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Lyr/Chords Req: The Men Behind the Wire (McGuigan)

JENNIFERBYERS@prodigy.net 02 Jan 00 - 10:15 PM
DonMeixner 02 Jan 00 - 11:37 PM
Brendy 02 Jan 00 - 11:52 PM
John Moulden 03 Jan 00 - 11:19 AM
Brendy 03 Jan 00 - 11:10 PM
Brendy 06 Jan 00 - 10:30 PM
GUEST,dorothy 06 Feb 11 - 04:05 PM
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Subject: 'The Men Behind the Wire'
From: JENNIFERBYERS@prodigy.net
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 10:15 PM

I'm directing "Ourselves Alone" by Ann Devlin - a powerful piece set in Northern Ireland. The play features "The Men Behind the Wire" - and has the lyrics, but I can't find the sheet music anywhere. I also need the lyrics and music for "The Volunteer". Any information would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'The Men Behind the Wire'
From: DonMeixner
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 11:37 PM

Not sure of the verse lyrics but the chords should breakdown this way. I play them on the banjo as a melody line through the song so its possible my chords are wrong too. I am approximating from the melody notes. good luck

C - DM

C - G7

C - DM

C - G7 - C

F - G

F - G

C - DM

C - G7

C - G7 - C

C G7 Armored cars and Tanks and guns

C G7 Came to take away our sons,

C F Every man must stand behind

C G C the men behind the wire

2Xs

Don


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE MEN BEHIND THE WIRE (Paddy McGuigan)
From: Brendy
Date: 02 Jan 00 - 11:52 PM

CHORUS: Armoured cars and tanks and guns
Came to take away our sons.
But every man will stand behind
The men behind the wire.

1. Through the little streets of Belfast,
In the dark of early morn'
British soldiers came marauding
Wrecking little homes with scorn.
Heedless of the crying children
Draggin' fathers from their beds.
Beating sons while helpless mothers
Watched the blood pour from their heads.

Chorus

2. Not for them a judge nor jury,
Nor indeed a crime at all.
Being Irish means we're guilty
So we're guilty one and all.
Round the world the truth will echo
Cromwell's men are here again
England's name again is sullied
In the eyes of honest men

Chorus

3. Proudly stand behind our banner
Firmly stand behind our men.
We will have them free to help us
Build a nation once again.
On the people step together
Proudly, firmly on their way.
Never fear and never falter
Till the boys come home to stay.

Chorus twice

Author Paddy McGuigan (The Barleycorn)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'The Men Behind the Wire'
From: John Moulden
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 11:19 AM

As usual with this sort of song, the words have been published but no notation - and I don't have a recording - sorry.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: THE MEN BEHIND THE WIRE (McGuigan)
From: Brendy
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 11:10 PM

I don't know how to musically notate in these little boxes, but If you start in the key of 'G', it's

     G             Em
Armoured cars and tanks and guns
D G
Came to take away our sons
G C
But every man will stand behind
G D G
The Men behind the wire.

G C
Through the little streets of Belfast,
G D
In the dark of early morn'
G C
British soldiers came marauding
G D G
Wrecking little homes with scorn.
G C
Heedless of the crying children
G D
Draggin' fathers from their beds.
G C
Beating sons while helpless mothers
G D G
Watched the blood pour from their heads.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'The Men Behind the Wire'
From: Brendy
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 10:30 PM

You're welcome, Jennifer, don't mention it


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 'The Men Behind the Wire'
From: GUEST,dorothy
Date: 06 Feb 11 - 04:05 PM

wondering if anyone has guitar tabliture for the mmen behind the wire


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