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Chord Req: The Dunnes Stores Girl (John Spillane)

GUEST,Mick Folan 03 Aug 10 - 02:32 PM
GUEST 08 Apr 13 - 07:59 AM
maeve 08 Apr 13 - 08:30 AM
Jim Carroll 08 Apr 13 - 08:59 AM
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Subject: Chord Req: John Spillane's...... Dunnes Stores Girl
From: GUEST,Mick Folan
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 02:32 PM

Can anyone help me with the intro to the above song please.

Thanks

Mick


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Dunnes Stores Girl (John Spillane)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Apr 13 - 07:59 AM

anyone help here


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Dunnes Stores Girl (John Spillane)
From: maeve
Date: 08 Apr 13 - 08:30 AM

Hello, Guest Mick Folan. I see you've two threads on this topic.
Let's see how quickly we can get you some help with your request from 2010!.

Here's a YouTube clip to John Spillan's song "The Dunnes Stores Girl" in case someone stops by to help you with the chords.
Dunnes Stores Girl -John Spillane -


The Dunnes Stores Girl - Words : Louis De Paor Music : John Spillane

Hey check out the Dunnes Stores Girl
She's the one who rules my world
I'm gonna walk down the aisle with the Dunnes Stores Girl
I'm gonna waltz down the aisle with the Dunnes Stores Girl
She rules my world

I'm gonna walk down the aisle with the Dunnes Stores Girl
In your dreams says her brother, he's a skinhead and he wants me dead
In my dreams is right I said
I'm gonna run down the aisle with the Dunnes Stores Girl
She rules my world

Na Na Na Na Na Na
Na Na Na Na Na Na
Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
The Dunnes Stores Girl

She knows we're looking at her and she knows she's looking fine
And she doesn't have all day and you have to wait in line
I would wait in line till kingdom come
For salvation in her smile

And I'd love to stop that clock looking down on her all the time
Like a jumped up little manager in a suit that doesn't rhyme
And you never patronise her only always idolize her
The Dunnes Stores Girl

Na Na Na Na Na Na
Na Na Na Na Na Na
Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
The Dunnes Stores Girl

On a cold and rainy Friday night
Waiting for the world to close
When she comes up behind me
So brave and so warm
I know it'll never rain again
I know it'll never ever rain again
On the rebel streets of our dreams

And she doesn't believe a word that I say
She laughs when I tell her she's a Saturday in May
And you never underestimate, you never underestimate
The Dunnes Stores Girl

Hey check out the Dunnes Stores Girl
She's the one who rules my world
I'm gonna walk down the aisle with the Dunnes Stores Girl
I'm gonna waltz down the aisle with the Dunnes Stores Girl
SHE RULES MY WORLD!

From http://irishmusicdb.com/s/johnspillane/js_lyrics.htm


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Dunnes Stores Girl (John Spillane)
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 08 Apr 13 - 08:59 AM

My favourite 'Dunne's' girl song.
If you take the road from Leenaune (location for the film 'The Field') and head for Louisburg alongside Killary Harbour (Ireland's only fjord), arguably the most beautiful road in Ireland, along the way, with spectacular views, you will come to a monument to the Dunne's strike.
Jim Carroll

TEN YOUNG WOMEN AND ONE YOUNG MAN
Ewan MacColl (1986) – to the tune Spanish Lady
Lis Deasy, Dorothy Dooley, Michelle Gavin, Karen .Gearon, Sandra Griffin, Mary Manning, Theresa Mooney, Veronica Monroe, Catherine O'Reilly, Alma Russell and Tommy Davis were all employees of the Henry Street branch of Dunnes Stores, a chain
of supermarket and clothing shops in Eire. When they came out on strike, all the odds were against them. They were young and inexperienced and the other branches of Dunnes steadfastly refused to come out in support. Nonetheless, their enthusiasm and
dedication caught the imagination of the British public—and of the African National Congress, who invited several of the eleven to visit South Africa. When the strike ended, its main point had been won: the Irish government introduced a ban on the importation of all South African fruit and vegetables.

Now pause awhile, my friends, and listen to what I'm going to tell to you
About the events in Dublin City and the girls of the I.D.A.T.U.
Dunnes Store, the branch in Henry Street, is where the trouble all began
That led to the strike, the famous strike, of ten young women and one young man.

That year at the union conference they said we should not compromise
With apartheid and they voted to boycott all South African merchandise;
When Karen Gearon, the Dunnes shop-steward, told her mates about the ban,
They said, "We'll stand by the resolution." Ten young women and one young man.

Now Mary Manning of Kilmainham, a twenty-one-year-old cashier
Was put to the test the very next morning when she spoke up loud and clear:
"No, I'm afraid I cannot serve you, that grapefruit's South African!
And some of us here are opposed to apartheid." Ten young women and one young man.

Well, what a hell of a hullabaloo, the threats and groans and the angry cries,
The management foaming at the mouth and the suits buzzing round like blue-arse flies;
"You'll sell those goods or be suspended, we'll tolerate no union ban!"
Little did they understand the will of ten young women and one young man

So Mary Manning got the push, this lass of independent mind,
And ten of her workmates came out and joined her there on the picket line.
For days and weeks and months they stood there, persevered and stood their ground,
Proclaiming the will and determination of ten young women and one young man.

Then here's to the girls of Dublin City who stretched their hands across the sea,
Their action surely is a lesson in workers' solidarity.
And here's to the folk who heeded the boycott, who won't buy Cape and spurn Outspan,
And also the lad who joined the lasses—ten young women and one young man.

Music note: This is the same tune as "The Day of the Fight. "


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Dunnes Stores Girl (John Spillane)
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 08 Apr 13 - 10:29 AM

Here is what I heard; durations vary, as you'll find out yourself:

Intro & verses:
G D7/F# Em G7/D C D G Em C D G

Bridge:
F G F G Bm7b5/F E Bm7b5/F E B7


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