ONE TIN SOLDIER                    COVEN          Prepared by Mike Martin

 

C                      G             Am                    Em

Listen children to a story that was written long ago

F                         C                      D7                 G

'Bout a kingdom on a mountain and the valley folk below

C                         G                      Am                   Em

On the mountain was a treasure buried deep beneath a stone

F                     C                               D7                    G     C

And the valley people swore they'd have it for their very own

 

CHORUS:

C                                      Em            F                                      C           

Go ahead and hate your neighbour, go ahead and cheat your friend

C                              Em         F                    C

Do it in the name of heaven, justify it in the end

C                                            Em       F                              C

There won't be any trumpets blowin, come the judgment day

C                                    F        

On the bloody morning after......

                                     C

One tin soldier rides away.

 

 

So the people of the valley sent a message up the hill

Asking for the buried treasure tons of gold for which they'd kill

Came an answer from the kingdom "With our brothers we wil share

All the secrets of our mountain, all the riches buried there."

 

CHORUS

 

Now the valley cried with anger, mount your horses, draw your sword

and they killed the mountain people so the won their just reward

Now they stood beside the treasure on the mountain, dark and red

turned the stone and looked beneath it, "Peace on Earth" was all it said.

 

CHORUS

 

 

Prepared by Mike Martin