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All The Fine Young Men Lyrics And Guitar Chords [folk] Words Eric Bogle/Music John Munro, another classic anti war song from Eric Bogle. The video is by Colcannon. Colcannon is one of the few groups performing today that has developed their own unique, recognizable and contemporary style while still keeping in firm touch with the heart and essence of tradtional Celtic music. More information on the group can be found on their site

They(D)told all the (A)fine young (Bm)men,
(Em) "Ah, when this war is (A)over,
(D) There (A)will be (Bm)peace,  
(Em) And the peace will last for(A)ever."
(D) In (A)Flan(G)ders (D)Fields,
At (Em)Lone Pine and Ber(A)sheeba,
For (D)king and (Em)country,
(D)Honour and for (G)duty,
The (D)young men fought and (A)cursed and wept and (G)died.
 

They (D)told all the (A)fine young (Bm)men,
(Em) "Ah, when this war is (A)over,
In your (D)country´s (A)grateful (Bm)heart
(Em) We will cherish you for(A)ever."
To(D)bruk and (A)A(G)la(D)mein,
(Em)Bhuna and Ko(A)koda,(hold)
In a (D)world mad with (Em)war,
Like their (D)fathers be(G)fore,
The (D)young men fought and (A)cursed and wept and (G)died.
- Instrumental verse -


For (D)many of those (A)fine young (Bm)men
(Em) All the wars are (A)over,
(D) They´ve (A)found their (Bm)peace,
(Em) It´s the peace that lasts for(A)ever.
When the (D)call (A)comes (G)a(D)gain,
(Em)They will not (A)answer,(hold)
They´re (D)just forgotten (Em)bones,
Lying (D)far from their (G)homes,
For(D)gotten as the (A)cause for which they (G)died.
Ah, (G)Bluey, can you (A)see now why they (D)lied?

All The Fine Young Men.       Capo 2 Key of A Major, Arr. by Ron Rackley

(G) They told all the (D) fine young (Em) men (Am)when this war is  (D)over (G) there (D) will be (Em) peace (Am) and the peace will last (D) forever (G) in (D) Flan (C) ders (G) field,(Am) at Lone Pine and (D) Bersheeba for (G)King and (Am) country (G) honour and for (C) duty (G) the young fought and (D) cursed and wept and (C) died (G).

(G)They told all the(D) fine young Em men (Am) when this war is (D) over (G) in your country’s(D)grateful (Em) heart (Am)we will cherish you (D) forever (G) at Tobruk  and (D) Ala  (C)(G) mein (Am) at Bhuna and (D) Kokoda in a (G) World mad with (C) war like their (G) fathers (C) before the (G) the young men fought and(D) cursed and wept and (C) died (G)

(G) For many of those (D) fine young (Em) men (Am) all the wars are (D) over (G) they’ve (D) found their (Em) peace (Am) it’s a peace that last (D) forever (G) When the call (D) comes (C) a (G)ain  (Am) they  will  not (D) answer (G) the’re  just forgotten (Am) bones (G)  lying far from their (C) homes, as (G) forgotten as the (D) cause for which they (C) died (G).

Lyrics and chords fit the version of ‚The Eric Bogle Songbook 2’ (w/o instrumental 2nd part)

They (D)told all the (F#m)fine young (Bm)men of (Em)when this war is (A)over -A7-D
There (A)will be (Bm)peace - (Em) and the peace will last for(A)ever
(G*)In (F#m*)Flan(Em*)ders (D*)Fields, at (Em)Lone Pine and Ber(A)sheeba
For (D)king and (Em)country, (D)honour and (G)duty
The (D)young men fought and (A7)cursed and wept and (G)died

They (D)told all the (F#m)fine young (Bm)men of (Em)when this war is (A)over -A7
In your (D)country's (F#m)grateful (Bm)heart - (Em)we will cherish you fo(A)rever
To(G*)bruk and (F#m*)A(Em*)la(D*)mein, (Em)Bhuna and Ko(A)koda
In a (D)world mad with (Em)war like their (D)fathers be(G)fore,
The (D)young men fought and (A7)cursed and wept and (G)died
 
Repeat 2nd verse instrumentally
For (D)many of those (F#m)fine young (Bm)men (Em)all the wars are (A)over -A7-D
They’ve (A)found their (Bm)peace - (Em)it's the peace that lasts for(A)ever
When the (G*)call (F#m*)comes (Em*)a(D*)gain (Em)they will not (A)answer
They're (D)just forgotten (Em)bones lying (D)far from their (G)homes
For(D)gotten as the (A7)cause for which they (G)died
 
Ah (G)young men, can you (Em)see now (A)why they (D)lied
Eric Bogles original version proceeds with an instrumental guitar part which is not directly linked to the first part of the song and therefore completely optional
* The chord marked with a star are played in higher keys in Eric Bogle’s original version as shown below. If you are a novice guitar player or using a guitar without cut-out (on which these chords might be tricky) also the simple ’standard’ chords without a grand barée for G and D can be used instead.
Special chords:
G* = (X-10-12-12-12-10)
F#m* = (X-9-11-11-10-10)
Em* = (X-7-9-9-8-7)
D* = (X-5-7-7-7-5)
A relatively easy way to achive a good result for this is to place your:
• 2nd finger on the 10th fret (grand barée, blocking strings A-e),
• 3rd finger on 11th fret on B-string,
• 4th finger on 12th fret on D-string (slightly touching the G-string to keep it from vibrating) and
• 5th finger on 12th fret on B-string (so just beside your 2nd finger on the same string).
This will actually give you a G7-chord but still sound good because of the dampened G-string. Now the only thing you have is to do is to slide your whole left hand upwards from 10th to 9th, then to 7th, and finally to 5th fret and lifting your small finger for the F#m and Em-chord. This might take some time to practice but is worth the efford if you want to capture the real spirit of the song and draw nearer to Eric Bogle’s really great quitar work in this song

All The Fine Young Men In The Key Of C Major
 
They(C)told all the (G)fine young (Am)men,
(Dm) "Ah, when this war is (G)over,
(C) There (G)will be (Am)peace,  
(Dm) And the peace will last for(G)ever."
(C) In (G)Flan(F)ders (C)Fields,
At (Dm)Lone Pine and Ber(G)sheeba,
For (C)king and (Dm)country,
(C)Honour and for (F)duty,
The (C)young men fought and (G)cursed and wept and (F)died.


They (C)told all the (G)fine young (Am)men,
(Dm) "Ah, when this war is (G)over,
In your (C)country´s (G)grateful (Am)heart
(Dm) We will cherish you for(G)ever."
To(C)bruk and (G)A(F)la(C)mein,
(Dm)Bhuna and Ko(G)koda,(hold)
In a (C)world mad with (Dm)war,
Like their (C)fathers be(F)fore,
The (C)young men fought and (G)cursed and wept and (F)died.
- Instrumental verse -


For (C)many of those (G)fine young (Am)men
(Dm) All the wars are (G)over,
(C) They´ve (G)found their (Am)peace,
(Dm) It´s the peace that lasts for(G)ever.
When the (C)call (G)comes (F)a(C)gain,
(Dm)They will not (G)answer,(hold)
They´re (C)just forgotten (Dm)bones,
Lying (C)far from their (F)homes,
For(C)gotten as the (G)cause for which they (F)died.
Ah, (F)Bluey, can you (G)see now why they (C)lied?
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