This beautiful song was written by Christy Moore based on a poem by Pierce Mc Loughlin. Love playing this one on the guitar and the chords fit really well.

C
O’Hara, Hughes, McCreesh and Sands,

G
Doherty and Lynch

Dm G C
McDonnell, Hurson, McIlwee, Devine

C G G7
Darkened years of winter have passed

Dm G C
Summer waits for spring before it lives

C G
Blanket clad and wasted the winter has been long

Dm G C
No gleam of hope a thoughtless nation gives

C G G7
In silence we walked through the streets

Dm G C
As one by one our hungerstrikers died.

O’Hara, Hughes, McCreesh and Sands,
Doherty and Lynch
McDonnell, Hurson, McIlwee, Devine

Their memory is forever in my mind
Pictures of their faces in my eyes
My sorrow and grief will not subside
And my love for them I will not diguise

In silence we walked through the streets
As one by one our hungerstrikers died.

O’Hara, Hughes, McCreesh and Sands,
Doherty and Lynch
McDonnell, Hurson, McIlwee, Devine

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