Just re-visited this thread. GUEST, you've probably found the chords to Yesterday's Men that you were looking for, a long time ago. But in case you haven't:
When we learned the song from the Furey's recording, Reiver 1 came up with these chords:
'Twas Joey the Weasel that gave us the wire,
They were closing our factory down.
Though we didn't believe him, and we called him a liar,
The redundancy letters came 'round.
As we read them in silence, I choked back a tear,
It was hard to believe after twenty odd years.
Farewell, my companions, my friends and my workmates,
Farewell to the paydays, the pints and the craic;
For we gave them our best years, now they've paid us back
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By makin' us yesterday's men, (sure as Hell),
By makin' us yesterday's men.
I don't know if we sang it in the same key as the Furey's but those chords worked for us. What a powerful song!! And here in the U.S. it's all happening again - thanks to George W.. Hopefully, the Celtic Tiger will do better this time around!