I [G] remember the day it stands [C] clear in my [D] mind

We stood down at [C] Dunmurey [D] waving good[G]bye

Your ma was gently [Em] weeping there was a [C] tear in my [D] eye

You were [C] sailing to [D] Gallipoli to [G] die


You looked so young as you stood there that glint in your eye

and you sang rebel songs as the streamers flew high

Your ma turned away and I heard her sigh

Hes going to Gallipoli to die



You were [G] all that we had you [Am] mammy and [D] me

When you [Am] marched head [D] erect you looked [G] proud as could be

But it killed your poor [F] ma and its [C] slowly killing [Am] me

You were [D] blown to kingdom come on the [C] shores of [G] Gallipoli


We got only one letter and we knew right away

It said deepest regrets you son was and he was brave

You were only nineteen when your mammy and I

Let you go to Gallipoli to die


You fought for the wrong country you fought for the wrong cause

And your ma often said it was Irelands sad loss

All those fine young men who marched to foreign lands to fight the war

When the greatest war of all was at home