One Tin Soldier

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Listen children to a story that was written long ago  	

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'Bout a kingdom on a mountain, and the valley folk below
	   	
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On the mountain was a treasure buried deep beneath a stone  
	
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And the valley people swore they'd have it for their very own. 
	   
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Go ahead and hate your neighbor, go ahead and cheat a friend  
          	   	
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Do it in the name of heaven, you can justify it in the end  
	
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There won't be any trumpets blowing, come the judgment day  
    	  
No Chord F C 

On the bloody morning after - one tin soldier rides away.  

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

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Asking for the buried treasure, tons of gold for which they'd kill  
	
C	G	Am  	
Came an answer from the kingdom: With our brothers we will share 
 	
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All the secrets of our mountain, all the riches buried there. 
 
Chorus  Verse III  	

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Now the valley cried with anger, mount your horses, draw your sword!  
	
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And they killed the mountain people, sure they'd won their just reward   
     	
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Now they stood beside the treasure on the mountain dark and red  
	
F	C  	
Turned the stone and looked beneath it
	
F	C  	
'Peace on Earth' was all it said.

Chorus