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Origins: Sands of Sudan (from The Dubliners)

skarpi 25 Feb 09 - 05:53 PM
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Subject: Origins: Sands of Sudan ..... Skarpi .......
From: skarpi
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 05:53 PM

Hallo all . I am stuck in this song , I heard it first on Dubliners cd
but is there anyone who knows the Origins of this Tune/lyric??

as the lyric tells us about the hunger and how the west are behavin .

here is the lyric with some chords I use , note that you can also
add more chords in and ofcourse do it in a simble way .




The Sands of Sudan
          D         A            G       D
There´s a withering child on the sands of Sudan
D               F#m       G          A7
His Body ´s too weak to hold out his hand
D               A             G         D
And beg for the bread that he might get today
D                               A7             D
For the bird in the sky from the west´s on it´s way
A7             D            G          D
He looks up with anguish and grief in his face
D                G          D          A7
The first world is coming but coming too late
D                  A          G          D
His young sister ´s body lies dead in the sand
                                     A7          D         
As the bird from the west drops it´s load on the land


So what is more cruel , is it nature or man
As thousands more perish on the sands of Sudan
And what price to pay for a small bag of grain
That the west throws away for its profit and gain


The vultures look down from African sky
On one living hell as they wait for their pray
The hardship and suffering too great to believe
These poor hungry people they need some relief
The west´s anxious faces look on in despair
From the comfort of home as we lounge in a chair
And shed a few tears for the victims that die
On video screens that we´ve saved up to buy


There´s a withering child on the sands of Sudan
His body too weak to hold out his hand
And beg for the bread that he might get today
For the bird in the sky from the west´s on its way


I wish I could help more ......
All the best Skarpi Iceland


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Subject: RE: Origins: Sands of Sudan ..... Skarpi .......
From: skarpi
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 05:59 PM

I am afraid the the chords has moved a little



The Sands of Sudan
               D               A                G                D
There´s a withering child on the sands of Sudan
D                         F#m       G                A7
His Body ´s too weak to hold out his hand
D                        A                   G             D
And beg for the bread that he might get today
   D                                              A7                  D
For the bird in the sky from the west´s on it´s way
A7                      D                G               D
He looks up with anguish and grief in his face
D                         G                D                A7
The first world is coming but coming too late
D                            A             G                D
His young sister ´s body lies dead in the sand
   D                                                    A7               D
As the bird from the west drops it´s load on the land


So what is more cruel , is it nature or man
As thousands more perish on the sands of Sudan
And what price to pay for a small bag of grain
That the west throws away for its profit and gain


The vultures look down from African sky
On one living hell as they wait for their pray
The hardship and suffering too great to believe
These poor hungry people they need some relief
The west´s anxious faces look on in despair
From the comfort of home as we lounge in a chair
And shed a few tears for the victims that die
On video screens that we´ve saved up to buy


There´s a withering child on the sands of Sudan
His body too weak to hold out his hand
And beg for the bread that he might get today
For the bird in the sky from the west´s on its way


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Subject: RE: Origins: Sands of Sudan ..... Skarpi .......
From: skarpi
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 06:00 PM

okei now its good


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Subject: RE: Origins: Sands of Sudan ..... Skarpi .......
From: skarpi
Date: 26 Feb 09 - 04:35 PM

hmmmm on one know ..s

must try other way then


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Subject: RE: Origins: Sands of Sudan (from The Dubliners)
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Dec 15 - 10:47 PM

Aiden Forde wrote it, look him up on you tube


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