in the warm mid-morning sun.                              
 GDC
 As the men marched past from first to last, the crowds cheer everyone,
 AmDAmDG
 and war seems somehow very far away, on this sunny dedication day.                             

 GDC
 They marched to a memorial, built by and for their own,
 GDCD
 a simple wall of remembrance of brick and steel and stone.                      
 GDC
 With the names inscribed of those that died and to those that had made it home,   
 G
 with a debt of love and honor to repay, had all gathered there on dedication day.

Chorus

 GDC
 It?s dedication day,  
 GDC
 It?s dedication day.   

Verse 2
 GDC
 There was a concert held that evening me and others sang our songs,       
 D
while the boys drank beer and reminisced, laughed and clapped and sang along.
 GDC
 As I was standing there with my guitar, just waiting to go on,          
 DG
 a man grabbed my arm and said please would you play a, song for my mate Hans this dedication day.

Verse 3
 GDC
 He asked me to sing welcome home, and I saw tears in his eyes,      
 GDCD
  I knew there was a story there, but I did not want to pry.                       

 GDC
And then he said to me, I want that song you see, for this morning my mate died,            
 DG
 faced with his grief there was nothing I could say, so I sang for Hans on dedication day.

Chorus
 GDC
 It?s dedication day    
 GDC
 It?s dedication day    

(Piano solo)

Verse 4
 GDC
 They say that Hans took his own life, but I don?t know if that?s true,
 GDCD
 but if it is that?s no surprise, too many Vietnam vetrans do.                         
 GDC
 Only those who were there, can know the despair and the pain that he went through,          
 G
for who can understand it more than they, those who knew the cost of dedication day

Verse 5
 GDC
 Though that Asian wars long over, there still burying their dead         
 GDCD
yet somehow the bond grows stronger, with each broken thread                           
 GDC
 What poison stole and two hands sold to taint the years ahead   
 G
In that war so long ago and far away until they died of wounds on dedication day.

 GDC
Chorus

 GDC
 It's dedication day   
 GDC
 It's dedication day    

(Repeat until fade out)

Any corrections or comments would be much appreciated, huntersc75@hotmail.com

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