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mandotim Chord Req: Magdalen Launderies (5) RE: Chord Req: Magdalen Launderies 20 Sep 10

These are they, more or less. I usually play it in G, as there is a nice little sus2 riff that Christy Moore plays in his version of the song.

D                               Bm
Joannie was an unmarried girl just turned twenty-seven

D                                                       Bm
when they sent her to the sisters because of the way men looked at her.

G                                             Bm
Branded as a jezebel she knew she was not bound for heaven,

G                                    A          Bm
she had been cast in shame into the Magdalen launderies.

D                                 Bm
Most girls went there pregnant some by their own fathers.

D                              Bm
Bridget got her belly from the Parish Priest.

G                                                          Bm
They\'re trying to wash things as white as snow,all of those woe-begotten daughters

          G                      A         Bm
in the steaming stains of the Magdalen launderies.

G                               Bm
Prostitutes and destitutes and temptresses like Joanie.

G                            Bm
Fallen women sentenced into dreamless drudgery.

Why do the call this place Our Lady Of Charity?

Of Charity?

These bloodless brides of Jesus if they could just once glimpse
their groom.

D                                              Bm
They\'d drop the stones concealed behind their rosaries.

G                                                 Bm
They wilt the grass they walk upon they leech the light out of a room.

                G                           A
They\'d like to wash those girls down the drains of The Magdalen

D                                                          Bm
Peg O\'Connell died today.She was a cheeky girl,they stuffed her in a hole.

D                                          Bm
Surely to God you\'d think at least some bells should ring.

G                                                      Bm
Joanie thinks she\'ll die there too and that they\'ll tramp her in the dirt,

         G                  A                           Bm
like some lame bulb that never will bloom when the springtime comes.
when the springtime comes.

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