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Boys from the County Hell  The Pogues

***Boys From the County Hell - Shane MacGowan
from the album "Red Roses For Me"
Chorus by Brian Davies..http://www.ils.nwu.edu/~davies/guitar/index.html
Boys From The County Hell - as perfomed by The Pogues
Opening (banjo part)
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e|=======================12=10====12= (last 4 notes played with a slide)
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Intro |Em |Em |Em |Em |Em |Em |Em D|Em D Em ||
On the [Em]first day of march it was raining
It was raining worse than anything that [Am]I have ever seen
I drank ten pints of beer and I [G]cursed all the people there
And I wish that all this raining would stop falling down on [Em]me
And it's [G]lend me ten pounds and I'll buy you a [D]drink
And [G]mother wake me [D]early in the [Em]morning
At the time I was working for a landlord
And he was the meanest bastard that you have ever seen
And to lose a single penny would grieve him awful sore
And he was a miserable bollocks and a bitch's bastard's whore
Chorus
I recall that we took care of him one Sunday
We got him out the back and we broke his fucking balls
And maybe that was dreaming and maybe that was real
But all I know is I left the place without a penny or fuck all
Chorus
And now I've the most charming of verandahs
I sit and watch the junkies, the drunks and pimps and whores
Five green bottles are sitting on the floor
And I wish to Christ I wish to Christ that I had fifteen more
Chorus
(Repeat Banjo part)
Inst |Em |Em |Em |Em |Em |Em |Em D|Em D Em ||
Chorus
The boys and me are drunk and looking for you
We'll eat your frigging entrails and we won't give a damn
Me daddy was a blueshirt and my mother a madam
And my brother earned his medals raping gooks in Vietnam
Chorus
On the first day of march it was raining
It was raining worse than anything that I have ever seen
Stay on the other side of the road 'cause you can never tell
We've a thirst like a gang of devils we're the boys from the county hell
Chorus X 2

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