Nelson’s Farewell lyrics and chords

The chords to Nelson’s Farewell are presented in the key of G. The lyrics were written by Joe Dolan. They tell the true story of how the Irish republicans blew up Nelson’s Column in O’Connell Street, Dublin in 1966 – on the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising.

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G 
Poor old Admiral Nelson is no longer in the air
C 
Too ra loo ra  
D7 
loo ra loo ra  
G 
loo
G 
On the eighth day of March in Dublin City fair
C 
Too ra loo ra  
D7 
loo ra loo ra  
G 
loo
 
From his  
D7 
stand of stones and mortar
D7 
He fell crashing through the quarter
 
Where once he stood so stiff and proud and  
G 
rude
 
So lets sing our cele
C 
bration it’s a service to the nation
 
So  
G 
poor old Admiral  
D7 
Nelson too ra  
G 
loo

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Oh, fifty pounds of gelignite it sped him on his way
Too ra loo ra loo ra loo ra loo
And the lad that laid the charge, we’re in debt to him today
Too ra loo ra loo ra loo ra loo

In Trafalgar Square it might be fair
To leave old Nelson standing there
But no one tells the Irish what they’ll view
Now the Dublin Corporation can stop deliberations
For the boys of Ireland showed them what to do

For a hundred and fifty seven years it stood up there in state
Too ra loo ra loo ra loo ra loo
To mark old Nelson’s victory o’er the French and Spanish fleet
Too ra loo ra loo ra loo ra loo

But one thirty in the morning without a bit of warning
Old Nelson took a powder and he blew
Oh at last the Irish nation has Parnell in higher station
Than poor old Admiral Nelson, too ra loo

Oh the Russians and the Yanks with lunar probes they play
Too ra loo ra loo ra loo ra loo
And I hear the French are trying hard to make up lost headway
Too ra loo ra loo ra loo ra loo

But now the Irish join the race we have an astronaut in space
Ireland, boys, is now a world power too
So let’s sing our celebration it’s a service to the nation
So poor old Admiral Nelson too ra loo

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Nelson’s Farewell lyrics and chords print version

[G]Poor old Admiral Nelson is no longer in the air
[C]Too ra loo ra [D7]loo ra loo ra [G]loo
[G]On the eighth day of March in Dublin City fair
[C]Too ra loo ra [D7]loo ra loo ra [G]loo

From his [D7]stand of stones and mortar
[D7]He fell crashing through the quarter
Where once he stood so stiff and proud and [G]rude
So lets sing our cele[C]bration it’s a service to the nation
So [G]poor old Admiral [D7]Nelson too ra [G]loo

Oh, fifty pounds of gelignite it sped him on his way
Too ra loo ra loo ra loo ra loo
And the lad that laid the charge, we’re in debt to him today
Too ra loo ra loo ra loo ra loo

In Trafalgar Square it might be fair
To leave old Nelson standing there
But no one tells the Irish what they’ll view
Now the Dublin Corporation can stop deliberations
For the boys of Ireland showed them what to do

For a hundred and fifty seven years it stood up there in state
Too ra loo ra loo ra loo ra loo
To mark old Nelson’s victory o’er the French and Spanish fleet
Too ra loo ra loo ra loo ra loo

But one thirty in the morning without a bit of warning
Old Nelson took a powder and he blew
Oh at last the Irish nation has Parnell in higher station
Than poor old Admiral Nelson, too ra loo

Oh the Russians and the Yanks with lunar probes they play
Too ra loo ra loo ra loo ra loo
And I hear the French are trying hard to make up lost headway
Too ra loo ra loo ra loo ra loo

But now the Irish join the race we have an astronaut in space
Ireland, boys, is now a world power too
So let’s sing our celebration it’s a service to the nation
So poor old Admiral Nelson too ra loo

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