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van Diemen's land  U2

Hold me [G]now, oh [C]hold me [G]now [C]   [G]
Till this [Em]hour [C]has gone [D]around
And I'm [Bm]gone on the rising [Em]tide [C]
For to [G]face [D]van Diemen's [G]land [C]   [G]
It's a bitter [G]pill I [C]swallow [G]here[C]    [G]
To be [Em]rent from [C]one so [D]dear
We fought for [Bm]justice and not for [Em]gain[C]
But the magis[G]trate sent me [G]away[C]    [G]
Now kings will [G]rule and the [C]poor will [G]toil[C]    [G]
And tear their [Em]hands as they [C]tear the [D]soil
But a day will [Bm]come in the dawning [Em]age[C]
When an honest [G]man sees an honest [G]wage[C]
Hold me [G]now, oh [C]hold me [G]now [C]   [G]
Till this [Em]hour [C]has gone [D]around
And I'm [Bm]gone on the rising [Em]tide [C]
For to [G]face [D]van Diemen's [G]land [C]   [G]
Still the gunman [G]rules and [C]widows [G]pay[C]   [G]
A scarlet [Em]coat now a [C]black be[D]ret
They thought that [Bm]blood and sacri[Em]fice[C]
Could out of [G]death bring forth a [G]life[C]


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Marcelmeesters (report)

Option is Capo in second barr
Is easier to sing

doctony (report)

The 'D' major chord notation is missing for the lines: "... but the magistrate "sent" me away" where word "sent" takes the D chord; "... "seeks" an honest wage" where "seeks" takes the D chord ; "bring "forth" a life" where "forth" takes a D chord. The short progression is G/D/G followed by the rapid C-G thing.

Note: When the "Edge" [U2] does this song, the chords are in arpeggio form, not strummed. Sounds better too!

Doc Tony