Come Out Ye Black and Tans
A song in the key of Ddor
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X:2239 T:Come Out Ye Black and Tans R:song C:words by Dominic Behan (1928-1989) Z:id:hn-song-67 M:2/4 L:1/8 Q:1/4=100 K:Ddor Ac | dd/d/ de | d2 cA | GG GA | G2 Ac | dd de | dc de | d2 c2 | A2 (AB) | cc cd | c2 BA | GE DE/D/ | C2 DE | FF ED | AG FE | D2 C2 | D2 || Ac | dd de | d>d cA | GG GA | G2 Ac | dd de | dc de | d2 c2 | A2 AB | cc cd | c2 BA | GE DE | C2 DE | FF ED | AG FE | D2 C2 | D2 || W:I was born in the Dublin streets, where the Royal drums they beat, W:And those loving English feet they walked all over us, W:And each and every night, when me father'd come home tight, W:He'd invite the neighbours outside with this chorus: W: W:Chorus: W:Oh, come out you black and tans, come out and fight me like a man, W:Show your wives how you won medals down in Flanders W:Tell them how the IRA made you run like hell away, W:From the green and lovely fields of Killashandra. W: W:Oh, come let me hear you tell how you slandered great Parnell, W:When you thought him well and truly persecuted, W:Where are the sneers and jeers that you bravely let us hear W:When our heroes of sixteen were executed. W: W:Chorus W: W:Oh, come tell us how you slew those old Arabs two by two W:Like the Zulus they had spears and bows and arrows, W:How you bravely faced each one with your sixteen pounder gun W:And you frightened them poor natives to their marrow. W: W:Chorus W: W:Now the day is coming fast and the time is here at last, W:When each yeoman will be cast aside before us, W:And if there be a need sure our kids will sing, "Godspeed" W:With a verse or two of Stephen Behan's chorus. W: W:Chorus