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Flight of Earls  Wolfe Tones

Flight Of The Earls
(Wolfe Tones)
Verse 1: [G]I can hear the [D]bells of [G]Dublin in this lonely [D]waiting [G]room
And the [C]Paper-boys are [G]singing in the [D]rain
Not too [G]long bef[D]ore they [G]take us to the Airport and [D]the [G]noise
To [C]get onboard a [G]Trans-Atl[D]antic [G]plane
We've got [D]nothing left to stay for, we have [C]no more left to [G]say
And there [C]isn't any [G]work for us to [D]do
So fare[G]well you [D]boys and [G]girls another bloody [D]flight of [G]Earls
Our best [C]asset is [G]our best [D]export [G]too
Verse 2: It's not murder, fear or famine that makes us leave this time
We're not going to join McAlpines fusiliers
We've got brains and we've got vision, we've got education too
But we just can't throw away these precious years
So we walk the streets of London and the streets of Baltimore
And we meet at night in several Boston bars
We're the leaders of the future but we're far away from home
And we dream of you beneath the Irish stars
Verse 3: As we look on Ellis Island and the lady in the bay
And Manhattan turns to face another Sunday
We just wonder what you're doing to bring us all back home
As we look forward to another Monday
Because it's not the work that scares us, we don't mind an honest job
And we know things will get better once again
So a thousand times adieu, we've got Bono and U2
All we're missing is the Guiness and the rain
Verse 4: So switch off your new Computers ??cos the writing's on the wall
We're leaving as our fathers did before
Take a look at Dublin Airport or the boat that leaves North Wall
There'll be no Youth unemployment anymore
Because we're over here in Queensland and in parts of New South Wales
We're on the seas and airways and the trains
hope you like it.
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