The Blessing chords with lyrics by Eric Bogle - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Eric Bogle – The Blessing chords

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[Intro]
G  D/F#  Em    C    D

[Verse 1]
GI used to cling to the strong belief
AmAll through life's slowly deepening grief
DThat in every heart a dream of peace
G DLonged for the day of its release
GThough peace was often hard to keep
AmThough fears and hatred still ran deep
DI thought one day they'd surely fall
G DTo the dream of peace that binds us all
[Chorus]
EmAnd blessed be those who strive for peace
CThey shall be shot down in the streets
EmBlessed be the free, the proud, and the brave
CThey shall be humbled and enslaved
EmBlessed be those who love and care
C DTheir hearts shall wither in despair
GAbove all bless the human race
AmFor spitting in Creations face
DWho knows if we'll live or die
GNot I.
D/F# EmAnd who cares if we'll live or die
C DNot I. Not I.
[Verse 2]
GI used to think that the written word
AmWas more mighty than the gun or sword
DJustice, Truth, and Liberty
G DWere more than just mere words to me
GBut weapons, when in Freedom's hand
AmNo tyranny could long withstand
DNor yet delay its final hour
G DBrought to dust by words of power
Em C Em C Em C Em C [Chorus]
EmAnd blessed be those who strive for peace
CThey shall be shot down in the streets
EmBlessed be the free, the proud, and the brave
CThey shall be humbled and enslaved
EmBlessed be those who love and care
C DTheir hearts shall wither in despair
GAbove all bless the human race
AmFor spitting in Creations face
DWho knows if we'll live or die
GNot I.
D/F# EmAnd who cares if we'll live or die
C DNot I. Not I.
[Verse 3]
GSo I sit here in my ivory tower
AmPlaying with these words of power
DRhymes fly from my fingertips
G DSongs fall smoothly from my lips
GTo better see, I stand apart
AmTo safer be, I veil my heart
DSee Moses down the mountain flies
G DIs he bringing truth or lies?
[Chorus]
EmAnd blessed be those who strive for peace
CThey shall be shot down in the streets
EmBlessed be the free, the proud, and the brave
CThey shall be humbled and enslaved
EmBlessed be those who love and care
C DTheir hearts shall wither in despair
GAbove all bless the human race
AmFor spitting in Creations face
DWho knows if we'll live or die
GNot I.
D/F# EmAnd who cares if we'll live or die
C D GNot I. Not I. Not I.
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