Duffy’s Cut

D                                             A
In the summer of 1832 the sailing ship John Stamp
         e                                            G
Tied up into the port of Pennsylvania
            D                                               A
Up the ladder from the cargo deck men and women crept
   e                               b
Into the open skies above
Dia is Muire Dhuit agus Failte romhat
Duffy’s my name I cut through stone
e                                                           G                       A
Work for me I’m one of your own in dollars I’ll pay you
D                                             A
Fifty-seven men signed up Duffy promised to fill their cup
            e                                           G                      b
If they cut the Malvern valley up mile fifty-nine had to be on time
            G            A
for the railway line
From Ballyshannon and  the Glenties they sailed right into hell
          G                           A
They suffered like the weeping Christ
            G                          A                                b                       G
Down Duffy’s Cut they sweat their blood into his wishing well
Were they taken by the sickness were they hunted down like scum
                   G                      A                    G                 A
Was there poison in the water was it cholera or murder
         b                                G                          D                                    G-b-A
The smoke, that hid the bullets from the barrel of the bosses’s gun

The Blacksmith and the Holy Sisters good people through and through
Whispered prayers into the victim’s ears it’s all they could do
How come the bosses had silence on their lips
As fifty-seven Irish Navies were buried in their pit
      A                                e                      G                                          A
No stone to mark their resting place no one to mourn their passing

From Ballyshannon to the Glenties …

In the summer of 1832 the sailing ship John Stamp
Tied up into the port of Pennsylvania

(Noten)   (Midi)