Tom Williams Irish song lyrics and chords
The tin whistle sheet music is included in the key of D.Tom Williams was an I.R.A. volunteer and was sentenced to death by hanging in 1942, He was 18 years old. Capo on the second fret= the key of A major. Recorded by The Dublin City Ramblers and by Eire Og, now Gary Og. also by The Irish Brigade. The youtube video is to teach you how to play the song on guitar. I use a capo on the first and don't use any plec.
Time[G] goes by as years roll[D] onwards,
[C]Still in [D]memory fresh I [G]keep,
Of a night in Brlfast[D] prison,
Una[C]shamed I [D]saw men[G] weep.
As the time was fast approaching,
A lad lay sentenced for to die,
On the second of september,
He goes to meet his God on high.
Now he's marching to the scaffold,
Head erect he shows no fear,
And while standing on that scaffold,
Ireland's cross he holds so dear.
Now the cruel blow has fallen,
For Ireland he has given all,
Who in the flower of manhood,
Proudly answered to the call.
Brave Tom Williams we salute you,
And we never shall forget,
Thoes who planned your brutal murder,
We vow we'll make them all regret.
So[G] I say to Irish[D] solders,
[C]If from[D] Tom's path you chance to[G] stray,
Just keep memory of that[Em] morn,
When Ireland's[C] cross was proudly[D] borne,
By a lad who lies within this[C] prison [G]grave.
Name-Thomas Joseph Williams.
Born -12 May 1923
Died -2nd September 1942
Address - Bombay Street Belfast
Company- C Company Belfast Brigade
Cause Of Death - Hanging, Crumlin Rd. Prison
Buried - At Crumlin Rd. Prison Unmarked Grave
Re-Interned- Year 2000 At Milltown Cemetery