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      Am      Em
   In 1803 we sailed out to sea
   G            D             Am
   Out from the sweet town of Derry
   Am                        Em
   For Australia bound if we didn't all drown
           G            D          Am
   And the marks of our fetters we carried
          Am                   Em
   In our rusty iron chains we sighed for our weans
       Am                    Em
   Our good women we left in sorrow
          Am                      Em
   As the mainsails unfurled, our curses we hurled
          G            D           Am
   On the English, and thoughts of tomorrow

      C    G       Am         G            Am
      Oh..Oh... I wish I was back home in Derry
      C   G        Am         G            Am
      Oh..Oh... I wish I was back home in Derry

At the mouth of the Foyle, bid farewell to the soil
As down below decks we were lying
O'Doherty screamed, woken out of a dream
By a vision of bold Robert dying
The sun burned cruel as we dished out the gruel 
Dan O'Connor was down with a fever
Sixty rebels today bound for Botany Bay 
How many will meet their receiver

I cursed them to hell as her bow fought the swell 
Our ship danced like a moth in the firelight
White horse rode high as the devil passed by 
Taking souls to Hades by twilight
Five weeks out to sea, we were now forty-three
Our comrades we buried each morning
In our own slime we were lost in a time
Of endless night without dawning

Van Diemen's land is a hell for a man
To live out his whole life in slavery
Where the climate is raw 


The above is solely MY INTERPRETATION of this great song, in a format aimed at learning guitarists.
No attempt has been made to copy or reproduce the artist's or publisher's sheet music for the song, 
if such exists.

It can be used for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. To play the song as it should be played, you should 
purchase the official sheetmusic for the song. You should also purchase and listen to the song to learn 
the rhythm and timing of the song - this is essential if you wish to play the song with any degree of accuracy


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