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

All chords are played in arpeggio
(first from low frequency to high frequency and then back).

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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