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C chord F chord G chord
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    C              F        C                        F      C
The cadillac stood by the house and the Yanks they were within
    C                      F                  C              G
And the tinker boys they hissed advice 'Hot wire her with a pin'
   C                      F                   C                     G
We turned and shook as we had a look in the room where the dead man lay
   C                  F         C                             F    C
So big Jim Dwyer made his last trip to the shores where his fathers laid
 
C                                        F         C
Fifteen minutes later we had our first taste of whiskey
C                                     F             G
There was uncles giving lectures on ancient Irish history
F                                       C              G
The men all started telling jokes and the women they got frisky
   C                      C             F                G
At five o' clock in the evening every bastard there was pisskey
 
          C           G             F              C
Fare thee well going away there's nothing left to say
    F                                C          G
Farewell to New York City boys to Boston and P A
   F                                              C              G
He took them out will a well-aimed clout he was often heard to say
      C         F          G   C
I'm a free born man of the U.S.A.
 
C                                           F                  C
He fought the champ in Pittsburgh and he slashed him to the ground
C                                   F             G
He took on Tiny tartanella and it only went one round
F                                   C                  G
He never had no time for red, for drink, or dice or whores
   C                   C
And he never threw a fight when the fight was right
         F              G
So they sent him to the war
 
          C           G              F             C
Fare thee well going away there's nothing left to say
    F                              C          G
With a slainte Joe and Erin go my love's in Amerikay
   F                                C              G
The calling of the rosary Spanish wine from far away
      C         F          G   C
I'm a free born man of the U.S.A.
 
Chorus, then Bridge:(repeat X 2 over C,C,F,C, F, C,G,G,)
 
C                                   F             C
This morning on the harbour when I said goodbye to you
C                                 F                 G
I remember how I swore that I'd come back to you one day
F                                   C              G
And as the sunset came to meet the evening on the hill
   C                     C              F               G
I told you I'd always love you, I always did, I always will
 
          C           G             F              C
Fare thee well going away there's nothing left to say
    F                                C                       G
'cept to say adieu to your eyes as blue as the water in the bay
    F                                           C          G
And to big Jim Dwyer the man of wire who was often heard to say
      C         F          G   C
I'm a free born man of the U.S.A.
A free born man of the U.S.A.
A free born man of the U.S.A.

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